At the end of last year, National Geographic headed to South Sudan, where they hosted a photo camp for young photographers in the area. What resulted is stunning.
20 young adults from across South Sudan participated in the camp – a unique mentorship and development opportunity for these creative minds. National Geographic designed the camp to help give these photographers a place where they could share their stories, build awareness and understand life through the conflict with their documentary photography.
“As I was looking through the lens of my camera I just realized what I was really doing: I was actually capturing the history of my country,” said 26-year-old Simon Odhol from Malakal, Upper Nile State.
The following photos are from photographer and photo camp participant, Akout Chol Mayak. Stay tuned for more posts from these photographers.