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Q&A event with Photojournalist Amy Toensing and VisionWorkshops founder Kirsten Elstner
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Jun 12, 2021
Visura is delighted to invite you to a Q&A via Zoom with Vision Workshops founder Kirsten Elstner and Photojournalist Amy ToensingThis is an opportunity to learn about VisionWorkshops' mission to empower youth to tell their own stories through photography and writing. Guests will also have a chance to hear about Amy's journey as a photojournalist, including her work with National Geographic, and hear about why she supports this organization.

This event is on Monday, June 14th, 2021 at 11:30 AM EST via ZOOM.  

We hope you can join us. 

Our team will send a follow-up email on Sunday & Monday morning, June 13th & 14th with the info to the Zoom link. This event will be recorded.



AMY TOENSING is a photojournalist and filmmaker committed to telling stories with sensitivity and depth and known for her intimate stories about the lives of ordinary people. Toensing has been a regular contributor to National Geographic magazine for over two decades. She has photographed cultures around the world including the last cave-dwelling tribe of Papua New Guinea, remote Aboriginal Australia, the Maori of New Zealand, and the Kingdom of Tonga. She has also covered issues such as food insecurity in the United States, the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina, and Muslim women living in Western culture. She recently completed her sixteenth feature story for National Geographic magazine on how conservation projects impact surrounding culture and community. Toensing has also co-directed short documentary films about urban refugee children in Nairobi and the marginalization of widows in Uganda.

Toensing is a National Geographic Explorer (2021-22), FUJIFILM Creator, and an Assistant Professor of Visual Storytelling at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University.


KIRSTEN ELSTNER is Director of VisionWorkshops and National Geographic Photo Camp, mentoring youth from diverse communities worldwide through photography and writing. Since 2001, Kirsten has led hundreds of programs in over 35 countries, encouraging young people to connect with one another, to imagine a more peaceful and tolerant world, and to be the authors of their own stories.

Kirsten's work has appeared in Time, Life, The New York Times, and O Globo Brazil. She was a photographer for The International Red Cross and Red Crescent in Bangladesh and taught at the International Center for Photography, Goucher College, and the Massachusetts College of Art. Kirsten recently curated exhibitions highlighting Photo Camp’s mission at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC and the Nobel Peace Center in Oslo, Norway. Both featured the work of refugee youth, describing their hopes for the future.
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