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.
A longtime resident of Santa Fe, Nevada Wier is an award-winning photographer specializing in the remote corners of the globe and the cultures that inhabit them. Her work has appeared in numerous publications, including National Geographic magazine, National Geographic Adventure, Outdoor Photographer, Outside, and Smithsonian. She is a Fellow of the Explorer's Club and a member of the Women's Geographic Society.
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.
Amy Toensing is a regular contributor to National Geographic magazine. She has photographed stories from her own backyard in Maine and the Jersey shore to the jungles of Papua New Guinea and the Australian outback. Her stories are primarily intimate essays reflecting the lives of ordinary people. Toensing has completed 14 feature stories for National Geographic, and is one of 11 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. Her images have also appeared in the New York Times, Newsweek, Time, and National Geographic Traveler. Amy has led photo workshops in Santa Fe and New Orleans, as well as taught at National Geographic’s Photo Camps, which use photography to help at-risk youth around the world to develop their own voices.
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.