Youth in Ukraine: Photo Camp Crimea

March 10 to May 31, 2011
A Gallery Exhibit in New York
FREE for Paley Center Members.
$8 discount admission for National Geographic enewsletter subscribers.
Included with general admission ($10).

Ukraine teens had a once-in-a-lifetime chance to learn from National Geographic photographers and express their ideas about home, ecology, and nature in a week-long photography camp along Ukraine’s Black Sea coast.

The Paley Center is happy to display their photographs.

When you visit, share your reactions to the artwork with #PhotoCampCrimea

The Paley Center for Media is pleased to display photographs from the Ukrainian teens who participated in a unique interactive experience at the National Geographic Photo Camp Crimea.

In June 2010, a group of high school students from the Autonomous Republic of Crimea in Ukraine journeyed to the Crimean coast to experience and document the Black Sea’s importance as a vital economic, cultural, and historical resource. They were mentored by National Geographic’s Pulitzer Prize–winning photographer Jay Dickman and National Geographic contributing photographer Matt Moyer, through a partnership with Internews.

Internews has worked in the region for more than two decades, and was thrilled by the opportunity to introduce local youth to the power of storytelling through photography.

National Geographic Photo Camp is a series of photography workshops for youth from underserved communities both in and outside the United States. In partnership with local newspapers and community organizations, Photo Camp inspires young people to explore their communities through the camera’s lens, and to share their vision through public presentations and exhibitions.

Photo Camp is sponsored by National Geographic Mission Programs in partnership with Vision Workshops, of Annapolis, Maryland. Cameras for Photo Camp are provided by Olympus Imaging America, Inc. Internews’ work in Ukraine is supported by the US Agency for International Development.

During the workshop the Paley Center partnered with Internews to help bring this work to the world community through a social media campaign of tweets from the workshop. We are proud to now present the results of their week-long exploration around this pivotal theme of water.

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