Pueblos sin retrato, François Mouries

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Nora Görlitz

Nora is a 29 years old self taught outdoor photographer from Frankfurt, Germany.

She works as an online marketer in an advertising agency and tries to travel around Germany and Europe as much as possible in her free time, always reflecting her passion. Inspired by nature, her work mainly focuses the outdoors, exploring and adventure. To share and to documentate her pictures with a passionate community, Nora started to use the social media platform Instagram a few years ago.

Lynn Geesaman

Born in Cleveland in 1938, Lynn Geesaman was introduced to photography while studying physics at Wellesley College. An interest in gardens led to research, travel and photography in England, France, Belgium, Italy and Germany. New to Geesaman’s work is her use of brilliant color. Through meticulous darkroom printing, we are confronted with glowing yellow trees, glistening orange foliage and soft green waters that challenge our perception of natures’ colors. Lynn Geesaman has exhibited widely in museums and galleries throughout the U.S. and Europe including Bibliothéque Nationale de France, Paris; The American Cultural Center, Brussels; The Minneapolis Institute of Arts; and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond. She has received many honors including the Minnesota State Arts Board Fellowship and the Arts Midwest/NEA Regional Visual Arts Fellowship Award

Borneo, Kalyan Varma

Few places on the planet evoke such a sense of biological exuberance, unbridled discovery and nature at her most spectacular, as do the rainforests of Borneo.

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Jarrod Castaing

Jarrod Castaing is an internationally award-winning fine art landscape photographer specialising in nature photography and fine art prints from USA, UK, Australia and around the world. Having been fortunate enough to travel through over 35 countries (and counting!), his passion is capturing those moments of light that only last for a few minutes, twice a day.

Woodland, Kilian Schoenberger

I’m a professional photographer & geographer from Germany; born in 1985. My aspiration was always to cut my path as a photographer with an own creative perspective – despite beeing colourblind. I recognized that I could turn this so-called disadvantage into a strength, too and developed my own unique photographic view: E.g. while getting a picture of a chaotic forest scene, I can’t clearly distinguish the different green and brown tones. Brushing aside this “handicap” I don’t care about those tones and just concentrate on the patterns of the wood to achieve an impressive image structure. Currently I have two residences: One in Cologne and one near Ratisbona in Bavaria. My photographic work concerns the whole range of topics from natural landscapes to cityscapes. Remote rural areas are photographically as interesting as the lifestyle and architecture of urban melting pots. Both worlds fascinate me and so I try to capture my individual view of these changing and challenging environments. For landscape photography I prefer temperate and high latitudes and alpine landscapes. I like the harsh beauty of those areas and the peculiar melancholy that surrounds them. Regions which I am interested in are Norway, Iceland, the Alps, Scotland, the Pacific Northwest, Saxon Switzerland, Kamchatka, Patagonia, New Zealand, the Altai Mountains, Canada and Siberia

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Athena Carey

Athena Carey is a fine art photographer living in Geneva Switzerland.

Her interest in photography was sparked at age nine, when her parents sent her abroad to visit her godparents with a small point & shoot camera. In the many years since then, she has moved on through many cameras, various photographic genres, and different medias. She has had her work published in books and magazines and won international awards for her landscape photography.

To share her love of photography, Athena teaches courses locally and offers workshops around the world.

Hengki Koentjoro

Hengki Koentjoro is an Indonesian photographer born in Semarang, Central Java, Indonesia, on March 24, 1963. He is a graduate of the Brooks Institute of Photography, Santa Barbara, California, where he majored in video production and minored in the fine art of photography.
Hengki returned to Indonesia to become a freelance videographer/editor, specializing in nature documentaries and corporate profiles, and now lives in Jakarta with his wife Lana and their three children. Hengki is a part time practitioner of the art of black and white photography, which he believes to be his true purpose in life’s journey of expression

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Xavier Rey

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Wang Wusheng

Wang Wusheng was born in 1945 in the city of Wuhu in China’s Anhui Province and was graduated from Anhui University’s School of Physics. Currently he works as a photographic artist based in Shanghai and Tokyo. His photographs are represented in numerous public and private collections, including those of the Friedrich Christian Flick Collection in Berlin and the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna etc.

Dawn Black

You could say that photography is in my blood. My father and grandfather were both keen amateur photographers plus my grandfather also worked at Ilford, the black and white film and paper company. As a youngster I was usually to be found with a camera in hand and justifiably earned the affectionate nickname of “David Bailey” in the family.

This early creativity and interest grew and saw me study History of Art and Architecture at university. This love of history and architectural design shows still in my landscape images as I have a tendency to include historical and modern buildings within the landscapes I photograph.

My passion for photography has continued to grow in the 30 years since I first picked up a camera. The creative possibilities provided by the digital technology now available has led me to where I am now, providing professional photographic services and selling my fine art images in a variety of media.

I endeavour to capture my images in-camera only using post processing to optimise the image with minimal adjustments – colour balance, exposure and contrast plus converting to black and white – much in the same way photographers of old processed in the dark room.

I have been very fortunate in having lived in three different countries over the past 13 years. In 2003 my family moved from Scotland to Singapore which afforded me some fantastic travel photography opportunities including many destinations within Australia plus Cambodia. I am now based in The Netherlands having returned to Europe in 2010. Here I am grasping the opportunity for travel with two hands, producing travel and fine art images from the UK, USA, Jordan, Malta, Italy, Austria and France plus locally within The Netherlands.

Commercially I have spent the last 5 years building up a busy interiors photography business. I help hotels and guest houses to showcase their spaces as well as helping property clients to increase their perceived value and speed up the rental and sales by enticing viewings with stunning but realistic images.

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Linus Bergman

I’ve experienced a lot of things the past twentyone years. I’ve seen lives been lost and new lives begin. I began listening more closely to my creative voice in the beginning of 2011. It was then that I started documenting the things and people that moved me with an iphone camera, and after many months of hard work, I finally went down to the store and bought myself a DSRL. The last years i’ve traveled to many places far away and met peoples from different religions who showed me a different way of life. A life that helped me to surround myself with creative people. To inspire and be inspired by them is one of the many things that have changed my way of living

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Aurelio Bormioli

Aurelio Bormioli was born in Savona in 1969. Since he was a child, he was interested in photography thanks to his father who was an amateur photographer.
As years went by, he attended workshops with many famous sector experts, such as Ivano Bolondi, Pino Ninfa, and Ernesto Bazan.
Nowadays, he works with a professional Nikon equipment, although he usually uses films as well, especially pinhole cameras, that are strongly admired by Aurelio.
The first 12 photos of this portfolio have been made with a pinhole camera ( Zero 2ooo 6×6 – Zero 6×9 Multi Format ) and Ilford Delta 100/400 Pro film – Rollei Digibase 200 CN, Fuji Velvia 50/100

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Diego Ortiz Múgica

Hola, Soy Diego.
Un día, a los 12 años, corría por el colegio escapándome de unos chicos más grandes y entré un un cuarto oscuro con luces rojas dónde tiraban un papel al agua y aparecía una imagen… ese día descubrí la magia de la fotografía. Lo que sentí en ese momento me acompaña hasta el día de hoy, agarré una cámara y nunca más la solté.

Cuando empecé tenía poca técnica y una gran inocencia e inconciencia, pero era incansable trabajando. Estudie mucho, muchísimo, tanto en Argentina como en el exterior. De a poco me convertí en un fotógrafo con un gran dominio técnico y muy metódico. Hoy, pasados los 50, por suerte, uno empieza a ver las cosas desde otro lugar…hay como un retorno a la simpleza.

Tengo la profunda necesidad de poner belleza frente a los demás y dedico mi vida a ello.

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D. P. Mahardika


D. P. Mahardika is an independent and assignment photographer based in Bantul, Indonesia, associated with neo-minimalism. He got his first own camera in 2005 whilst studying visual journalism. Much later his photographic education spanned in Yogyakarta following his passion of fine art photography.

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Nepal, Leïla Joy Berney

“I hope this website will take you on adventures and offer you a peek at the world through my eyes.”

22 years old and based in Sydney, Leïla has completed a Bachelor of Communications in Journalism and internships at both Australian Geographic and a specialised agency of the United Nations. Leïla is available for freelance work both for photography and writing.

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Le Petit Olivier, Vincent Dixon


Street photography was my first love and it is something I’ve always done. In my early twenties, I moved from my childhood home in Kilkenny, Ireland to Paris, France. I was a post grad science student in Paris, devouring the humanistic work of Cartier Bresson, Eugene Smith & Andre Kertesz. Through a series of serendipitous events, my unearthed passion for photography evolved into a career as a commercial photographer.

All of my commercial work is informed by my attraction to street photography, in that I’ve always tried to make photos that had the spontaneity of a reportage photo despite their construction. It is not always easy but the instincts built up by constantly shooting for myself help.

In 2011, I took a sabbatical from commercial photography and went on a year-long journey around the world with my wife and four children. It was a priceless experience to share authentically new experiences with my family, as well a time to submerge myself in creating photo-essays of our travels; I was free from the confines of a working schedule.

By the summer of 2012, with my year abroad coming to an end, I was excited to get back to work. My travel journeys initiated the debut of a collection of images and stories titled, “Wanderings.” The lines between personal and commercial work are blurred as I commit with each photograph to tell the story.

Volker Birke

I can’t draw, but release the shutter… 😉

All his life Volker Birke has been fascinated with nature, particularly sea and landscapes, and how it relates to personal feelings, atmosphere and moods. He got his first camera around the age of 10 (taught by his father, later on doing photography primarily self-taught). Therefore, artistic sea and landscape photography has always been a favorite subject (viewing landscape paintings also, e.g., created by Caspar David Friedrich or William Turner in the late 18th and 19th century). Although, he is much interested in other genres of photography as well. For the last ten years, he has primarily employed digital SLR cameras (Canon), though still shooting and developing film (b&w 35 mm, Zeiss and Yashica cameras) occasionally

2016 National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest

this image was captured very early in the morning after climbing Yellow Mountain at 3 am and waiting for few hours in the cold and wind at -4 degrees. no HDR and no photoshop was used for the effect of this image , everything is 100% natural . The magic of the nature did it work and I have been lucky

Thierry Bornier / National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest

Missy Mandel / National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest

 

Reynold Dewantara / National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest

Danilo Dungo / National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest

Massimo Rumi / National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest

James Smart / National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest

Hiroki Inoue / National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest

Chris McCann / National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest

Rune Svendsen / National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest

James Anderson / National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest

Gaby Barathieu / National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest

Manish Mamtani / National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest

Douglas Gimesy / National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest

Dylan Shaw / National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest

Kyle Adler / National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest

Viral Padiya / National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest

The National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest is now underway, and entries will be accepted until the end of the month, May 27, 2016. The grand prize winner will receive a seven-day Polar Bear Safari for two in Churchill, Canada. National Geographic was kind enough to allow me to share some of the early entries with you here, gathered from three categories: Nature, Cities, and People. The photos and captions were written by the photographers

 

Wenxin Zhang


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