When National Geographic does something, they usually get it right. In the last few months they launched FOUND, their incredible Tumblr site that showcases some of the most amazing photos from the National Geographic archives. I have been making Found an almost daily visit since March 2013 when the site first launched and I’m never disappointed with the visual treats and the look back into history through the eyes of exceptional Nat Geo photographers.
“Photography takes an instant out of time, altering life by holding it still.”
When I was a child I used to get the magazine as a Christmas present from my godmother and would spend hours scouring through each edition. I was fascinated mostly with the photos and the maps which I would pin to my walls, all the while dreaming of distant lands that I never thought I would be able to visit in my wildest dreams. Today, I work as a travel photographer who has had the good fortune of having one of his photographs grace the cover of National Geographic magazine and I’m even more fascinated with National Geographic photography today than ever before. Take a look at ten good reasons why you too should be following Found:
Say hello to Proof
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The Power of Photography
After hitting it out of the park with Found, National Geographic launched their blog PROOF just a few days ago and I suspect that I’ll have to add another regular visit to my interweb routine from now on. Take a moment to watch the above video and listen to how people talk about the power of photography. When it comes right down to it, nothing in the world can elicit an instant visceral reaction from people quite like a photograph. A photograph truly can change someone’s life… Photography has the power to change the world and it does.
“Photography records the gamut of feelings written on the human face, the beauty of the earth and skies that man has inherited, and the wealth and confusion man has created. It is a major force in explaining man to man.”
Thanks National Geographic, for helping to make photography so vital to humanity and for allowing us all to dream of distant lands, revisit the magic of history, and for helping us understand the world in so many ways.