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Bridgeman Images is excited to announce our newest content partnership with GEO Image Collection. Covering the Earth’s diverse environments and cultures, the photographs in National Geographic have engaged, educated, and often astonished millions of readers for over a century.
For nearly 40 years, Lynn and Thomas J. Abercrombie traveled the globe for National Geographic Magazine. An accomplished photographer, Lynn often was able to access situations that were off-limits to men. Lynn and Tom met in high school and were together for their entire adult lives.
Lynn and Thomas J. Abercrombie traveled the globe for National Geographic Magazine for nearly 40 years. Starting his career with National Geographic in 1956, Tom was a senior staff writer and photographer for National Geographic, especially known for his work on Middle Eastern countries.
Nathan Benn manages GEO Image Collection. A contract photographer on National Geographic Society's photographic staff from 1972 until 1991, he founded Picture Network International, the first online network for managing and licensing digital media.
Ira Block is a photographer, teacher and lecturer who has produced over 30 stories for the National Geographic Magazine. His latest book Cuba Loves Baseball: A Photographic Journey documents the culture of Cuba through its love for baseball and sports.
Sisse Brimberg is a Denmark-born, award-winning photographer who has produced more than 50 stories in over 70 countries for National Geographic Magazine and National Geographic Traveler during the past 40 years. She seamlessly flows between street photography and complex studio work.
Dean Conger was a National Geographic photographer who traveled worldwide on life in-depth missions and worked extensively in the Soviet Union and Asia. Dean also photographed NASAs space early manned space programs.
With over two thousand photographs published by National Geographic, Bruce Dale twice earned him the title Magazine Photographer of the Year. Dale has photographed in over 75 countries worldwide. His work ranges from sensitive people studies such as his books on Gypsies and American Mountain People to highly technical work.
Photographer and videographer, Bill Frakes, began his career in 1979 at the Miami Herald where he won a variety of prestigious awards in journalism. He has since done freelance work for, most notably, Sports Illustrated, where he was added to the masthead in 1992.
Kenneth Garrett is a National Geographic photographer with an editorial file that includes over 70 magazine articles and book titles. Whether in a museum or isolated location forgotten by time, Kenneth approaches each artifact, monument, and temple from every angle until it speaks to him.
Gilbert Grosvenor was the first full-time editor of the National Geographic magazine. Grosvenor is credited with having built the magazine into an iconic publication and assisted its rise to the most esteemed educational learning organization in the world.
Visko Hatfield has photographed some of the most renowned collections of fine art, antiques, and decorative arts that have crossed the auction block in the past decades. Visko is also known to photograph contemporary artists in their studios.
Karen Kasmauski is a photographer whose work explores science, environment, public health, and global change issues. Karen has worked extensively in Japan and co-produced a 30-minute documentary film, Fall Seven Times, Get Up Eight.
Franklin Price Knott was one of the first photographers to have color images appear in National Geographic magazine. Logging hundreds of thousands of miles, he had come a long way from his modest beginnings in rural Ohio.
Luis Marden was a legendary explorer, photographer, writer, diver, sailor, inventor, linguist, and raconteur. Between 1934 and 1988, Luis produced 55 byline articles for National Geographic magazine.
Dr. Clinton Hart Merriam was an American zoologist, mammalogist, ornithologist, entomologist, ecologist, ethnographer, geographer, and naturalist. He was one of the original founders of the National Geographic Society
W. Robert Moore was a staff photographer and writer for National Geographic Magazine from 1930 into the 1950s. Most of his published work reportage was produced in foreign locations emerging from colonial rule, usually territories not very westernized.
Robert Edwin Peary Sr. was an American explorer and officer in the United States Navy who made several expeditions to the Arctic in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. He is best known for, in April 1909, leading an expedition that claimed to be the first to have reached the geographic North Pole.
J. Baylor Roberts was a National Geographic photographer and U.S. Navy veteran. Throughout his military career he pioneered photo reconnaissance for the Marine Corps and demonstrated the potential timeliness of aerial photo reconnaissance.
Joseph F. Rock was Our Man in China for National Geographic from 1922 to 1935. Photographing and writing stories for National Geographic, Rock created the earliest color photographs of rural China and Tibet taken with the Autochrome color process on glass plates.
Bernard F. Rogers, Jr. photographed for National Geographic Magazine in the 1930s.
Photojournalist Ted Spiegel has traveled through all fifty states and nearly fifty countries since 1959. His photographs illustrated more than twenty National Geographic articles and books. Some of his clients include Harvester International and TIME.
James Stanfield photographed 60 articles and several books over his three-decade career as a National Geographic staff photographer. His assignments took him from the bottomlands of the Potomac River to the heights of the Himalayas.
B. Anthony Stewart was a National Geographic staff photographer for 42 years, during which he pioneered the use of the view camera and 35 mm equipment. He specialized in the geographic scene as well as authentic portrayals of many countries across the globe.
Wilhelm Tobien was a German photographer working for National Geographic in the 1920s and 1930s. He photographed in Bulgaria, Romania, Canary Islands and the Azores.
Dr. Arthur Traube was a German-born chemist who invented Uvachrome, an early 3 color subtractive color process for still photography. The original glass plates and Dr. Traube’s correspondence, patents and other materials are in the collection of the Eastman Museum.
Brooks Walker, based in Tuscany grew up in a globetrotting arts family. Autodidact, he was a dancer, choreographer and cultural events producer while becoming a professional photographer. For National Geographic, Metropolitan Museum, Smithsonian, NY Times, FMR and many others, photo assignments have ranged from alchemy to barbed wire, the Amazon to Zanzibar, Icelandic volcanoes to Tarte Tatin, and even Mona Lisa with her WW2 curator.
Volkmar Kurt Wentzel was a German American photographer, writer, and filmmaker who worked nearly 50 years for the National Geographic Society as a darkroom technician and then photographer. He was the first to take photographs of Nepal and was noted for documenting the final years of traditional tribal kingdoms of Africa.
Dr. Fritz Gustav Wentzel was an amateur photographer, photo historian, and photo chemist who developed the silver bromide photographic paper marketed by Agfa as Brovir. His youngest son, Volkmar Kurt, was also a National Geographic photographer.
Edwin L. Wisherd was one of National Geographic’s first staff photographers, where he took the first natural color plates exposed in the field. He played a large role in making National Geographic famous for the use of 35mm camera and Kodachrome color film.
Maynard Owen Williams was the first National Geographic foreign correspondent in 1919. In his own words a camera-coolie and a roughneck, Williams pioneered the field of travel photography. Before his 1953 retirement he photographed some hundred stories.
Cary Wolinsky is best known for his international, historical, scientific and cultural photographic essays published regularly in National Geographic magazine since 1977, such as 'Sichuan: Where China Changes Course.'
National Geographic photographer Michael Yamashita is known for his diverse travels which include Somalia, Sudan, England, Ireland, Papua New Guinea, Iraq, Afghanistan, and Iran. He has authored more than sixteen photographic books.