National Geographic Photo Camp to Mentor Young People in Moldova

A group of students from all over Moldova, representing a variety of ethnic backgrounds: Moldovans, Roma and Gagauz, speaking Romanian and Russian, will participate in National Geographic Photo Camp Moldova, April 16 – 20. 2018 in Soroca, Moldova. The camp is a partnership between the National Geographic Society and Internews. National Geographic Photo Camp is a program that teaches young people from underserved communities, including at-risk and refugee teens, how to use photography to tell their own stories, explore the world around them, and develop deep connections with others.

World-class National Geographic photographers Erika Larsen, Dominic Bracco, and Matt Moyer will provide students participating in NGPC Moldova with a personalized, immersive learning experience. The students’ work will be featured in a final multimedia presentation at 3 pm on April 20 at the Golden River restaurant in Soroca that will showcase their perspectives on important issues that further global understanding.

“The goal of National Geographic Photo Camp is to inspire a new generation of storytellers as well as the members of the community who view their work, ” said ​Kaitlin Yarnall, National Geographic​ Society​’s ​ Vice President of Media Innovation. “We hope Photo Camp Moldova will provide these students with a creative outlet to share their unique outlook on the world and an opportunity to engage with National Geographic in new ways.”

Since 2003, National Geographic Photo Camp has provided programs for thousands of young people in more than 80 locations. For more information on recent Photo Camps in Greece, Cuba, Montana, Ukraine, South Sudan and Jordan, visit:

About the National Geographic Society

The National Geographic Society is a leading nonprofit that invests in bold people and transformative ideas in the fields of exploration, scientific research, storytelling and education. We support educators to ensure that the next generation is armed with geographic knowledge and global understanding. We aspire to create a community of change, advancing key insights about our planet and probing some of the most pressing scientific questions of our time. Our goal is measurable impact: furthering exploration and educating people around the world to inspire solutions for the greater good.

(Banner photo: Ukrainian youth participate in a National Geographic Photo Camp. Credit Internews)