ISLAMABAD, Oct 18: The USAID is sponsoring a six-day ‘photo camp’ for 15 young photo journalists from the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata), which opened here on Thursday.
Rodger Garner, USAID acting Mission Director, formally inaugurated the photo camp, which also showcases photos by the participants of the training.
The photo camp was conducted in partnership with Washington based National Geographic Society, whose magazine is internationally renowned for its extraordinary photography.
The event was designed to enhance the professional skills of photo journalists, so that they can better tell their stories through visual images.
“It is not often that we see positive stories – stories of courage, stories of promise, stories of hope – coming from Fata, but perhaps you all will be the ones to tell them. I certainly have confidence that you can,” said Mr Garner at the exhibition.
The photo camp offered participants the chance to explore through the lens visually striking sites like the vibrant Raja Bazaar in Rawalpindi, the ancient Buddhist ruins in Taxila, and the pristine valleys of Nathia Gali.
The 15 photographers attending the workshop hail from diverse economic, social and cultural backgrounds in Pakistan’s tribal areas and ages range from 19 to 25.