Exhibition includes 100 powerful photographs taken by refugees and underserved youth who have participated in National Geographic Photo Camps over the past several years. Featuring photography from 10 countries including Mexico, Myanmar, Greece and Cuba, the exhibition includes a selection of photographs never before exhibited together. The images are supported by written text which weaves a narrative of the experiences and realities of displaced youth from around the world.
Containing powerful images from a dozen Photo Camps, nine international and three domestic, these camps have focused on populations hit with the realities of displacement caused by human conflict, economic hardship and climate change. The stories told through the camera lens are those of resilience, optimism and hope, and convey what family, culture and community mean to participants.
Established in 2003, Photo Camp is an immersive week long program focused on empowering youth, including at-risk and refugee populations, through the art of photography. For more than 15 years, the program has connected participants with world-class National Geographic photographers who’ve taught them how to use photography to tell their own stories of migration, home and identity. At the culmination of each Photo Camp, an intimate presentation is given in the participants’ communities during which they convey through their photography that everyone—regardless of their age, ethnicity or status—has a story to tell.