Start Collecting

September 14th, 2017

by Gina Martin

Gina Martin Photo Collector Interior

Image by Liz Calka for Apartment Therapy. See more of Gina’s home collection here.

When people come into my home, the first thing they comment on is my orange refrigerator.  The second comment is about how many photographs live on my walls.  I have been collecting signed prints for the past 10 years and have a collection of close to 100.  These range in style from reportage to fine art and vary in size from 4×6 to 16×20.  This passion began from photography flash sales which is a great way to start collecting.  To own a signed print from a world-renowned photographer for $100 is rare and exciting.  However, that excitement soon turns to panic when I have to find a place on my walls!

See the stunning collection from elite photographers like William Albert Allard, Jodi Cobb, Paul Nicklen and Ami Vitale in our current flash sale here.

Nat Geo Creative Flash Sale

 

Barilla’s ‘While the Water Boils’ with Paul Nicklen

May 22nd 2017

By Kristin Dyak

With a social reach of over 3 million followers on Instagram, a passion for conservation, and knowing a bit about pesto and pasta, Nat Geo Creative photographer and influencer Paul Nicklen was a perfect partner for Barilla’s campaign “While the Water Boils”.

While the Water Boils is an ongoing campaign and digital series by Barilla USA, managed by Edelman and United Entertainment Group (UEG) who originally reached out to partner with Nicklen. While on location in Laguna Beach and Los Angeles, Nicklen chatted with host Hannah Hart to discuss his passion for conservation, art, science and photography!

We are thrilled to share the campaign and to have been a part of the project from creative brief to campaign launch!

Learn more about Paul Nicklen and his work here.

 

Photo Ark Takes Over Times Square

March 22nd, 2017

In honor of Endangered Species Day last Friday, photographer Joel Sartore, in partnership with the Outdoor Advertising Association of America (OAAA), launched a groundbreaking campaign aimed at saving species at risk in the wild featuring Sartore’s Photo Ark image collection. Sartore’s breathtaking portraits inspire people to care about these animals and to take action while there’s still time to protect them. The goal of the #SaveTogether campaign is to move people to support the Photo Ark and projects working to help save species. NYC kicked off the campaign16+ billboards featuring Photo Ark images for a full hour in Times Square.

Sartore has photographed more than 6,500 species so far on his quest to create the National Geographic Photo Ark. Once completed, the Photo Ark will serve as an important record of each animal’s existence and a powerful testament to the importance of saving species.

These stunning studio portraits of our planet’s precious species are all available for licensing. Visit the image collection here.

Endangered Species Day

May 19th, 2017

By Kristin Dyak

Endangered Species Day is an opportunity for people of all ages to learn about the importance of protecting at risk wildlife. National Geographic Creative photographers are constantly on the front lines, bridging the gap between animals and humans. They bring critical issues to the forefront of conservation efforts and encourage actions that can help protect species that face extinction. Browse a gallery of endangered species images by our photographers available for licensing here.

Photo by Steve Winter: A wild jaguar rests along the banks of the Cuiaba River in the Brazilian Pantanal.

See more images by Steve Winter here.

Photo by Joel Sartore: A lemur leaf frog, Agalychnis lemur, poses for Photo Ark

See more images from Joel Sartore‘s Photo Ark project here.

Photo by Ami Vitale: A giant panda and her cub explore their enclosure at the Wolong China Conservation and Research Center.

See more images of giant panda by Ami Vitale here.

Flash Sale Starts Today

This year, in honor of Earth Day, we are holding a flash sale for six days only: Prints by 22 National Geographic photographers that celebrate the rich diversity of our earth will be available to buy as signed, 9.5” x 9.5” unframed prints, priced at $100 each. Including both classic and contemporary photography, prints by photographers such as Cory Richards, Ami Vitale and Paul Nicklen will be available for a limited time only, through midnight on Earth Day, April 22 here.

Browse the prints here.

World Press Photo 2017 Winners

Nat Geo Creative photographers Matthieu Paley and Ami Vitale are honored at this year’s World Press Photo awards. Both winning entries were shot for National Geographic and are available for licensing.

Ami Vitale Giant Pandas Ami Vitale Giant Pandas
Ami Vitale Giant Pandas Ami Vitale Giant Pandas
Ami Vitale Giant Pandas Ami Vitale Giant Pandas
Ami Vitale Giant Pandas Ami Vitale Giant Pandas
Ami Vitale Giant Pandas Ami Vitale Giant Pandas
Ami Vitale Giant Pandas Ami Vitale Giant Pandas
Ami Vitale Giant Pandas Ami Vitale Giant Pandas
Ami Vitale Giant Pandas Ami Vitale Giant Pandas
Ami Vitale Giant Pandas Ami Vitale Giant Pandas

Ami Vitale, Pandas Gone WildNature-second prize stories

Matthieu Paley, China’s Wild WestDaily Life-third prize singles

New Photo Story: Cuba’s Coral Reefs

February 10th, 2017

All images by David Doubilet and Jennifer Hayes

 

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National Geographic Creative Photographers at SXSW 2017

February 8th, 2017

Congratulations to adventure photographer Cory Richards for being featured on the cover of the February 2017 issue of SXSWorld. The magazine gives an in-depth look into the interactive, film, and music industries, while also breaking down all things SXSW. Richards is the keynote speaker at this year’s kickoff of interactive programming on March 10th. See details here.

National Geographic Creative photographers Aaron Huey and David Guttenfelder will also be speaking at the conference on March 13th. See more information on Huey’s panel discussion with National Geographic’s Raj Mody and Patrick Whitty on the benefits of corporations letting go of their control over their social media accounts here. David Guttenfelder will be diving into the role of storytellers and influencers in brand campaigns during his presentation “A Shared Purpose: Keys to Leveraging Authenticity”.

Portrait by Mark Stone.

 

Caring for Nepal

November 28th, 2016

Photographer Alex Treadway travelled to remote corners of Nepal to photograph patients and their care givers in rustic healthcare settings. His images accompany text that is also available for licensing by Dr. Mark Zimmerman. Zimmerman weaves the storylines of a rural woman desperately in need of a caesarean section, a memorial organization that has worked since 2006 to rehabilitate Nepal’s government hospitals, and his own unlikely journey from America to spending his medical career in the Himalayan land.

Spirit Lake by Rena Effendi Spirit Lake by Rena Effendi
Spirt Lake by Rena Effendi Spirt Lake by Rena Effendi
Spirit Lake by Rena Effendi Spirit Lake by Rena Effendi
Spirit Lake by Rena Effendi Spirit Lake by Rena Effendi
A woman works in a lab in Khotang District Hospital, Nepal. A woman works in a lab in Khotang District Hospital, Nepal.
A woman works in a lab in Khotang District Hospital, Nepal. A woman works in a lab in Khotang District Hospital, Nepal.
A woman works in a lab in Khotang District Hospital, Nepal. A woman works in a lab in Khotang District Hospital, Nepal.

 

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“28 million people (7 million more than Florida), live scattered across the remote, rugged landscape, many of their houses affixed like postage stamps to the flanks of mountains. While more than 80% of the population lives in rural areas, the country’s doctors crowd into the capital Kathmandu and other cities. Apart from a few scattered mission hospitals, the burden of the rural healthcare falls to the government of Nepal.”

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