NatGeo Gathers Top Photography People

National Geographic Editor-in-Chief Chris Johns

Perhaps for lack of a better term, National Geographic called it a seminar. But last Thursday’s event at the National Geographic building in Washington D.C. brought a gathering of nearly 400 photo editors, industry professionals and photographers who needed no further education on photography. They wrote the book on photography.

It was more of a celebration of photographic storytelling. “This day is for those who love the art, craft, and unique narrative form that is photography,” explained National Geographic’s Director of Photography David Griffin, who helped orchestrate the seminar.

They told stories to each other and enjoyed their work. Edward Burtynsky‘s massive project on manufactured landscapes and China’s urbanization was impressive. VII photographer James Nachtwey told his story on military medics which saw print in the December issue of National Geographic.

And there were many other storytellers. Follow the link below for the story about how photography lost its virginity on the way to the bank. And more.


Published by Chris Malinao

Chris teaches Lightroom as workflow software to photography students at the FPPF, Federation of Philippine Photographers Foundation. He also teaches smartphone photography.