National Geographic Traveler Magazine Launches 2015 Photography Contest


WASHINGTON (April 7, 2015)—National Geographic invites photographers from around the world to enter the 2015 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest. The grand-prize winner will receive an eight-day National Geographic Photo Expedition to Costa Rica and the Panama Canal for two. The contest, which is open now, ends Tuesday, June 30, at 12 p.m. EDT. Eligible contestants can visit natgeo.com/travelerphotocontest to submit photographs in any or all of four categories: Travel Portraits; Outdoor Read more [...]

National Geographic Kids Announces Grand-Prize Winner of International Photography Contest for Kids


WASHINGTON (Feb. 4, 2015)—Thirteen-year-old Grace Chung from Saratoga, California, has captured the grand prize of the 2014 International Photography Contest for Kids for her close-up portrait of a gecko. She has won a five-day, four-night trip to Washington, D.C., and a tour of National Geographic headquarters. The competition was conducted in partnership with the U.S. edition of National Geographic Kids magazine and 11 local-language editions. Each edition held a national contest and submitted Read more [...]

New Exhibition to Showcase National Geographic Photo Camp Student Photography


WASHINGTON (Dec. 11, 2014)—Since 2003, National Geographic Photo Camp has partnered with organizations worldwide to inspire young people to explore their communities through a camera lens. “Photo Camp: A Decade of Storytelling,” a new National Geographic Museum exhibition opening Thursday, Dec. 18, will feature spectacular images captured by students who have participated in the 67 workshops held to date. Since its inception, the program has reached a global audience of more than 50 million Read more [...]

How to collect a cave: digital photography and African rock art


Elizabeth Galvin, curator, British Museum I am currently looking at 25,000 objects from the Museum’s collection on my desk. These fantastic works detail an important part of human history in Africa and range from beautiful bas-relief cattle to stunning painted representations of women dancing. Yet these items are not from the Museum’s storage facilities: they are saved on a hard drive, as part of the African rock art image project. The project team is cataloguing and uploading these 25,000 Read more [...]

National Geographic Kids Magazine Launches 2014 International Photography Contest


WASHINGTON (Aug. 1, 2014)—Young photographers are invited to take part in the 2014 National Geographic International Photography Contest for Kids, with the U.S. grand-prize winner receiving a National Geographic Costa Rica Family Adventure. Open to children ages 6 to 14, the contest is conducted in partnership with the U.S. edition of National Geographic Kids magazine and 11 local-language editions in Bulgaria, China, Egypt, Germany, Indonesia, Israel, the Netherlands, Slovenia, South Africa, Turkey Read more [...]

National Geographic Traveler Magazine Announces Winners of 2014 Photography Contest


WASHINGTON (July 31, 2014)—Selected from more than 18,000 entries, a photograph of a dramatic storm cloud, taken by Marko Korošec of Sežana, Slovenia, has won the 2014 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest grand prize. Korošec will receive an eight-day National Geographic Expedition to Alaska’s Inside Passage for two aboard the National Geographic Sea Lion or the National Geographic Sea Bird. Shot near Julesburg, Colorado, the winning photo is titled “The Independence Day,” because Read more [...]

Rebel Photography: Robert Heinecken as Visual Guerrilla


Cover of Robert Heinecken: Object Matter, published by The Museum of Modern Art, New York Robert Heinecken: Object Matter, the first retrospective since the artist’s death in 2006, contains over 100 photo-based works created by Heinecken between 1962 and 1999. Heinecken was best known for working in the medium of photography and with manipulating images, but surprisingly, he seldom used a camera, instead utilizing existing materials such as books, popular magazines, television, and stock pornographic Read more [...]