National Geographic Photo Camp reaches young people and the communities in which they live through a dynamic series of photography workshops held in inner cities, refugee camps, and other underserved locations around the world. Photo Camp’s mission is to inspire them to explore their world through the camera’s lens and to share their stories through publications, exhibitions, and multimedia presentations online. Talented National Geographic Society professionals guide a new generation of storytellers, teaching them what it means to visually document places and issues through photography. Students learn from these role models about the field of photojournalism and leave Photo Camp with a new voice, confident in their ability to tell their own stories.
During the five-day Photo Camp workshop in Jerash, Jordan, twenty participants ages 13-16 will be mentored by National Geographic contributing photographers Amy Toensing and Matt Moyer, National Geographic magazine editor Jessie Wenders, Photo Camp technical director Jon Brack, and National Geographic Emerging Explorer and cultural educator Aziz Abu Sarah. Through photography and writing, the workshop will train the students to document the reality of their lives as refugees from the conflict in Syria.