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Jim Richardson wins 5th annual Photographer’s Photographer Award

Jim Richardson wins 5th annual Photographer’s Photographer Award

Photo by Vincent J. Musi Every year on the last day of the National Geographic seminar on photography, all of the photographers gather to share the work they have done over the past year.  The afternoon begins by honoring one of their own with an award chosen with a vote by current NGM photographers. Perhaps the greatest pleasure I get from being head of the Photographer’s Advisory Board is to give out the annual National Geographic Photographer’s Photographer Award. To me, there is no greater honor than to be recognized by ones peers, especially with a crowd as accomplished as this.  The award is for…

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Gran Paradiso – National Geographic

New article by Stefano Unterthiner in the February issue of National Geographic Magazine! Stefano had the chance to work on a two years project covering for the Magazine the first Italian National Park: the Gran Paradiso. This long term project will be also featured in a new coffee table book, which will be available in April 2015. Stay tuned! © 2015 Stefano Unterthiner/National Geographic

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Off to a Fast Start

The year, that is. The facts of the calendar. The pace. Not me, really. I haven’t accelerated at all. In fact, I might have lost a gear along the way. It’s barely mid-January, and I’m already in danger of being left behind. That’s nothing new. As I showed in my last blog, had a blast at the end of December shooting underwater production for a Kelby class. During that same visit to Tampa, I also shot a light shaping class. Definitely fun. The below was shot with an Acute 2400ws unit outside this abandoned warehouse, some strategically placed holes in the wall, a smoke machine, an overhead beauty dish, and two Speedlights flicked off the floor into a silver Lastolite panel. More on this class at a future time. I’m surprised actually that the lovely Orshi, above, posed for…

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Nat Geo Party

  NatGeo party Washington DC. These are two of the most famous natural history/adventure photographers of our time. The tribe is gathered for the annual photographers Seminar. Who are these two?…

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Haiti: 5 Years Later

Yesterday, PBS News Hour published a photo essay on Haiti’s reconstruction and where the earthquake victims stand, 5 years later. Featuring photographs by Ed Kashi (VII/Talking Eyes Media) shot for the American Jewish World Service, the essay depicts the hardships that continue to challenge the earthquake survivors. The article states, “Although reconstruction efforts have removed much of the rubble — the National Palace, once the symbol of slow recovery, was demolished in 2012 — the most visible reminder of the earthquake has been the country’s displacement camps, where poor conditions are compounded by chronic poverty and political upheaval.”

 
With an unemployment rate of almost 40% the majority of Haitians are living below the poverty line. Tens of thousands of earthquake survivors remain in tent camps that are slated to close soon, leaving

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COLORS OF ETHIOPIA

Ours Time-old Highland of highlands Ancient Where all history ends Where all rainbows meet… Tsegaye Gabre-Medhin Poet Laureate of Ethiopia 1936 – 2006 I knew that the English regarded themselves as civilized,   but it seemed to me that in many ways Ethiopia was a far more civilized place. Catherine Hamlin, M.D. in The Hospital by the River : A Story Of Hope Founder with her husband of Addis Ababa Fistula Hospital  Ethiopia confounds every expectation You arrive expecting a vast featureless desert and instead find yourself overwhelmed by majestic landscapes and climatic abundance. Ethiopia is a true revelation. It is the most welcoming, enjoyable and uplifting country I have ever visited. - Philip Briggs, Ethiopa  Ethiopia has always held a special place in my own imagination. I felt I would be visiting my own genesis, unearthing the roots of

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Peace-Building With Cameras in South Sudan

  “Can a camera be a tool for peace-building? And can change begin with something as small as a group of students coming together to take pictures not of what separates them but of what bonds them as human beings–simple things like the dawn, kids on a playground, or a sports tournament? This past September, these questions were put into practice in South Sudan, the world’s newest nation, which has been embroiled in bitter ethnic conflict since December 2013. National Geographic Photo Camp, in partnership with Internews, put cameras in the hands of 20 communications students at the University of Juba. ”   Published yesterday on Nat Geo PROOF blog, “Peace-Building with Cameras in South Sudan” an article by Alexa Keefe brings to life the experience of National Geographic Photo Camp: South Sudan. In September 2014 a group of students…

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Anatomy of a Shoot: Snow Leopards in Nepal

Occasionally I am asked to do a shoot during a stretch of time I’ve already been booked. When that happens, I’ll often turn to my friend and long-time collaborator Dirk Collins. If you follow this adventure photography/filmmaking space, Dirk’s name should be a familiar one. He’s co-founder of Teton Gravity Research and President of One Eyed Bird, a Jackson-based, boutique creative endeavor. We’ve worked together on a few big high stakes projects in the past – shooting a ski descent of the Grand Teton for Backcountry.com and ski BASE jumping in Baffin Island for Pirelli tires. He was also recently my DP on the SquareSpace spot with Alex Honnold climbing Heaven in Yosemite. If I can only pick one guy for a heavy remote high stakes mission, 9 times out of 10, I’m picking Dirk. I have been talking

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Deadline Approaching: Alexia Foundation Grants

 

 
The deadlines for the Alexia Foundation Professional and Student Grants are quickly approaching! Submit your application for the $20,000 Professional Grant by January 29th at 2:00PM EST. If you are entering the Student Grant competition, you must apply by February 2nd at 2:00PM EST. “The grants will be awarded to those who propose significant projects that share in the Alexia Foundation’s mission of giving voice to those who go unheard, fostering cultural understanding and exposing social injustice. Applicants should submit photographic or motion materials that reflect the ability to execute the proposed project.” More info and submit applications here » The post Deadline Approaching: Alexia Foundation Grants appeared first on Ed Kashi.…

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Rio Workshop

Rio de Janeiro. A spread from my book (based on a true story). Nope not selling books, the book is sold out. Yet I am going back to Rio soon to do a photo workshop starting Feb 1. We do have one space left for a class limit of 10. Contact:

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