Backpack Journalism Workshop Winds Down In Caracas

CARACAS, Venezuela, 5 May 2012 — Finished up a terrific Backpack Journalism Workshop with a wonderful group of students at the Andres Bello Catholic University in Caracas. I spent the day shooting with them on campus, watching them interview subjects, overseeing edits and watching final projects. Just as importantly, I spent time with them discussing their lives, their challenges and their aspirations. As so often happens when I visit Latin America, I am deeply moved and gratified by the privilege of entering this generation’s world and viewing their intelligence, their optimism and their potential. My greatest hope is that they are able to reach their goals.

Above, students make images for their projects in the university food court. Below, students put the final edit on their project.

Below, I pose with one of the student groups after finishing their project.