Sam Abell, Arthur Meyerson and George Nobechi recently shared a “buddy trip”, traveling through the heart of Japan via train. While George lives in Japan, Arthur and Sam have frequently traveled to the country on assignment and to teach workshops. However, this trip was a very personal one, which allowed these three friends to do more than photograph together, but to also share a wealth of unique cultural and personal experiences.Read More
Mark Thiessen has been a photographer with National Geographic since 1990 and on staff since 1997.
He is widely published in all areas of the National Geographic Society, including National Geographic magazine, National Geographic Adventure magazine, and National Geographic Traveler magazine. National Geographic books that feature Thiessen's work include Return to Midway, which documents the discovery of the U.S.S. Yorktown, and Baseball as America, a look at the Baseball Hall of Fame.Read More
Louie Palu is an award-winning documentary photographer and filmmaker whose work has appeared in festivals, publications, exhibitions, and collections internationally. He is the recipient of numerous awards including two Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting Grants, 2011-12 Bernard L Schwartz Fellowship with the New America Foundation and Milton Rogovin Fellowship at the University of Arizona. He is well known for his work which examines social-political issues such as human rights, conflict, and poverty.Read More
Ira Block is an internationally renowned photographer, teacher, and lecturer who has produced over 30 stories for the National Geographic Magazine. He has led National Geographic Photo Workshops, Expeditions, and private workshops to Mongolia, Bhutan, Cuba, and Tibet where students learn about culture and photographic vision. His documentary photography work is balanced by a stable of commercial clients for whom he shoots portraits and corporate branding.Read More
When the Obama administration thawed relations with the island nation of Cuba several years ago, there was a lot of excitement. Though American had been able to travel to the communist country under the auspices of cultural exchanges, the new policy provided an opportunity for virtually anyone to visit the Caribbean country.Read More
The son of a Swedish immigrant, William Albert Allard was born in 1937 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He studied at the Minneapolis School of Fine Arts and the University of Minnesota.
Allard is a photographer of people. From the beginning of his illustrious career in 1964 as a National Geographic photographic intern, Allard has contributed to 44 Geographic articles as a staff, freelance, and contract photographer and writer. His stories for the magazine have included "Rodeos: Behind the Chutes," "India's Untouchables," "Bohemian Rhapsody," and "Hutterite Sojourn."Read More
We meet up with Olympus Visionary Jay Dickman to talk about real-world application of the Olympus OM-D EM-1 Mark II on his work as a Nat. Geo photographer and workshop leader.Read More
Known for her intense and sensitive work, Lynn Johnson has been capturing the subtleties of the human condition for 35 years. A regular contributor to publications such as National Geographic, Johnson brings a fresh perspective to fearsome issues—the scourge of landmines, the erosion of threatened languages, rape in the US military ranks, the daily challenge for African women of carrying water or the dangers of global zoonotic disease. Her compassionate photographs honor everyday people and their stories.Read More
Hannah Reyes Morales is a Filipina photojournalist whose work focuses on individuals mired in complex situations created by inequality, poverty, and impunity. This includes photographing human trafficking at sea for The New York Times, reporting on war crimes against Cambodian women for Al Jazeera America, and documenting changing indigenous cultures in the Philippines for a grant from National Geographic.Read More
Born in San Francisco, David Alan Harvey was raised in Virginia. He discovered photography at the age of 11. Harvey purchased a used Leica with savings from his newspaper route and began photographing his family and neighborhood in 1956.
When he was 20 he lived with and documented the lives of a black family living in Norfolk, Virginia, and the resulting book, Tell It Like It Is, was published in 1966. He was named Magazine Photographer of the Year by the National Press Photographers Association in 1978.Read More
Cristina Mittermeier (born Cristina Sofía Goettsch Cabello: November 26, 1966 in Mexico City, Mexico) is a photographer. She has coauthored books for popular and scientific audiences, as well as scientific papers and magazine articles. She is founder, former President, and a Fellow of the International League of Conservation Photographers.Read More
Kiliii Fish is an indigenous photographer and adventurer who specializes in indigenous peoples and global wilderness conservation. He formerly guided survival expeditions and continues to teach the traditional skill of Native kayak-building. He works on documentary projects that tell the stories of people and wilderness alongside commercial imagery that makes adventure accessible.Read More
Jake Niece is a wildlife firefighter who is also a passionate photographer. He has documented his work and that of his fellow firefighters. The results are unique photographs the captures a personal perspective on wildfires and the people who fight them. After a career as an engineer, he has transitioned to working as a photographer who also captures images of snow and motor sports.Read More
Ami Vitale’s journey as a photojournalist has taken her to 85 countries. She has witnessed civil unrest, poverty, destruction of life, and unspeakable violence. But she has also experienced surreal beauty and the enduring power of the human spirit, and she is committed to highlighting the surprising and subtle similarities between cultures. Her photographs have been exhibited around the world in museums and galleries and published in international magazines including National Geographic, Adventure, Geo, Newsweek, Time, and Smithsonian.Read More
Joel Sartore is a photographer, speaker, author, teacher and a 20-year contributor to National Geographic magazine. His hallmarks are a sense of humor and a Midwestern work ethic.
Joe’s assignments have taken him to every continent and to the world’s most beautiful and challenging environments, from the High Arctic to the Antarctic.
Simply put, Joel is on a mission to document endangered species and landscapes in order to show a world worth saving.Read More