National Geographic Kids Teams Up with Second Lady Jill Biden to Showcase Young Photographers at Vice President’s Residence


Elias Harris, 11, Moorhead, Minnesota

Today, National Geographic Kids and Dr. Jill Biden, second lady of the United States, announced a new collaboration to celebrate young photographers by exhibiting their work at the Vice President’s Residence in Washington, D.C. The Bidens have always displayed rotating art in the Vice President’s Residence for guests to enjoy, and this new project will showcase the work of budding photographers.

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.

“I’m thrilled to join Dr. Biden in congratulating these extraordinarily talented young photographers,” said National Geographic Society President and CEO Gary E. Knell. “National Geographic is committed to inspiring, educating and celebrating young people, because they are the leaders who will protect our planet in the future.”

“Joe and I are proud to bring the creativity of so many young photographers from across the country into our home and to see the world through their lens,” said Dr. Biden. “I am so impressed by the incredible talent and professionalism of these kid photographers, and I look forward to sharing their work with our family, friends and all those who visit the Vice President’s Residence.”

The 10 inaugural photographers whose work will be on display this month are:

Ben Alperovitz, 9, Lincoln, Massachusetts

Ann Basu, 17, Los Angeles, California

Jordana Collins, 15, Richmond, Virginia
Lauren Davies, 15, Spotsylvania, Virginia

Anna DePaulis, 15, Flat Rock, Michigan

Elias Harris, 11, Moorhead, Minnesota

Caroline Herzog, 13, Wakefield, Massachusetts

Kristin Jenkins, 13, Dayton, Ohio

Elanor Jorgenson, 17, Lincoln, Nebraska

Hannah Schroter, 16, Huntersville, North Carolina

To view the images on display in the Vice President’s Residence and other amazing photos, visit


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