Shaghayegh Farang, center, listens to direction from National Geographic photograher Robin Hammond, left, the students’ mentor for the week. Hammond was preparing the students for their assignment making photos in an informal refugee settlement at the site of a former school in Athens. Photo credit: Kirsten Elstner/National Geographic Photo Camp.

Future storytellers

Posted on June 5, 2017 by Robin Hammond

Through National Geographic Photo Camp, refugees and Greek citizens living in Athens discover ways to tell stories together. Robin Hammond mentors the next generation.

The camp was a collaboration between Internews and National Geographic, led by photographers Robin Hammond and Ronan Donovan. A group of 22 young people – both Greek nationals and refugee youth – were guided to use the power of photography to explore their current challenges and hopes for the future. The experience encourages students from the host country as well as refugee youth, to share their experiences with one another, and for viewers to gain a deeper understanding of these stories through the eyes of young people.

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