International Travel

Up Your Game: Pholaborate is here!
I’m very happy to share a new “mastermind group” opportunity for photographers that is not only unique and will be
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Capture of the Day: Toru Kasuya
Congratulations to Japanese photographer Toru Kasuya, winner of the 6th Annual Nikkei National Geographic Photo Prize.
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Armchair Travel a la time lapse: Le Pas-de-Calais
Armchair travel a la time lapse: Le Pas-de-Calais
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“Find the stories that unite us” — Award-winning photojournalist Ami Vitale presenting in Portland, Oregon USA January 22
“Empathy is the key to great stories” –Ami Vitale I had the great honor of meeting American photojournalist and National
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Best of January! LensCulture’s Go-To List for contests, residencies & more
Best of January: Deadlines for Competitions, Workshops, Residencies and More – Selected by the editors of LensCulture | LensCulture Part
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My French nose saved my teeth: Mindfulness, creativity and taking on 2018 with purpose
Take a listen to street photographer Valérie Jardin’s inspiring and sometimes humorous end-of-year podcast with guest Karen Hutton as the pair
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As Simple as a Conversation: #DoSomethingForNothing Today
"He’d chatted with the man before, but this time, as they talked, Coombes noticed his ragged, matted hair and thought
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A portal through which others can dream: Photography by Andrea Giandomenico
It was a pleasure to write about Italian photographer Andrea Giandomenico’s work recently for Street Photography Magazine. The moment I
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LensCulture Exposure Awards deadline approaching: Free entry for a single image
LensCulture, an international contemporary photography portal and magazine is now taking entries for its 2018 Exposure Awards. The deadline is
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And the winners are…
It was truly an honor to be part of this great international event and meet award winning photographers from around
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Siena bound
I got into Florence, Italy very late last night & arrived at my room at Hotel Angelica near midnight. It
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Hello, Amsterdam
8-hour layover. Luggage in a locker. Found the train. Hopefully I’ll be able to find my luggage again later!
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Good morning, Reykjavik
Góðan daginn from another great little airport, Reykjavik, Iceland (KEF). It’s 6:30 a.m. & the place is hopping. 
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Ready, Set, Siena
I’m all packed up and ready to make the leap to Italy today with a layover in Amsterdam that I
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“So I quit that job…” Rick Fogel’s artistic legacy
When I saw musician Rick Fogel busking on the main street in La Conner, Washington, USA, I put some money
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Have Camera, will travel: Valérie Jardin’s Worldwide Photowalks
It was during a Valérie Jardin street photography workshop in Paris that I envisioned a bold new path for my
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“Just me, the camera & the stories that present themselves….”
Congrats to my friend Jens Krauer, a Swiss Fujifilm X-PHotographer Jens Krauer on his brilliant new production, “GFX Mash Up”
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A Culture on the Edge: Luca Bracali Documents the Disappearing “Reindeer Men” of Mongolia
When photojournalist and conservationist Luca Bracali first told me of his recent return trip to document the nomadic Tsaatan people of Mongolia,
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Culture Outpost: Embracing the Rhythms of the World
One of the most enjoyable aspects of travel for me is getting swept up in the ebb and flow  —
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Behind the scenes in Mexico City
Now and then I find myself explaining the background scenario of my work as an arts & culture writer. On
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Culture Outpost: Open Mic Night in Dublin
On a recommendation from our (highly recommended) Airbnb host, we walked towards Dublin city center from our flat in the
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Capture of the Day: Noor Ahmed Gelal
“Greetings from the land of smiles,” is Bangladeshi photographer Noor Ahmed Gelal’s typical welcome. But this simple greeting carries a
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Culture Outpost: That first taste of sky
“A free man can live on fish. Independence is better than meat.” ― Halldór Laxness, Independent People I once asked a National
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Capture of the Day: Andrea Giandomenico
In 1942, amidst the fuel rationing of World War II, great American photographer Ansel Adams attempted to get some sleep
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Death Row at age nine: Sadegh Souri documents Iran’s ‘Waiting Girls’
Death Row at Age Nine: Sadegh Souri documents Iran's "Waiting Girls"
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Best of July: Curated Competitions, Workshops & More from LensCulture
What a great roundup! July’s LensCulture “Best of” list has something for everyone, including single image free entry for the
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Guest Post: Tuscany’s Hidden Gem by Michela Ricciarelli
I had the great pleasure of visiting the magical Tuscan city of Pistoia in March when I traveled there with
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“Best of June” — Check out LensCulture’s latest list of competitions, grants & more
Wow, what a list! LensCulture’s June lineup of prizes, competitions, grants & workshops is now up. If you know of
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Essay: At the Edge of Everything
Mooseskin Boats and Blind Dares: Navigating Our Way Back from the Edge of Oblivion by Gina Williams We’d driven south
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Capture of the Day: Valérie Jardin
Capture of the Day: Valérie Jardin
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Travel blog to follow: Messy Nessy
Travel blog to follow: Messy Nessy, A Cabinet of CHIC Curiosities
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Capture of the Day: Michel Giaccaglia
I’ve been following Italian photographer Michel Giaccaglia’s incredible posts on Facebook as he traveled recently on a workshop to India
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Inspiration: Timothy Allen
Excerpt Originally published in Street Photography Magazine I spoke with British photographer and filmmaker Timothy Allen via Skype as I
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Capture of the Day: Marcus Puschmann
Marcus Puschmann is a German photographer and blogger who publishes one of my favorite photography blogs, “Streets of Nuremberg.” He
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Capture of the Day: Gianluca Frosini
Italian photographer Gianluca Frosini shot this beautiful image of aurora in Iceland a few days before I joined the group
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Capture of the Day: Lou Jones
I caught up with Boston-based photographer Lou Jones last fall when I had a long layover in the city. In
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Photo Festival Roundup
LENSCRATCH has a great calendar of international photography festivals on its site. Here’s what’s coming up in May. Go HERE
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Capture of the Day: Sean Norman
Capture of the Day: Sean Norman
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Essay: Stone’s Throw From Hell
Human Intervention in the Middle of Nowhere by Gina Williams Originally published by Kudzu House Blood drips from the snake’s
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Capture of the Day: Jan Sears
California photographer Jan Sears first took to the skies as a young boy. He began flying with his grandfather at
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Capture of the Day: Seby Scollo
Italian photographer, adventurer and conservationist Seby Scollo loves the beauty and magnificence of “Pianeta Terra” as much as I do.
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Art Wolfe to Present on Photography as Art in Portland
Nature and travel photographer Art Wolfe of “Travels to the Edge” fame will present a seminar on photography and creativity
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Capture of the Day: Sophie Voituron
I met Sophie Voituron, an award-winning fine arts photographer based in Brussels, during a street photography workshop in Paris with
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Photography Conference: Out of Chicago June 2017!
Some of the world’s greatest photographers will converge on the Windy City June 23-25 for the Fourth Annual Out of
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New Feature: Capture of the Day
I’m kicking off a new daily post to help share the work of photographers I meet from around the world.
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Let Your Heart Be Your Compass: Podcast with Street Photographer Valerie Jardin!
Thank you so much to street photographer, instructor, storyteller and light whisperer Valerie Jardin for the great honor of including
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FujiLove Live 2017 Recap: Never Stop Learning
Street photography with Valerie Jardin **Thank you to Swiss FujiX photographer Jens Krauer for sharing images from the event. Check
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Interview: Danilo Musetti, filmmaker & explorer
Interview with Danilo Musetti: Italian filmmaker and trekking guide
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Happy anniversary, Magnum — and Thank You: Magnum and LensCulture offer free 60-page advice guide
Magnum Photos and LensCulture offer free advice guide in celebration of Magnum’s 70th Anniversary “This year Magnum Photos will celebrate 70
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Featured Photographer: Nick Brandt
“I find hope in knowing that with the right people and circumstances, ecosystems can be successfully protected,” he said. “That
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24 Hours in the Eternal City
So much has been written about what to see and do in Rome, so I decided to skip the tourist
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Experience of a Lifetime: Sea Eagles in Lofoten Archipelago!
Gunnar Skjeseth deftly maneuvers his 11-meter high performance RIB (Rigid Inflatable Boat) through the rough swells out of the harbor
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This Dancing Sky
I’ve never enjoyed being a tourist. I can recall being a teenager at Yellowstone National Park one summer with my
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Interview: LensCulture Managing Editor Alexander Strecker
I recently had the great honor to meet with Alexander Strecker, managing editor of contemporary photography powerhouse LensCulture at his
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Instagram Takeover: Petr Barabaka
I met Russian photographer Petr Barabaka through Instagram and recently wrote about him and his work for LensCulture. Stay tuned
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Photographer Profile: Luca Bracali
FujiLove Magazine recently published an article I wrote on renowned Italian photojournalist, explorer and conservationist Luca Bracali. Over the past
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Photographer Profile: Majid Saeedi
It was an honor to have the opportunity to share the colorful street photography of Majid Saeedi via LensCulture recently
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To See the World in a Grain of Rice: Conservation & Global Food Security with Luca Bracali
I worked with renowned Italian photojournalist, explorer and conservationist Luca Bracali on a recently published piece for LensCulture Magazine on
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Exploring the Space Time Continuum
Take a journey with narrative photographer Stephen Wilkes. ArtphotoPhotographyStephen Wilkestime
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Top International Photography Competition Early Submission Deadline is Jan. 15!
One of the world's top photo contests has announced its early submission deadline: Jan. 15, 2017
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Photography Inspiration Around the Corner: FujiLove LIVE — Feb.25-26, 2017
Finally, I’m going to New York for the first time in February to attend the “FujiLove Live” event hosted by
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Looking for a true adventure? Look no further.
Renowned Italian photographer, journalist and explorer Luca Bracali has announced his 2017 workshop schedule, with locations including India, Norway, Namibia
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Artist Profile: Photographer Lou Jones
During my recent travels to Europe, I had a long layover in Boston. I tracked down photographer Lou Jones in
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Iceland in a Nutshell and on a Budget!
Iceland is SPECTACULAR. The landscapes, the culture. It’s a photographer’s dream and a nature lover’s wonderland. And the capitol city
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In Desperate Times
In times of darkness, I turn to poetry, things of the heart and soul, grasping. The news from Aleppo this 
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On Human Rights Day: Albert Kahn and His Archives of the Planet
I desperately wanted to see the Albert Kahn Museum and gardens in Paris the last time I was there in
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Feed Your Soul
I returned to the U.S. recently from an amazing adventure to Boston, Paris and Siena, Italy where I reported on
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Orsi Polari: The Struggle of Magnificent, Fragile Creatures in a Warming World
Italian photographer Luca Bracali, who I had the great honor of meeting during the Siena Art Photo Travel Festival and
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Luca Venturi: Passion and A Vision
“When I’m behind my camera I think nothing but taking a shot that will remind me the same emotions I’m
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Luca Bracali Gives the Fuji X-T2 a Spin
There’s a lot to love about the October issue of FujiLove Magazine, including Italian photographer and filmmaker Luca Bracali’s test
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Portrait Photography: A Lesson in Light with Timothy Allen in Mongolia — The Insatiable Traveler
I love solo travel but that doesn’t always mean that I am necessarily alone. The more interested I become in
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WHY?
“It can be a hard question to answer, ‘Why do you shoot?’ especially if you shoot street photography. In his
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A Matter of Perspective: Street Photography and Privacy Rules Around the World
A photographer must always work with the greatest respect for his subject and in terms of his own point of
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Listening to the Image
I had the great honor of attending the Photo London international photography festival earlier this month at Somerset House. One
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Photographing at the Speed of Life
“Street photography means having to deal with time, which requires the photographer to quickly notice the various details, elements and
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Street Focus!
I’m not a very idle person so sitting down to watch a television series or listen to a podcast isn’t
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Humans Being
I started a photography project a few years ago that just might continue on until I can no longer make
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Iceland: Like A Boss
When I traveled to Iceland in January 2016, the sun rose in a pathetic little arc for only about three-and-a-half
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A Question of Color
“It is the norm for street photography to be in black and white. People almost expect it to be in
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London Calling
Thanks to Street Photography Magazine for the opportunity to cover the street aspects of the upcoming Photo London 2016 photography
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Old Paree: Street Photography in Paris
A couple of years ago I decided it was time to get my butt off this continent and finally go
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