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A National Geographic photographer will accompany each workshop departure to share photographic techniques, knowledge, and insights. Listed below are some of the photographers and the departure date(s) they will be joining.
Amy Toensing is a regular contributor to National Geographic magazine. She has photographed cultures around the world including the last cave dwelling tribe of Papua New Guinea, remote Aboriginal Australia, the Maori of New Zealand, and the Kingdom of Tonga. She has also covered issues ranging from food insecurity in the United States to the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina to Muslim women living in Western culture. She is currently working on her 15th feature story for National Geographic magazine. Toensing's work has been exhibited throughout the world and recognized with numerous awards, including an exhibit at the 2012 Visa Pour L'image, Festival of the Photograph in Perpignan, France. Her work has also appeared in Smithsonian, The Boston Globe, The Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, Time Magazine, and National Geographic Traveler. Her Australian outback photograph was chosen as one of National Geographic magazine's all-time 50 Best Photos. Amy is also one of 11 featured photographers in the National Geographic book and traveling exhibition, Women of Vision: National Geographic Photographers on Assignment, which profiles the lives and work of important photojournalists and goes behind the lens of their individual assignments. In addition to her photojournalism work, she teaches photography to kids and young adults in underserved communities.
Ralph Lee Hopkins is a popular photography workshop instructor based in Santa Fe. Also a trained geologist, he was a photographer on a U.S. Geological Survey Colorado River expedition matching historical photos from the 1890 Stanton Expedition. Ralph's images have appeared in National Geographic's books, magazines, and online galleries, and are represented by the National Geographic Image Collection.