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Photojournalism students at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Journalism and Mass Communications went to Kazakhstan for 16 days in May 2010.

Thanks to an endowed gift from three of the nation's leading photographers, the students were able to document an emerging country in which there is great human need.

The photographers, Howard Buffett, Thomas Mangelsen and Joel Sartore, created a photojournalism fund to enable students to travel abroad to witness the world firsthand and report on what they see. Buffett is a photographer of scenes in the developing world, Mangelsen is a nature photographer and Sartore is a contract photographer for National Geographic and other publications.

The students, working under the direction of photojournalism chair Bruce Thorson and news-editorial professor Joe Weber, will produce a depth report and documentary. The six students did their own reporting and thoroughly researched the issues relevant to their topic.

The file attached (below) is a 90-second .mp4 movie (48 Mb).

KAZAK INTRO.mp4 (48553 kB)