DISPATCH: 1.14.2015 Washington, DC

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Catherine Simon Arona from South Sudan glides on ice for the first time in Washington D.C. today. Catherine was a student in a @ngphotocamp in Juba last fall and her work is included in a group exhibit at the National Geographic Museum. Student images from all 67 Photo Camps are on display including Haiti, Pakistan, New Orleans, Barbados, Baltimore, Chad, Ukraine and many more. The exhibition also includes a behind-the-scenes movie from the South Sudan camp featuring @mattmoyerphoto, @edkashi and @goldbergr. The exhibition is free and will be on display until May.

Check ngmuseum.org for details!

-Amy

Panel Discussion: Jan 13th @ Nat Geo in WDC // Photo Camp South Sudan

On January 13, Matt and Amy along with photographer Lynn Johnson will participate in a panel discussion with their students from NG Photo Camp South Sudan.

Where: Grosvenor Auditorium, National Geographic Society        17th and M Street, N.W.                                                                                     When: 12:00 – 1:00 P.M.

Matt and Amy traveled with National Geographic Photo Camp to South Sudan in September, to work with young South Sudanese in visual story telling. “The six-day workshop taught the students how to use photography to document the ways in which the South Sudanese are engaging in cross-tribal peace-building activities.” If you want more information click here!

Posted From: Proof / Photo Camp Kenya: Teaching the Language of Photography

National Geographic Photo Camp, a melding of the minds of Vision Workshops, a non-profit founded by Elstner, and the National Geographic Society, empowers youth in underserved areas of the world to find their voice through photography.

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                                         Photograph by Monicah Njeri Mwangi

Matt + Amy both taught at the Kenya Photo Camp and sat down with National Geographic to recount the experience. Check out their interview  here, and get a look into the eye of the participating journalists through the video Matt created of their photography.

Posted From: Proof / ‘Amy Toensing on Going Outside the Comfort Zone’

When we look at images, we understand something about the world – but it’s always in the context of ourselves. It’s a universal language.” —Amy Toensing

Screen Shot 2014-05-23 at 1.19.45 PMWatch as Amy discusses the power of photography and her own personal journey in the field. The video portrait was produced by National Geographic magazine in partnership with the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.

 

Dispatch: 4.2.2014 Aboard the NG Orion, the Great Barrier Reef

Check out some of Amy’s Instagram posts from aboard the Orion this week:

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Loh Island in the Torres Islands, Vanuatu                          © Amy Toensing

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Land diving on Pentecote island in Vanuatu                    © Amy Toensing

Posted From: Proof / ‘She Carries the Weight of the World’

“With support from the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, photographer Amy Toensing and writer Jessica Benko spent several weeks living among the thousands of widows who populate the holy Braj region of rural Uttar Pradesh in northern India. There they investigated the taboos and social structures that leave many widows and their children struggling to survive.”

Widowhood In India

Read the entire story here