Great Photography Stories – TED Talks

Photography is a hobby of mine, but the real attraction to photography for me and I would suspect for many of you is it’s ability to capture a moment that tells an entire story. I can remember so vividly turning the pages of National Geographic and becoming enthralled by it’s images long before I could comprehend it’s written stories. Deep down this is what attracts me to this day to take pictures and someday I hope to capture this same feeling in others when they look at my images.

If you are not familiar with TED talks, I encourage you to Google it sometime and I guarantee you will find some inspirational speakers on things that interest you. Below I have grabbed a few for you that talk about the subject of photography and how it inspires us with emotion and purpose. I hope you enjoy them as much as I did.

David Griffin: How photography connects us

The photo director for National Geographic, David Griffin knows the power of photography to connect us to our world. In a talk filled with glorious images, he talks about how we all use photos to tell our stories.

Sebastião Salgado: The silent drama of photography

Economics PhD Sebastião Salgado only took up photography in his 30s, but the discipline became an obsession. His years-long projects beautifully capture the human side of a global story that all too often involves death, destruction or decay. Here, he tells a deeply personal story of the craft that nearly killed him, and shows breathtaking images from his latest work, Genesis, which documents the world’s forgotten people and places.

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