Photo Camp Kenya: Teaching the Language of Photography
As a photojournalist for the New York Times, Kirsten Elstner recalls musing with colleagues about how interesting it would be to put cameras in the hands of the people they were traveling the world to photograph, and let them tell their own stories. For the past decade, she has been doing just that, along with teams of National Geographic photographers.
In February of 2014, Elstner, in partnership with Internews, put together a Photo Camp of a different kind. Instead of teaching children and teens how to tell a story with single images of their surroundings, photographers Lynn Johnson, Matt Moyer and Amy Toensing traveled to Kenya to teach a group of accomplished journalists how to