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A National Geographic expert will accompany each departure to share insights and a rare behind-the-scenes perspective. Listed below are some of the experts and the departure date(s) they will be joining.
National Geographic Photography Fellow. David Guttenfelder is an award-winning photojournalist focusing on global geopolitics, conservation, and culture. He spent 20 years as a photojournalist for the Associated Press, during which he was based in Nairobi, Abidjan, New Delhi, Jerusalem, and Tokyo, covering news in more than 75 countries around the world. He has photographed several stories in National Geographic magazine, including topics as diverse as Afghanistan's opium wars, the damming of the Mekong River, hidden North Korea, and Yellowstone National Park. David is an eight-time World Press Photo Award winner and a seven-time finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in breaking news and feature photography. In 2016, David joined the groundbreaking trip around the island nation when the first American passenger ship to make this approach in nearly 40 years visited Cuba. David is also an influencer and industry leader in smartphone photography and social media. He was named the inaugural Instagram Photographer of the Year by TIME magazine, received the Shorty Award for online photography, and the Online Journalism Award. He is also the founder of the Instagram collectives @everydayUSA and @everydayDPRK, and through his personal Instagram account, he engages with more than 980,000 followers.
Photographer and filmmaker Stephen Alvarez has published more than a dozen feature stories for National Geographic's magazines, covering exploration, culture, religion, and the aftermath of conflict. Stephen shot our June 1996 article on discovering the Ice Maiden in the high Andes of Peru; and has also reported on conservation in the roadless jungles of Suriname; rain forest research in Costa Rica; and cave exploration in Borneo, Mexico, Belize, Papua New Guinea, Canada, and the United States. His images have won awards in Pictures of the Year International and Communication Arts, and have been exhibited at Visa Pour L'Image in Perpignan, France. Recent appearances include NPR, PBS, and CBS Sunday Morning.
Maggie Steber is a documentary photographer and photo educator who works on humanistic, cultural, and historical projects. She is a contributing photographer to National Geographic Magazine, having produced photographic coverage on stories that have taken her to 66 countries on subjects ranging from the history of the African Slave Trade to Dubai, Nepal, various African and South American nations to science stories on memory and sleep. In 2013, she was named one of eleven Women of Vision by National Geographic with an accompanying book and a touring exhibition that continues through 2016. She oversaw the production of Haiti On Its Own Terms, a story about Haiti appearing in the December 2015 issue of National Geographic, with photographs by young Haitians who are members of Fotokonbit.org, a Haitian-based non-profit that teaches photography to provide a platform for Haitian voices and to show us their Haiti. Maggie traveled to Cuba over 40 times in the early 1980s, photographing daily life while the Russians were still present and spending a day at a private barbecue photographing Fidel Castro and his friends at a small farm celebrating the 25th anniversary of his revolution for Newsweek Magazine. She has been a dozen times since, including in 2010, when she was photographing a story on the indigenous Taino culture for National Geographic Magazine. Maggie's honors include the Leica Medal of Excellence, World Press Photo Foundation, Pictures of the Year, and many others. Clients include National Geographic Magazine, The New York Times Magazine, Smithsonian Magazine, AARP, The Guardian, and Geo Magazine. She exhibits nationally and internationally and her work is included in the Library of Congress and The Richter Library and private collections.