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On assignment for Caritas, an aid group, Katie Orlinsky traveled to remote western Mongolia this past winter to document the harsh conditions of this year's dzud, or extremely harsh winter right on the heels of a summer drought that can kill hundreds of thousands of livestock that nomadic herders rely on. National Geographic published a story about the phenomenon and its implications.
Brendan Hoffman visited the rebel-occupied eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk last year to meet Russell Bentley, a Texan who several years ago joined the pro-Russian side of the war - first with guns, and now as an info warrior. Read the article in Texas Monthly.
In the second Behind the Shot short film from National Geographic to feature a Prime photographer, tag along with Katie Orlinsky as she visits Rosemary Farm Sanctuary in upstate New York to photograph horses and a special donkey named Nemo. Watch it here.
Brendan Hoffman's zine Great Old Days, published with Overlapse and distributed free at Donald Trump's inauguration in Washington in January 2017, will be shown in several upcoming exhibitions. From June 14-30, 2017, it will be included as part of the photo book exhibition at the Athens Photo Festival, housed in the Benaki Museum in Athens, Greece. And on June 17, 2017, it will be featured as part of the AWAKE! Reading Room at the Magnum Foundation in New York City.
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Special 32-page, full-color magazine (edition 1000) which was distributed for free at Donald Trump's inauguration in January 2017 in Washington, DC. Drawn from the long-term, ongoing project The Beating of the Heart, about the small Iowa town of Webster City.
Dominic Bracco II's "Marcha Al Mar" is the first in a collaborative series between Empty Stretch & Prime Collective called "Letters from the Four Horsemen." Photographed over many months in various parts of the world, Bracco focuses on the overfishing & pollution of the world's oceans.
Shallow Graves is a collaborative project by Brett Gundlock, Dominic Bracco II, Chris Gregory, Mauricio Palos, Hans-Maximo Musielik, and Jeremy Relph.
The project covers the events after 43 students went missing in Iguala, Mexico in 2014.
Edition of 100.
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Melanie Burford is speaking at NCE Media Show & Tell in Bergen, Norway about coordinating National Geographic Photo Camp Norway, a series of three Photo Camp workshops for both migrant and Norwegian youth in Bergen, Trondheim and Oslo in the summer and fall of 2017.