Photo Camp Stories: Our World Through the Lens of Young Photographers (Hardcover)
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Featuring 250+ remarkable student images from more than 35 countries, this lush coffee table book celebrates 20 years of National Geographic’s legendary photo camp program, demonstrating the power of photography as a tool for self expression and change.
“Photo camp inspires kids to be explorers…to explore their own world in a deeper way and ultimately change all of our worlds.” – National Geographic Explorer Amy Toensing
“Now I can tell a story using pictures. I can now let the world know what is happening here.” – Bullen Chol, Photo Camp South Sudan
For 20 years, National Geographic Photo Camps have brought together teens and young adults to experience a week of photography while being mentored by some of the most celebrated National Geographic Explorers and photographers in the world. With coaching and community-building, students gain confidence in their individual voices, articulating their dreams for the future and the challenges they face in stunningly expressive photographs and deeply candid writing.
This inspiring book of photography unfolds as a series of topical chapters, organized around themes such as community, identity, growth, inspiration, and hope. With arresting visual content and poignant storytelling, it delivers an authentic portrait of how large numbers of young people around the world see themselves and what matters most to them. Filled with 250+ images that span 20 years and more than 35 countries, as well as alumni profiles and essays, this compelling work conveys the raw yearnings of youth—and imparts enduring lessons for the future.
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The National Geographic Society is a global nonprofit organization that uses the power of science, exploration, education, and storytelling to illuminate and protect the wonder of our world. Since 1888, National Geographic has pushed the boundaries of exploration, investing in bold people and transformative ideas, providing more than 15,000 grants for work across all seven continents, reaching 3 million students each year through education offerings, and engaging audiences around the globe through signature experiences, stories, and content.