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.
Award-winning photographer Nevada Wier specializes in the remote corners of the globe and the cultures that inhabit them. Her work has appeared in numerous publications, including National Geographic magazine, Outdoor Photographer, Outside, and Smithsonian. She is a Fellow of The Explorer's Club and a member of the Women's Geographic Society. A longtime resident of Santa Fe, Nevada has captured countless images of the American Southwest.
Pulitzer Prize–winning photographer Jay Dickman has worked in photojournalism for more than 35 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 over 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.
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 20 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."
Ralph Lee Hopkins is a popular photography workshop instructor based in Santa Fe. Also a trained geologist at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, he was a photographer on a U.S. Geological Survey Colorado River expedition through the Grand Canyon 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.