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thephotosociety The Photo Society—a collective of over 170 National Geographic photographers. Sponsorship inquiries: [email protected] http://thephotosociety.org/
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Photo by @williamalbertallard // In 1986, while doing my essay on The Sidewalks of Paris for National Geographic’s Traveler magazine, I went with my assistant, Sophie Elbaz, to the huge Port de Clignancourt Les Puces flea market.  Sophie, a very personable young woman and also a photographer, became fond of a hat with a veil and modeled it briefly for me before purchasing it.  I am just slightly out of focus but it works in my favor.  One is drawn to Sophie’s right eye which is kind of the “handle” for this image.  Every picture needs a handle, a place one’s eyes can go to for reference, a place to start. The warm light and soft screening of the veil provides an intimacy between the subject and the viewer. This is an imperfect picture that finds success in the end.

#paris #france #veil #portrait #portraitphotography #portraits #parisfashion #film #filmphotography #kodachrome #leica #williamalbertallard #pariseyeoftheflaneur
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Photo by @williamalbertallard // in 1986, while doing my essay on the sidewalks of paris for national geographic’s traveler magazine, i went with my assistant, sophie elbaz, to the huge port de clignancourt les puces flea market. sophie, a very personable young woman and also a photographer, became fond of a hat with a veil and modeled it briefly for me before purchasing it. i am just slightly out of focus but it works in my favor. one is drawn to sophie’s right eye which is kind of the “handle” for this image. every picture needs a handle, a place one’s eyes can go to for reference, a place to start. the warm light and soft screening of the veil provides an intimacy between the subject and the viewer. this is an imperfect picture that finds success in the end. #paris #france #veil #portrait #portraitphotography #portraits #parisfashion #film #filmphotography #kodachrome #leica #williamalbertallard #pariseyeoftheflaneur
Photo by @pablocorralvega @artesdequito La Fiesta de la Luz in #Quito, the capital of #Ecuador is the largest light festival in the Americas, and it attracts over two million people to the perfectly preserved colonial area. Forty years ago, Quito was the first city to be declared a World Heritage Site by Unesco. In this photo we can see the Basilica illuminated by artist #PatriceWarrener. This light festival is possible because of the close collaboration between Quito and  the city of #Lyon @onlylyon @fetedeslumieres
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Photo by @pablocorralvega @artesdequito la fiesta de la luz in #quito, the capital of #ecuador is the largest light festival in the americas, and it attracts over two million people to the perfectly preserved colonial area. forty years ago, quito was the first city to be declared a world heritage site by unesco. in this photo we can see the basilica illuminated by artist #patricewarrener. this light festival is possible because of the close collaboration between quito and the city of #lyon @onlylyon @fetedeslumieres
Photo by @migeophoto // Life on Squashington Farm is meditative. The old farm house sits on a ridge that clears the air for the morning and evening light. Breakfast is made with eggs from the chickens out back, and Butternut (the farm dog seen here) is often itching to go for a morning run. After a good sprint, she plays with her volleyball and often disappears into the sea of tomato vines. There are distant sounds from neighboring cows, and the occasional hum of a pickup truck. Hours slip away as we dig for potatoes, snip the squash, and sort through the carrots. // #squashingtonfarm #mthoreb #wisconsin #madison #shoplocal #farming
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Photo by @migeophoto // life on squashington farm is meditative. the old farm house sits on a ridge that clears the air for the morning and evening light. breakfast is made with eggs from the chickens out back, and butternut (the farm dog seen here) is often itching to go for a morning run. after a good sprint, she plays with her volleyball and often disappears into the sea of tomato vines. there are distant sounds from neighboring cows, and the occasional hum of a pickup truck. hours slip away as we dig for potatoes, snip the squash, and sort through the carrots. // #squashingtonfarm #mthoreb #wisconsin #madison #shoplocal #farming
Photo by @joannapinneo for @rippleeffectimages || Julieth Mollel is proud to call herself a Solar Sister entrepreneur - she sells solar lanterns and clean cookstoves to her community and uses the extra income to ensure that her granddaughter has everything she needs for school. Now she and her community are living healthier, free from the smoke once generated by their kerosene lamps and dirty cooking fires. #Tanzania #solar #green #color #photography #smile #health #womenandgirls
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Photo by @joannapinneo for @rippleeffectimages || julieth mollel is proud to call herself a solar sister entrepreneur - she sells solar lanterns and clean cookstoves to her community and uses the extra income to ensure that her granddaughter has everything she needs for school. now she and her community are living healthier, free from the smoke once generated by their kerosene lamps and dirty cooking fires. #tanzania #solar #green #color #photography #smile #health #womenandgirls
Photo by @joepetersburger // THE MAGNIFICENT FIVE // #5 bee-eaters (Merops apiaster) perching with prey. Most of the bee-eater species are social, just like them. Each nesting pairs has their own perching site during mating-period. However, they better pick one twing/branch later, when they feed chicks. All nesting holes have one entrance, so it is crucial to detect predators before flying in.
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Photo by @joepetersburger // the magnificent five // #5 bee-eaters (merops apiaster) perching with prey. most of the bee-eater species are social, just like them. each nesting pairs has their own perching site during mating-period. however, they better pick one twing/branch later, when they feed chicks. all nesting holes have one entrance, so it is crucial to detect predators before flying in. "two heads are better than one", especially 5! they seem to look at the same direction, but if you investigate the pic more careful, you realize that all of them looking at a slightly different direction. the vertical bank - where they all nesting - is at right, and all of them watch their own holes. only about 30 miles from my actual residency. no need to travel far away for fantastic experience. travel less, discover your backyard, reduce your ecological footprint! please #followme at @joepetersburger to keep up-to-date with my images! @natgeo @natgeocreative @natgeotravel @natgeofineart @canonusa @canonuk #joepetersburger #beautiful #beauty #capture #moment #earthfocus #canon #simple #natgeo #educateandinspire #hungary #findbeautyeveryday #mycanon #teamcanon #adventure #discoveryourbackyard #beeeater #birdstagram #birdphotography
Photo by @melissafarlow | Another remote road through Wyoming’s open space in the pursuit of wild horses as this amazing light fades into evening. Sometimes you have to just appreciate the moment. @thephotosociety @natgeocreative @natgeo #western #landscape #wyoming #onassignment #marieclaire #nohorseshere
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Photo by @melissafarlow | another remote road through wyoming’s open space in the pursuit of wild horses as this amazing light fades into evening. sometimes you have to just appreciate the moment. @thephotosociety @natgeocreative @natgeo #western #landscape #wyoming #onassignment #marieclaire #nohorseshere
Photograph by @andyparkinsonphoto // Mountain hare ears – There is always an image to find, even when your subject turns its back on you. I’ve always been drawn to images such as these, images that are inherently quite simple and yet, when executed correctly they can be quite effective. For me the key to this image was to hope that the hare would turn his back completely and, with his ears fully erect, I’d be able to create an element of symmetry with his striking form. Of course images such as these can also convey a poignant message about the potential perils of climate change and how increasingly exposed these already threatened animals will become if our climate continues to warm. A hares ability to turn this pure white was once an evolutionary advantage, allowing it to blend seamlessly with its snow covered mountain home but what was once an advantage has now become a distinct liability. As this hare looks out over an uncertain future I am minded of the importance to me of continuing to work with these beautiful mammals, and to continue to work alongside @onekindscotland to try and raise awareness of their plight, their value and the need to encourage the powers that be to grant these animals the protection that they so desperately need. In January-February of 2018 I shall be venturing back into the hills for 5 weeks to continue building my mountain hare story and so if experiencing these mammals for yourself is something that you’d like to do then please email me at tours@andrewparkinson.com to get more details. Put simply I guide a maximum of two people per day into the mountains to spend time with these astonishing mammals so please do get in touch if you’d like to join me. Please #followme at @andyparkinsonphoto to keep up-to-date with my images @andyparkinsonphoto @natgeo @thephotosociety @onekindscotland #mountainhare #andysphototours #climatechange #globalwarming #ethicsbeforeimages #educateandinspire #phototips #wildlife #wild_animalsgram #animalonearth #wildlifeaddicts_ #animal_beauty #nature_brilliance #national.animals #exclusive_wildlife
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Photograph by @andyparkinsonphoto // mountain hare ears – there is always an image to find, even when your subject turns its back on you. i’ve always been drawn to images such as these, images that are inherently quite simple and yet, when executed correctly they can be quite effective. for me the key to this image was to hope that the hare would turn his back completely and, with his ears fully erect, i’d be able to create an element of symmetry with his striking form. of course images such as these can also convey a poignant message about the potential perils of climate change and how increasingly exposed these already threatened animals will become if our climate continues to warm. a hares ability to turn this pure white was once an evolutionary advantage, allowing it to blend seamlessly with its snow covered mountain home but what was once an advantage has now become a distinct liability. as this hare looks out over an uncertain future i am minded of the importance to me of continuing to work with these beautiful mammals, and to continue to work alongside @onekindscotland to try and raise awareness of their plight, their value and the need to encourage the powers that be to grant these animals the protection that they so desperately need. in january-february of 2018 i shall be venturing back into the hills for 5 weeks to continue building my mountain hare story and so if experiencing these mammals for yourself is something that you’d like to do then please email me at tours@andrewparkinson.com to get more details. put simply i guide a maximum of two people per day into the mountains to spend time with these astonishing mammals so please do get in touch if you’d like to join me. please #followme at @andyparkinsonphoto to keep up-to-date with my images @andyparkinsonphoto @natgeo @thephotosociety @onekindscotland #mountainhare #andysphototours #climatechange #globalwarming #ethicsbeforeimages #educateandinspire #phototips #wildlife #wild_animalsgram #animalonearth #wildlifeaddicts_ #animal_beauty #nature_brilliance #national.animals #exclusive_wildlife
Image by @hammond_robin in northern Togo. The Pentecostal Church of Bokiccenag keeps Yendani Matthews (centre) chained most of the time to a tree in their grounds. They say it is because of his erratic behaviour, but they chain most of those with mental health problems who have come for healing. Ultimately it is fear, stigma and a lack of resources that has him restrained. He was brought to the church by his mother in the hope that prayer would heal him of his mental illness. To the left of Yendani is the supervisor of the church grounds, Douti Lankondjoua and to the right Douti Sambiani André - the church deacon. // Seeing a person in chains this way is distressing. So is that fact that Yendani and his mother do not have other options. Of course chaining someone to a tree is an abuse of human rights, but when the burden of mental health is so great, particularly on the poorest countries, and nothing is done to support them, one might question if governments, donors, rich countries should be accountable too. // We must not let ignorance be an alibi for inaction. Please join me in helping share the story of Yendani and thousands of others like him by following and sharing my new mental health campaign @onedayinmyworld // #InMyWorld is designed to expose the challenges faced by people living with mental health issues and give them the chance to be seen, heard and valued. This first phase of the campaign was created in collaboration with Handicap International @handicap_uk as part of Witness Change's work on global mental health. @witness_change is a nonprofit that aims to end human rights violations for marginalized communities through visual storytelling. To see more from this campaign please follow @OneDayInMyWorld // @onedayinmyworld#mentalhealth#wellbeing #Togo #Africa#blackandwhite #documentary#storytelling #publichealth #disability#poverty #photography #faith #portraits#policy #humanrights @handicap_uk #noorcampaigns
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Image by @hammond_robin in northern togo. the pentecostal church of bokiccenag keeps yendani matthews (centre) chained most of the time to a tree in their grounds. they say it is because of his erratic behaviour, but they chain most of those with mental health problems who have come for healing. ultimately it is fear, stigma and a lack of resources that has him restrained. he was brought to the church by his mother in the hope that prayer would heal him of his mental illness. to the left of yendani is the supervisor of the church grounds, douti lankondjoua and to the right douti sambiani andré - the church deacon. // seeing a person in chains this way is distressing. so is that fact that yendani and his mother do not have other options. of course chaining someone to a tree is an abuse of human rights, but when the burden of mental health is so great, particularly on the poorest countries, and nothing is done to support them, one might question if governments, donors, rich countries should be accountable too. // we must not let ignorance be an alibi for inaction. please join me in helping share the story of yendani and thousands of others like him by following and sharing my new mental health campaign @onedayinmyworld // #inmyworld is designed to expose the challenges faced by people living with mental health issues and give them the chance to be seen, heard and valued. this first phase of the campaign was created in collaboration with handicap international @handicap_uk as part of witness change's work on global mental health. @witness_change is a nonprofit that aims to end human rights violations for marginalized communities through visual storytelling. to see more from this campaign please follow @onedayinmyworld // @onedayinmyworld#mentalhealth#wellbeing #togo #africa#blackandwhite #documentary#storytelling #publichealth #disability#poverty #photography #faith #portraits#policy #humanrights @handicap_uk #noorcampaigns
Photograph by Michael Yamashita @yamashitaphoto - there are no weeds in the garden at Saihoji, just 120 varieties of moss. #saihoji #kokedera #mosstemple #zen #japanesegarden #kyoto #japan @natgeocreative
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Photograph by michael yamashita @yamashitaphoto - there are no weeds in the garden at saihoji, just 120 varieties of moss. #saihoji #kokedera #mosstemple #zen #japanesegarden #kyoto #japan @natgeocreative
Photo by @jim_sugar | After seeing all the incredible photographs made during  the wildfires in Sonoma County, California this week, I decided to get my sorry butt in gear and try to make a photograph.  So, here is the Golden Gate Bridge last night covered in smoke from distant wildfires in Sonoma County.(Borrowed a line from the Sanford Townsend band.) No fog. Just smoke.  Real color. No HDR.  1200mm lens on Lumix FZ70 from Fort Mason.  @thePhotoSociety  #SanFrancisco  #GoldenGateBridge  @natgeocreative
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Photo by @jim_sugar | after seeing all the incredible photographs made during the wildfires in sonoma county, california this week, i decided to get my sorry b**t in gear and try to make a photograph. so, here is the golden gate bridge last night covered in smoke from distant wildfires in sonoma county.(borrowed a line from the sanford townsend band.) no fog. just smoke. real color. no hdr. 1200mm lens on lumix fz70 from fort mason. @thephotosociety #sanfrancisco #goldengatebridge @natgeocreative
Photograph by @cookjenshel // We photographed
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Photograph by @cookjenshel // we photographed "the witness tree", an oregon white oak (quercus garryana), when it was just beginning to change into its fall colors. this stately tree, standing watch over its namesake hundred-acre vineyard, once marked a land boundary in oregon in 1854. it is one of 60 trees featured in our new book, wise trees, coming out on october 17th. this is the time of year the pinot noir and chardonnay grapes are normally harvested at the witness tree vineyard near salem, oregon, and the aroma while we worked was intoxicating. tragically that is not the case for the famous wine regions of california, whose valleys are currently filled with life threatening smoke. our thoughts are with all who have lost loved ones and property in the deadly fires currently raging in california. #wisetrees #tree #thewitnesstreevineyard #wine @cookjenshel @natgeocreative @thephotosociety @natgeo @abramsbooks
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The  Chouara Tannery in Fes, Morocco dates back to almost one thousand years old and is one of the largest and oldest leather tanneries in Fes.  Workers will stand in these vessels tending to the hides as it dyes which can take many days. This process is virtually unchanged since medieval times. @natgeo @nategeocreative -
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Photo by @irablockphoto// the chouara tannery in fes, morocco dates back to almost one thousand years old and is one of the largest and oldest leather tanneries in fes. workers will stand in these vessels tending to the hides as it dyes which can take many days. this process is virtually unchanged since medieval times. @natgeo @nategeocreative - - - #fez #fes #morocco #tannery #dyes #work #medina #leather #hides #chouaratannery