Whatever type of photography you focus on, I doubt there are many of us that aren’t mesmerized every time we pick up and thumb through a copy of National Geographic magazine. Over it’s lifetime, it's become synonymous with capturing images of people, places and wildlife that show us the undiscovered or hidden side of our increasingly homogenized world.
National Geographic recently celebrated 125 years of history and this month, October 2013, have commemorated the milestone by publishing a special issue devoted to the power of photography. The issues is devoted to the amazing photographs and photographers that have contributed to the magazine’s success over it’s life.
Robert Draper, a writer for National Geographic, has pieced a great summary of the impact that photography has had, and provides wonderful insights from experiences of working with the committed photographers of the magazine over the years. His article contains a short but extremely poignant video of some of the classic photographs that have become iconic and made the magazine what it is today.
If - like me - you haven’t picked up a copy of the magazine in a while, this issue might just be the excuse you were looking for to do so.