The Forecast Is Cloudy With Some Bright Spots

    Being around youth in any country is often a window into where that culture is headed. The time I recently spent in Israel has given me the opportunity to be around both Arab and Jewish students, going to high schools to conduct photo workshops in a variety...

May 30, 2017

March 12, 2014

“Picture.Me.Here. – Storytelling Project for Refugees in Nepal”

“Picture.Me.Here is a photographic, digital storytelling program for refugees based in Denver. The project uses photography and other digital media as powerful communication tools for social engagement, community building and integration. Participants are empowered to tell their stories, explore their new surroundings, and share their resettlement experiences.” This incredible...

January 29, 2014

Behind the Scenes of “Syria’s Lost Generation”

“What happens when the whole fabric of a society is blown apart, frayed not only at its edges but threatened at its very heart?” Ed Kashi (VII) recounts his personal experiences documenting the plight of Syrian refugee children in a guest blog entry on the National Geographic’s PROOF blog today....

June 18, 2013

“Pakistan Through Our Eyes”

National Geographic hosts Photo Camps around the world providing young people with creative opportunities as well as promoting cross-cultural learning for everyone. Giving the youth of our communities a voice in discussing their unique perspectives on current issues affecting our world has proven important for all of us. Last...

May 13, 2013

The Great Give

Photography can be more than a hobby, more than a job, even more than a passion. Photography can change lives by allowing people to tell their stories. For youth in underserved communities, having an outlet like photography to learn and explore their world, can be critical in shaping their...