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10 Things I learned at the 2015 National Geographic Seminar

Every year, photographers, editors, storytellers, filmmakers and world travelers gather at the National Geographic headquarters in Washington. Along with the long-awaited annual seminar, National Geographic Creative convenes all its members and the Magazine presents “Works in Progress.” Meetings, dinners, hugs, stories and smiles are shared by the photo community. “As journalists, our worlds can be…

10 Keys to Being a Good Photographer

Training: Although photography is considered an art, and many people are born with the skills and talent to achieve good photographs, training in any field is essential. As David Griffin, the Director of Photography at National Geographic said in a speech in Washington, nowadays everyone has one or two large (great) photographs. However, to become a professional, one should…

Cuba: Memories Intertwined

This post is the last in the Click! Click! Click! Series which profiles interesting photographic moments that Kike captures during his travels. Since 1999 I have been working on a photographic project documenting the daily life and changes of Cuba. As a Spaniard, I benefited from the unique bonds both countries have shared  for many years. I discovered the warm hearts of Cubans during on…

See the Winning Nat Geo France Photojournalism Contest Photos

The Fujairah International Photo Competition in partnership with National Geographic France is now closed and we have chosen the winner—Abdollah Heidari from Iran has been awarded the Grand Prix of the 1st Fipcom/Nat Geo France photo contest. Born in 1985 in Tehran, Heidari’s striking and very moving reportage tells the story of school girls who were dramatically…

Nat Geo France Launches International Photojournalism Contest

Update: Last call to all the professional photographers of the world—there’s only one week left to enter the photojournalism competition! You can submit your best photos until January 31st on Fipcom’s website to enter the Fujairah-sponsored contest in partnership with National Geographic France. We’ve already received breathtaking features from Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, the fall of…

Ron Haviv´s Testimony

    “I believe and have dedicated my life to witnessing history in an attempt to create a body of evidence that holds people accountable,” said Ron Haviv. Testimony, Haviv’s first solo exhibition at Anastasia Photo in New York, spans 23 years and 18 countries, from Bosnia to Haiti to Libya. Haviv has documented three genocides and over…

The Photographic Chain: Five minutes with Tom Kennedy

This post is the latest in Kike Calvo´s series The Photographic Chain, which profiles photographers from around the world he meets during his travels.   My dreams is… to have photojournalism be a strong force for creating a better world, and to have audience demanding more of publications to show that kind of work.    …

When Predators & Farmers Collide : Botswana

These people work hard out here; the conservationists, the farmers, everyone.  The hot days of October dictate an early rise to reach the far-flung locations that entail research, data gathering and community outreach. I’m in the central Kalahari region, just outside the town of Ghanzi in Botswana.  It’s hot, like… Africa hot… as the cliché…