Posts Tagged ‘Piper Watson’

NGPC - Bahamas

NGPC – Bahamas

In partnership with the US Embassy Nassau and The Bahamas National Drug Council, 20 students representing public and private schools on New Providence, Grand Bahama and Crooked Island were selected to participate in this Photo Camp based on the merit of their entries to the “Youth Against Drugs” Essay, Rap and Poetry contest.

NGPC Baltimore Final Show

NGPC Baltimore Final Show

NGPC Baltimore - Finding Home

NGPC Baltimore – Finding Home

Photo Camp Baltimore brought together refugee youth from Burma and Eritrea now residing in a suburb outside of Baltimore, to explore using photography, writing and audio recordings to tell their own stories of what its like to make a new home.  Every evening students brought home cameras and lessons learned at photo camp to capture — Read more…


National Geographic Photo Camp - Baltimore

National Geographic Photo Camp – Baltimore

Tomorrow Night! NGPC Presents....

Tomorrow Night! NGPC Presents….

Ocean For Life in Film Festival!!

Ocean For Life in Film Festival!!

Great News! The 2011 National Geographic Photo Camp – Ocean for Life youth media project titled “Sense of Place” will be featured during the 9th Annual San Francisco Ocean Film Festival on March 8-11, 2012. Congratulations to Bashmah Al-Mesad (Kuwait), Tomas Fuentes-Afflick (California), Erica Haasen Knox (Illinois), Nasser Marzook (Qatar), Molly Struble (Arizona) and Hala — Read more…


NGPC Philadelphia Begins!

NGPC Philadelphia Begins!

In partnership with The Boys and Girls Clubs of Philadelphia and Drexel University, 22 middle-school and high-school aged students had the opportunity last weekend to obtain a unique perspective of Philadelphia during National Geographic Photo Camp Philadelphia. From October 7 – 10, 2011, these youth learned tools of photojournalism to tell the story of different Philadelphia neighborhoods, culminating — Read more…

Ocean for Life 2011 - Journey to Santa Cruz Island

Ocean for Life 2011 – Journey to Santa Cruz Island

Our journey out to the Channel Island Marine Sanctuary furthered the Ocean for Life field study by allowing students to develop their own first-hand accounts of how conservation and awareness can restore the natural balance of an environment.   On Anacapa Island, the National Parks Service invited the students to attend a live, underwater interpretive — Read more…

National Geographic Photo Camp - Smith Island, Words From Our Students

National Geographic Photo Camp – Smith Island, Words From Our Students

There are a lot of differences between here and home. For one thing it’s more peaceful. It’s like the rest of the world is on pause. Things are just more beautiful here. In the city a pile of bricks to me, was just a pile of bricks. But here through the eye of my camera — Read more…


National Geographic Photo Camp - Smith Island

National Geographic Photo Camp – Smith Island

Last month, NGPC conducted it’s first ever all-female Photo Camp with 12 girls from the Baltimore Leadership School for Young Women. Four students from VisionWorkshops’ Crossing Borders program, girls from Iraq and Nepal, accompanied the group as team leaders for the younger girls, new to this type of photographic story-telling program. Their task was to — Read more…

Crossing Borders Baltimore – I Am

This winter, our Crossing Borders program in Baltimore with the Refugee Youth Project, gave 15 refugee teens the opportunity to explore their new city of Baltimore; it’s similarities and differences to their home country, culminating in a visual “letter” to the city and it’s people entitled, “Dear Baltimore.” In April, these students participated in a — Read more…

Crossing Borders Baltimore: Photo Exhibition

Crossing Borders Baltimore: Photo Exhibition

Join us Saturday April 9th, 2011 at 6pm for the opening reception of these wonderful images taken by 15 immigrant and refugee students who have resettled here in Baltimore.


Meanwhile, Back at the Ranch...  Crossing Borders Baltimore

Meanwhile, Back at the Ranch… Crossing Borders Baltimore

While half of our rotating cast of characters, also referred to as volunteers and teaching assistants, were in Chad for National Geographic Photo Camp, the other half remained local to put on yet another successful Crossing Borders- Baltimore. Crossing Borders is our regional initiative to help teens who have immigrated to the US, learn more — Read more…

Giga Who?  Giga What?

Giga Who? Giga What?

GigaPan! Integrating the use of a GigaPan into our programs has yielded some really fantastic results. For those of you out there still scratching your head, GigaPan is not a gigantic frying pan, but an amazing little robot developed by Carnegie Mellon University, with NASA Ames Intelligent Robotics Group, and a little help from Google. — Read more…

A Lasting Impression

A Lasting Impression

Pine Ridge came with a preface. One that was relayed to me with great emotional depth as a place that was overwrought with “permanent grief” and the repercussions that come with that. What I found; however, were nine kids with a glimmer of hope in their eyes, and an unmatched excitement by having a camera — Read more…


Slow Down

Slow Down

Day three of our photography workshop with the kids from Pine Ridge, afforded us the opportunity to slow the pace and enjoy our surroundings. Rockin’ R Ranch were our hosts for morning trail riding and the students were tasked to photograph ‘action’ for our lesson. While many of the students were seasoned riders, and were — Read more…

A Change of Perspective

A Change of Perspective

Often times, when faced with a difficult situation, human nature is to fight, flight, or freeze. However, a shift in how we see things can turn an unsurmountable challenge into a positive, life-changing experience. The same applies to photography. Our view of the world through the viewfinder of a camera can change drastically depending on — Read more…

The Journey Begins

The Journey Begins

These students represent an aspect of American culture that is often overlooked or shied away from. This year, we decided to adapt our programming to better fit the needs and the challenges they face. Our thought was that an “adventure photography workshop” approach would be an exciting way to engage and encourage the students to — Read more…


First Impressions

First Impressions

Being new to the photography camps outside of our regional programming, coming here to Pine Ridge has, thus far, been a wonderful first-time experience. South Dakota greeted us with quite a storm, that we watched from across the rolling green plains, callused with these so-called Badlands. Moody maybe, but definitely not “bad.” One thing that — Read more…