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Christian Rodriguez photographed the story of the Vaquita, a rare species of porpoise endemic to the northern part of the Gulf of California, in extinction due to poverty and corruption. On assignment for Scientific American, see the article here.
Pete Muller photographed author and conservation activist Kuki Gallmann for The Guardian's Observer Magazine. Gallmann was severely wounded by gunman on her ranch in Kenya's Laikipia County in April 2017.
Christian Rodriguez has launched a Kickstarter fundraising project to support the completion of his long-term project Teen Mom, focused on teenage motherhood in Latin America. The funds will be used to finance travel, the production of several short films, and the creation of a website that will feature stories, research and educational tools regarding teenage pregnancy.
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.
Christian Rodriguez has been selected as a TEDGlobal 2017 Fellows - one of 21 and the first ever from Uruguay. As part of the fellowship, he will present a mainstage TED Talk at TEDGlobal 2017 in Arusha, Tanzania, held August 27-30, 2017.
"Uncertainty," an outdoor exhibition comprised of Brendan Hoffman's portraits of family members of people missing due to the conflict in eastern Ukraine, produced in collaboration with the ICRC, will be traveling again. On May 24 it will open in Slovyansk, Ukraine, followed by Odessa on June 30. It will then travel to Brussels.
A presentation of Bracco's installation Paso del Norte showed at the Casa de El Hijo de El Ahuizote in Mexico City May 5-6. The work included photography, sculpture, and live performance.
Katie Orlinsky was accepted to the BANFF Frontline: Environmental Reportage Residency, in Canada, from July 10th to July 22nd, 2017.
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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.
In celebration of the final show of National Geographic Photo Camp Trondheim students, National Geographic photographers Pete Muller and Anand Varma will talk about the National Geographic Photo Camp and the power of photography.
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.