October 8 - 12, 2008

Children and Nature: National Geographic Photo Camp

Taos, New Mexico
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National Geographic Photo Camp is an annual series of photography workshops for youth from underserved communities in the United States and around the world. The theme for 2008 was "Children and Nature."

Blackstone Ranch Institute provided financial support to one of this year's workshops, which was held in Taos, New Mexico. National Geographic selected Taos for its ethnic diversity and magnificent landscape.

Approximately 20 youth worked with a small team of top National Geographic photographers to document nature's beauty in the Taos area. They were provided with cameras and given lessons. Their photographs were displayed at the Harwood Museum in Taos. Some of them will be used by National Geographic media outlets.

The program was sponsored by the National Geographic Educational Foundation and Mission Programs (with funding from the Ferguson-Judge Fund) in partnership with VisionWorkshops of Annapolis, Maryland.

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