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.
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.
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.