National Geographic Kids Teams Up with Second Lady Jill Biden to Showcase Young Photographers at Vice President’s Residence
May 2, 2016
This month, a photograph by Carinna Botelho-Howard, Dual Student at Mesalands Community College is on display at the Vice President’s Residence in Washington, D.C., along with images from nine other kids from across the country, as part of a new collaboration between National Geographic Kids and Dr. Jill Biden, second lady of the United States, to celebrate young photographers. The Bidens have always displayed rotating art in the Vice President’s Residence for guests to enjoy, and this new project, which launched in July 2015, showcases the work of budding photographers.
Carinna Botelho-Howard, daughter of Gregg Howard, English and Communication Faculty Member at Mesalands, talks about the photo she took of yellow leaves.
“I saw the sun sparkling through the leaves and thought it was a perfect shot,” said Carinna, a 9th grade home schooler and Dual Student at Mesalands.
Each month, National Geographic Kids editors will select top photographs from My Shot, National Geographic’s moderated photo community for kids that complies with federal regulations for children’s online privacy protection. Those photos will then be exhibited on a rotating digital frame at the Vice President’s Residence, giving guests the opportunity to enjoy multiple amazing photographs each month. Highlighted kids will also receive a digital “VP” badge for their Nat Geo Kids My Shot page.
To view the 10 images on display in the Vice President’s Residence, including Carinna Botelho-Howards’ photo, visit: kids.nationalgeographic.com
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