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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 whose images have appeared in National Geographic's books, magazines, and online galleries, and are represented by the National Geographic Image Collection. 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.
Photojournalist Lynn Johnson is a regular contributor to National Geographic magazine who has photographed the global human condition for the past 35 years. Lynn has documented celebrities and tragedies alike, bringing a subtle perspective to tough issues—from the scourge of land mines and the value of threatened languages to living with HIV. She has led numerous photo workshops, including National Geographic’s Photo Camps, which use photography to help at-risk youth around the world to develop their own voices. Her work has been published in more than 25 stories for National Geographic magazine, as well as in publications such as Life magazine and Sports Illustrated. Lynn was recently selected by her peers as the winner of the 2013 National Geographic Photographer’s Photographer award, a prestigious annual honor given to the photographer who has most inspired fellow photographers to "expand the possibilities of the medium." She 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.
Pulitzer Prize–winning photographer Jay Dickman has worked in photojournalism for more than 40 years, covering topics as diverse as the war in El Salvador, the Olympics, national political conventions, six Super Bowls, and the 40th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima. Among his more than 25 assignments for the National Geographic Society, Jay has lived for three months in a Stone Age village in Papua New Guinea and spent a week under the Arctic ice in a nuclear attack sub. A popular photo instructor and expedition leader, he has also published five books and numerous articles for National Geographic Traveler, LIFE, Condé Nast Traveler, Time, Sports Illustrated, and Forbes.