Photo Op: An Occasional Series
Apr 20, 2007 — Howard Ruby first took up a camera as a kid - taking pictures of other kids. Eventually, he put away his camera and became a wealthy CEO. But a trip to the Canadian Arctic, and a run-in with polar bears, put him back in touch with photography. The avowed capitalist and CEO is now an ardent environmentalist.
Oct 31, 2006 — New York City, a historic entry point for immigrants arriving in the U.S., is the appropriate setting for Danny Goldfield's project, NYChildren. He is trying to photograph children from every country in the world who live in New York.
Oct 2, 2006 — Photographer Gordon Wiltsie has shadowed the world's best mountain climbers and bravest explorers for his new book. Wiltsie talks about how he kept his sanity during some life-risking adventures, documenting daring moves in exotic locales.
Jul 31, 2006 — A multimedia project by acclaimed photographer Frans Lanting, featuring an original orchestral score by composer Philip Glass, tells the compelling story of life from its earliest beginnings on Earth to the explosion of diveristy of species today.
Jul 19, 2006 — Hundreds have died in Lebanon since Israel began its military operation against Hezbollah militants last week. Freelance photojournalist Stephanie Sinclair talks with Alex Chadwick about her photos of devastation from Israeli airstrikes.
Jul 7, 2006 — A photo essay featuring Afghan men and brides as young as 11 will appear in this Sunday's New York Times Magazine. Photographer Stephanie Sinclair shares her experiences on the photo shoot with Alex Chadwick.
Mar 16, 2006 — The New York Times magazine ran a correction about their photo of former Virginia Gov. Mark Warner. The correction acknowledged the film used for the shot distorted the colors of Warner's outfit. Political observers say the unflattering picture could hurt Warner's presidential ambitions.
Jan 16, 2006 — Artist and photographer Gregory Crewdson doesn't so much take photos as make them. Alex Chadwick talks with Crewdson about how he uses techniques of film to stage pictures — and, some critics say, transform the medium of photography.
Oct 6, 2005 — National Geographic photographer Nick Nichols calls the Congo Basin jungle of Africa The Last Place on Earth — the title of his new book detailing his adventures in the region.
Sep 30, 2005 — In L.A. and D.C., a National Geographic Society event highlights the work of select filmmakers, photographers and artists from under-represented areas of the globe.