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National Geographic Workshop Led by Charlotte Keniston
Charlotte Keniston led Vision Workshop
Wednesday, June 20th, 2012 //

National Geographic Photo Camp - Baltimore 2012 from VisionWorkshops on Vimeo.

Visual Arts partnered with National Geographic, Refugee Youth Project, and Vision Workshops to bring a group of 20 Burmese and Eritrean youth to campus for a four-day visual story-telling workshop. Throughout the course of the workshop, the participants learned how to use the cameras, how to compose images, and how to tell a story successfully. Imaging and Digital Arts MFA student, Charlotte Keniston particpated as one of the workshop instructors and team leaders, working with a group of students to document their experiences as refugees and newcomers to the United States.

Refugee youth from Burma and Eritrea, now residing in a suburb outside of Baltimore, tell their story of what it's like to make a new home. National Geographic staff, photographers, and instructors mentored these students to use the tools of photojournalism for self expression. Brought to you by National Geographic Photo Camp, in partnership with BCCC's Refugee Youth Project, The Crane Family Foundation, The Shriver Center at UMBC, and UMBC's Department of Visual Arts.