dispatch: 04.06.2015 Jerash, Jordan

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Anwar Al Sayed, 15 years old, @ngphotocamp student: “I never thought that I would live in a tent, but that’s alright. I never thought that I would not hear my English teacher again, who I love so much in Syria, but that’s alright. I never thought I would not breathe the smells of Syrian fields in summer night, but that’s alright. But to whom it may concern, please…stop war and let me go back to my past life.” My heart goes out to all the Syrians displaced by this horrible war.

To see Anwar’s photography and more student photography from around the world, please follow @ngphotocamp on Instagram. Thanks to an amazing team: @mattmoyerphoto @brackjon @sepoulton @jmwender @projectamalousalam @kellylynnlunde #syria #refugees #syriankids #Jordan. For more information check out the National Geographic Photo Camp website.

-Amy

DISPATCH: 04.02.2015 Jerash, Jordan

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I photographed this Jordanian boy while street shooting with a group of Syrian refugee children that I am teaching this week at a Nat Geo photo camp in Jerash, Jordan. To see some of the amazing student photography check out @ngphotocamp #photocampjordan #PhotoCamp #ngphotocamp #studentphotography #studentphotos #syria #refugees #syrianrefugees #syriankids #empoweringthefuture @projectamalousalam @amytoensing @jmwender @brackjon @sepoulton. For more information check out the National Geographic Photo Camp website.

-Matt

Dispatch: 04.01.2015 Jerash, Jordan

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Project Amal ou Salam staff start our day with songs by Fairuz at the NG Photo Camp I am working on in Jordan this week. We are teaching Syrian refugee kids photography so they can use their own vision to document their lives. To see more student photography from around the world, please follow @ngphotocamp on Instagram. #PhotoCamp #ngphotocamp #studentphotography #studentphotos #syria #refugees #syrianrefugees #syriankids #empoweringthefuture @projectamalousalam @NatGeo

-Amy

Dispatch: 04.01.2015 Jerash, Jordan

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                                                                                                                                                                                                     © Matt Moyer

Having an amazing experience teaching photography to Syrian Refugee children in Jerash, Jordan. So inspiring….20 kids with cameras documenting their world. To see more student photography from around the world, please follow @ngphotocamp on Instagram. #photocampjordan #PhotoCamp #ngphotocamp #studentphotography #studentphotos #syria #refugees #syrianrefugees #syriankids #empoweringthefuture With a great team @amytoensing @brackjon @sepoulton @jmwender @kellylynnlunde @projectamalousalam

-Matt

DISPATCH: 3.30.2015 Jerash, Jordan

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In Jordan getting ready to teach for National Geographic Photo Camp. Very welcoming, beautiful people here!! Excited to work with @mattmoyerphoto @brackjon @sepoulton Please stay tuned for more and check out the student work @ngphotocamp

-Amy