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Youth train to tell stories using photos

Author : | Published: Saturday, September 27, 2014

The Washington-based National Geographic Society has organized a six-day Photo Camp for South Sudan to train a group of young people on how to tell their stories through photography.

The photo camp was conducted in partnership with Internews South Sudan.

The participants who attended the mentoring session were mainly young South Sudanese photographers, whose ages range between 19 and 25 year.

Eddy Kashi, a National Geographic photographer says they have also educated the students on how to tell stories from the photographs they are taking.

He told Eye Radio’s Sun down Program that through photography, people’s cultures can be preserved.

“This is a way to not only preserve but to create new culture,” he said.

“I think that combination which they are learning of making pictures and then writing about what they have seen and what they feel is a really wonderful exercise,” he added.

“I have a lot to tell through picture to my people,” said Holy Moses, one of the students who attended the training.

“I did not know how to take a picture for a person, and how it means for somebody. Now I have learnt a lot,” said Achol Kur, another trainee.

An exhibition of the photos taken by some of the participants to the South Sudan Photo Camp will be displayed on Saturday at Dembesh Hotel in Juba.

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