Photography students documenting Harvey recovery with National Geographic

- There's a big difference between taking pictures and photojournalism -- that's what Esteban Sauceda is learning.

"Being a journalist is actually pretty hard, being able to document people's lives," he said.

He's here documenting Houston one year later. This lesson is watching recovery Houston helping Willie Rateliff rebuild his home after Hurricane Harvey came sneaking in one morning.

"When I woke up the next morning there was water in my house. Oh maybe a foot in my dining room," remembers Rateliff.

He is one of the 20 students participating in National Geographic's photography camp. The magazine holds these all around the world. The students learn the nuts and bolts of taking pictures, then they  move on to learning how to tell a story in a single frame or a series of frames and see the world in a new way. All of that's just part of a bigger picture says instructor and Nat Geo contributing photographer Dominic Bracco.

"The mission is to teach local photographers how to tell their own stories, try to diversify the voices that contribute to our media," he says.

So, how about UH graphic design student Esteban? Is he going to be part of the next generation of great photojournalists? Maybe.

"I like both. Maybe combine the two. I like journalism a lot," he said.

You can see their work Friday evening at the Houston Center for Photography.

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