Storytelling through Video: Asha Stuart

Storytelling through Video: Asha Stuart

National Geographic Explorer Asha Stuart captures stories through her photographs and films. She is now documenting African American communities across the U.S. South who are combating climate change and local environmental issues.


5 - 12+


Geography, Human Geography, Professional Learning, Social Studies, Storytelling, Filmmaking, Photography

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Asha Stuart is a photographer, filmmaker, and National Geographic Explorer whose work focuses on sociocultural themes. Her passion for storytelling has taken her across the world—from documenting the Rohingya refugee crisis in Bangladesh to women’s issues in southern Africa. Asha’s story interests are rooted in the lives of people living in marginalized communities and facing injustice in areas of racial and economic inequality, social exclusion, women’s rights, and environmental issues. Her work has appeared on National Geographic, CNN, PBS, and other news outlets. In this video, Asha travels to St. Helena Island, South Carolina, United States, and develops a story about the Gullah Geechee people, a population descended from formerly enslaved people whose culture has been uniquely preserved by their geographical location.

We invite educators to register in the free self-paced online course “Storytelling for Impact in Your Classroom: Video.” This course is one in a series of five courses of the National Geographic Education program Storytelling for Impact. The course will provide educators with a deep understanding of the power of storytelling, the strength of photography as a visual tool with which to tell a story, and the value of photography as an instructional tool in their classroom.

“Storytelling for Impact in Your Classroom: Video” was developed in partnership with Adobe, a champion for creativity and the power of storytelling.

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September 27, 2022

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