The Displaced: Internal Refugees in Colombia
"In 2016, seven National Geographic photographer-teachers shared their skills with youth living outside of Bogotá where "a collection of hand-made homes spread across the hills and patched together with found timbers and tin. Most lack sanitation or heat. Water is delivered monthly by truck. Wallpaper, meant to keep out wind and dust, is made of foil wrappers saved from cookie boxes and butter."
According to the National Geographic online photography journal, Proof: "VisionWorkshops, in partnership with the Annenberg Space for Photography, hoped the five-day workshop for these youth—who are among the almost 60 million displaced people in the world today—would result in photographs that would provide a unique contribution to an exhibit on the crisis of refugees."
To learn more about this project that empowered these young people, read the Proof photo essay from April 25, 2016.