Maun youth share stories of Okavango Delta at National Geographic Photo Camp

Photo of other students during a sunset assignment on the riverbank. Photo by student Mokgwathi Motswagole, National Geographic Photo Camp.
Photo of other students during a sunset assignment on the riverbank. Photo by student Mokgwathi Motswagole, National Geographic Photo Camp.

Students from Bana Ba Letsatsi and Okavango Kopano Mokoro Community Trust, ages 16-21, gathered together for National Geographic Photo Camp Botswana, a week-long interactive experience where they learned about photography and the power of storytelling.

They received mentorship and practiced their skills with National Geographic Explorers Thalefang Charles, Jahawi Bertolli, Federico Pardo, Esther Ruth Mbabazi, Kirsten Elstner, and several Botswana-based photographers and educators.

“I learned the principles of photography and how to tell a good story. I never realized this was a thing that I could learn,” Photo Camp student Angel Gaobonwe said. “I’m going to continue to work to make better pictures and to tell stories. They are important to me and to others.”

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