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National Geographic Creative photographer talks with fellow photographers and photojournalists about mastering, monetizing and bringing meaning to their chosen craft of visual storytelling.

No Filter Photography Podcast Robin Moore

    • Visual Arts

National Geographic Creative photographer talks with fellow photographers and photojournalists about mastering, monetizing and bringing meaning to their chosen craft of visual storytelling.

    Karen Kasmauski

    Karen Kasmauski

    "Photography is a powerful tool that can be used in a very powerful way, but only if you're committed to your ideals, if you're committed to your passion, you know. Not if you're just doing something because you think that's what everyone is going to underwrite or pay or hire you for."
    Karen Kasmauski is a photographer, director and filmmaker who produced 25 major stories for National Geographic Magazine over two decades, on topics including Human Migration, Viruses, Aging and Genetics. Most were based on ideas that she originated and proposed.
    Karen's book “NURSE: A World of Care” explores global issues facing the nursing profession and was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize. Her previous book “IMPACT: From the Front Lines of Global Health” examines the causes of infectious diseases throughout the world. Former President Jimmy Carter wrote introductions for both books. Karen was a director on the 2015 documentary film “Fall Seven Times, Get Up Eight—The Japanese War Brides” aired globally on BBC.
    Karen’s travels have taken her from the rainforests of Malaysia to the megacities of India to the North Slope of Alaska. She has covered earthquakes in Japan, been arrested in Africa and exposed to radiation in Russia.
    After receiving a Getty Images grant to produce a video on the struggles of an environmental nonprofit group, Karen was awarded a Knight Fellowship to study at Ohio University, where she received an MA in Visual Communication.
    As an educator, Karen leads photography tours for National Geographic and other clients in locations ranging from Antarctica to New Guinea to the Galapagos. She teaches classes on video storytelling, photojournalism and news writing at George Washington University, The Corcoran School of Art and George Mason University. She frequently speaks to corporate and non-profit organizations on global health issues. Karen’s photographs have been exhibited at the United States Congress, the Centers for Disease Control, the National Academy of Sciences, Emory University and the National Geographic Society.

    • 1 hr 22 min
    Cory Richards

    Cory Richards

    “Only when I was able to relinquish control, to give up, to embrace hopelessness, was I able to start to see some semblance of order.”
    Cory Richards’ camera has taken him from the runway to the wild and remote corners of world, from Antarctica’s unclimbed peaks to the Himalayas of Nepal and Pakistan, in an attempt to capture not only the soul of exploration, but also the beauty of modern society.
    Cory is a passionate mountain climber on the North Face athletic team, and has carved a niche as one of the world’s leading adventure and expedition photographers, being named National Geographic Adventurer of the Year in 2012.
    Cory delivers stunning commercial and editorial images, and his client list includes National Geographic magazine, Outside, The New York Times, Red Bull, and Fossil.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Joel Sartore

    Joel Sartore

    "I've never had anybody [at National Geographic] tell me what to do. There's never an agenda, I mean, never. They just let me go out and be a journalist. As long as I'm a responsible person and respect that, I'm okay, and that's the way they expect us to be good, truth-telling journalists, and just to show what we see."
    Joel Sartore is a photographer, filmmaker, speaker, author, teacher, conservationist, National Geographic Fellow, and a regular contributor to National Geographic magazine. His hallmarks are a sense of humor and a Midwestern work ethic.
    Joel specializes in documenting endangered species and landscapes in a way that draws attention to a world worth saving. He is the founder of The Photo Ark, a multiyear documentary project to bring awareness to endangered species, habitats, and the biodiversity necessary for healthy ecosystems. Joel has contributed to numerous magazines, books, and national broadcasts including National Geographic Explorer, NBC Nightly News, NPR, PBS, and CBS Sunday Morning.
    He is always happy to return home to Lincoln, Nebraska to his wife and their three children.

    • 49 min
    Jim Richardson

    Jim Richardson

    "I gave up on the idea of objectivity. I don't mean I gave up on the idea of truth. I gave up on this idea that you can be intimately involved with a place and not rely on your emotions and all the complex of things you know to help you understand the place."
    Jim Richardson is a photographer for National Geographic Magazine and a contributing editor for its sister publication, TRAVELER Magazine.  Richardson has photographed more than 30 stories for National Geographic.
    Richardson's work takes him around the world, from the tops of volcanic peaks to below the surface of swamps and wetlands.  In addition to his color photography, Richardson has built a distinguished body of black-and-white documentary work about rural Kansas life.  His 1979 study of adolescence, “High School USA,” is now considered a photo essay classic and is used in college classrooms. He was named Kansan of the Year in 2007 by the Native Sons and Daughters of Kansas.
    Richardson speaks nationally and internationally.  He lives in Lindsborg, Kansas, where his work is featured at his gallery, Small World, on Lindsborg’s Main Street.

    • 51 min
    Matthieu Paley

    Matthieu Paley

    “To be able to be amazed on a regular basis – it’s not easy, but you can work on this, you can work on that garden in your mind.”
    Matthieu Paley is a National Geographic photographer living between the remote and a small village on the Aegean coast in Turkey.
    For the past 15 years Matthieu has embarked on assignments for various magazines all over the world, from the base camp of the highest unclimbed mountain in the world in Bhutan to Nauru, the world’s smallest republic in the middle of the Pacific ocean. He has published numerous books including a book on Siberia, a monograph on Mongolia and a commissioned book about Nomadic America. His last and longest book project, “Pamir, Forgotten on the roof of the World”, began unexpectedly in 1999, on a high mountain pass on the border between Pakistan and Afghanistan.
    After a 3-year stint in New York, where he studied photography, Matthieu moved to Northern Pakistan in 1999. He remained in the area for over four years, trekking extensively throughout the mountainous regions of Pakistan, Afghanistan and Tajikistan while working with his wife Mareile for various NGO’s and actively participating in the development of this little known region.
    Matthieu’s images have been exhibited in private galleries in Hong Kong, Paris and Istanbul. Matthieu is a member of The Photo Society, a group of contributing photographers for National Geographic magazine, and is represented by National Geographic Creative.

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Asher Jay

    Asher Jay

    Asher Jay is an artist whose compelling paintings, sculptures, installations, animations, ad campaigns, and films all have a single purpose: to incite global action on behalf of wildlife conservation. 
    Asher's travels to the frontline have made her witness and story-teller, combatting illegal wildlife trafficking, promoting habitat sanctuaries and illuminating humanitarian emergencies. Her core message, again and again: biodiversity loss during the Anthropocene – the Age of Man.

     Much of her best-known work spotlights the illegal ivory trade. In 2013, grassroots group March for Elephants asked her to visualize the blood ivory story on a huge, animated digital billboard in New York’s Times Square. Viewed by 1.5 million people, the internationally crowd-funded initiative aimed to provoke public pressure for revising laws that permit ivory to be imported, traded and sold. Asher also participated in the Faberge Big Egg Hunt in New York, where her oval ornament helped raise money for anti-poaching efforts in Amboseli.
    A nomadic globe trotter who fell in love with New York while studying at Parson’s New School of Design, Asher Jay is determined to motivate you to understand you have real power in determining nature’s fate, and our wild future.

    • 1 hr 6 min

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