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Storytellers, youth 18-24 from Armenia & Turkey, apply for @Bridging.Stories ll by May 31 and join us for Photo Camp and make a difference! Register:

http://www.storytellerscafe.org/

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To all my friends in Armenia and Turkey...I am so happy to announce registration for a project that is dear to me, one that connects to all of us - @Bridging.Stories 2!
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If you are a young photographer, a writer, a filmmaker, or just a human being aged 18-24, who are interested in telling stories about our lives, our commonality, and want to become a part of the next generation of visual storytellers, we want you to join us. And here’s a fantastic part...it’s free!
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With a generous grant from the U.S. Embassy Yerevan, we return to bridging understanding, our similarities, by empowering young photographers - ten from Turkey, ten from Armenia - to tell your own stories.
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This August, the incredible Anush Babajanyan @anushbabajanyan, the co-founder of #BridgingStories and member of the prestigious @viiphoto agency, will again be co-teaching with me a workshop with YOU, 20 amazing people in Dilijan, Armenia. And this year of #BridgingStories 2 we have the most beautiful photographer joining us, Sabiha Çimen @sabakhayr!
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Spread the word all across Armenia and Turkey, then register with Storytellers Cafe NGO at the link in my Instagram bio.
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While in Dilijan, Anush, Sabiha and I will teach those selected the art and power of telling stories. After our workshop together, you return to your cities and villages, telling narratives of life around you. Throughout this time we collaborate with you remotely as you publish directly to the @Bridging.Stories feed. This immersive six-month program expands your life as a photographer, a storyteller, as a human being. Your work and commitment will culminate with an exhibition at galleries in both Istanbul and Yerevan in 2020, reaching even more people directly.
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Our previous group of photographers lives and careers expanded so much during #BridgingStories I, they are alumni of peacemakers still working today on @Bridging.Stories. Continue their work and join us on this purpose of peacebuilding.
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Thank you so much.
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Love and Peace to All, John
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@bridging.stories #armenia #turkey #photocamp #photoworkshop.

Registration in my Instagram Bio ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ To all my friends in Armenia and Turkey...I am so happy to announce registration for a project that is dear to me, one that connects to all of us - @Bridging.Stories 2! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ If you are a young photographer, a writer, a filmmaker, or just a human being aged 18-24, who are interested in telling stories about our lives, our commonality, and want to become a part of the next generation of visual storytellers, we want you to join us. And here’s a fantastic part...it’s free! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ With a generous grant from the U.S. Embassy Yerevan, we return to bridging understanding, our similarities, by empowering young photographers - ten from Turkey, ten from Armenia - to tell your own stories. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ This August, the incredible Anush Babajanyan @anushbabajanyan , the co-founder of #BridgingStories and member of the prestigious @viiphoto agency, will again be co-teaching with me a workshop with YOU, 20 amazing people in Dilijan, Armenia. And this year of #BridgingStories 2 we have the most beautiful photographer joining us, Sabiha Çimen @sabakhayr ! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Spread the word all across Armenia and Turkey, then register with Storytellers Cafe NGO at the link in my Instagram bio. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ While in Dilijan, Anush, Sabiha and I will teach those selected the art and power of telling stories. After our workshop together, you return to your cities and villages, telling narratives of life around you. Throughout this time we collaborate with you remotely as you publish directly to the @Bridging.Stories feed. This immersive six-month program expands your life as a photographer, a storyteller, as a human being. Your work and commitment will culminate with an exhibition at galleries in both Istanbul and Yerevan in 2020, reaching even more people directly. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Our previous group of photographers lives and careers expanded so much during #BridgingStories I, they are alumni of peacemakers still working today on @Bridging.Stories. Continue their work and join us on this purpose of peacebuilding. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Thank you so much. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Love and Peace to All, John ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ @bridging.stories #armenia #turkey #photocamp #photoworkshop ...

In a few hours, I will be back along these lines created by humans, returning to Mexico for continuing work on a long term project related to migration, this time along the border with Texas. This photograph is from slightly over a year ago for the @natgeo story, Us vs Them. I met this gentle woman who lives right along the corrugated fences that divides Mexico from the US, just south of San Diego, California, and north of Tijuana. Behind her are four examples of Trump’s prototype walls, an ominous sign of how much further we may soon divide ourselves. My return on this trip is from a much-appreciated grant by the National Geographic Society to support this important dialogue on human migration. According to the latest report from the WHO (World Health Organization), there are 1 billion migrants in the world today of whom 258 million are international migrants and 763 million internal migrants – one in seven of the world's population. This mass movement of humanity is caused by wars, conflicts, poverty and climate change; all effects we humans created.
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@natgeo @natgeoimagecollection #mexico #mexicousborder #seperationbarriers #prototypes #migration.

In a few hours, I will be back along these lines created by humans, returning to Mexico for continuing work on a long term project related to migration, this time along the border with Texas. This photograph is from slightly over a year ago for the @natgeo story, Us vs Them. I met this gentle woman who lives right along the corrugated fences that divides Mexico from the US, just south of San Diego, California, and north of Tijuana. Behind her are four examples of Trump’s prototype walls, an ominous sign of how much further we may soon divide ourselves. My return on this trip is from a much-appreciated grant by the National Geographic Society to support this important dialogue on human migration. According to the latest report from the WHO (World Health Organization), there are 1 billion migrants in the world today of whom 258 million are international migrants and 763 million internal migrants – one in seven of the world's population. This mass movement of humanity is caused by wars, conflicts, poverty and climate change; all effects we humans created. - @natgeo @natgeoimagecollection #mexico #mexicousborder #seperationbarriers #prototypes #migration ...

Having this feeling again where something so simple, feels right. I met this man of heavy carrying while on the Brahmaputra River in India earlier this year. He got off the boat we were sharing, lifted his burden upon the shoulder, stopped for a brief moment, then left. It’s how we often meet others, forever remembering. Having finished and delivered the photographs from Brazil to @rippleeffectimages, it’s time to begin editing India from earlier this year on the @outofedenwalk story for @natgeo...have to turn this story in soon, even though it won’t run in the magazine till sometime in 2020.
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@natgeo @natgeocreative #india #brahmaputra #assam #portrait #laborer #man #river #buckets.

Having this feeling again where something so simple, feels right. I met this man of heavy carrying while on the Brahmaputra River in India earlier this year. He got off the boat we were sharing, lifted his burden upon the shoulder, stopped for a brief moment, then left. It’s how we often meet others, forever remembering. Having finished and delivered the photographs from Brazil to @rippleeffectimages , it’s time to begin editing India from earlier this year on the @outofedenwalk story for @natgeo...have to turn this story in soon, even though it won’t run in the magazine till sometime in 2020. - @natgeo @natgeocreative #india #brahmaputra #assam #portrait #laborer #man #river #buckets ...

It was a morning I remember well.  I had taken my son, @richardstanmeyer, with me on this @natgeo assignment to the island of Flores, something I try to do with my children so they can better understand this incredibly fragile and fantastic world we live on. That night, we slept outside on the porch in Bena village at a family’s home. I woke up before Richard, just before dawn, hearing footsteps. Through the haze, we were greeted by this beautiful surreal welcoming from those who wondered why we chose to sleep outside in the cold, not inside the home. I explained, rather deliriously, I had been wanting to photograph Mount Inerie throughout the night, a volcano right at the base of their village, hoping to see how the moonlight changed across their most amazing and mystical mountain. Unfortunately, the fog had arrived earlier that evening, and we fell asleep under thick blankets and had slept mighty fine. Smiling at our silliness, they later made us amazing coffee and biscuits. I came across this photo tonight, realising how much I miss Southeast Asia and that later this year I hope to return with my children to the land they use to call home, Indonesia.
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@natgeo @natgeoimagecollection #fromthearchive #volcanogods #indonesia #flores #bena #fog #dawn #morning #greeting.

It was a morning I remember well. I had taken my son, @richardstanmeyer , with me on this @natgeo assignment to the island of Flores, something I try to do with my children so they can better understand this incredibly fragile and fantastic world we live on. That night, we slept outside on the porch in Bena village at a family’s home. I woke up before Richard, just before dawn, hearing footsteps. Through the haze, we were greeted by this beautiful surreal welcoming from those who wondered why we chose to sleep outside in the cold, not inside the home. I explained, rather deliriously, I had been wanting to photograph Mount Inerie throughout the night, a volcano right at the base of their village, hoping to see how the moonlight changed across their most amazing and mystical mountain. Unfortunately, the fog had arrived earlier that evening, and we fell asleep under thick blankets and had slept mighty fine. Smiling at our silliness, they later made us amazing coffee and biscuits. I came across this photo tonight, realising how much I miss Southeast Asia and that later this year I hope to return with my children to the land they use to call home, Indonesia. - @natgeo @natgeoimagecollection #fromthearchive #volcanogods #indonesia #flores #bena #fog #dawn #morning #greeting ...

Tonight is nearly the full moon, so before going to sleep this evening I wanted to look at something beautiful...there aren’t many more places so naturally spectacular than Mount Bromo, in East Java, Indonesia, gently erupting under an almost full moon.
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@natgeo #volcanogods #fromthearchive @natgeoimagecollection #indonesia #eastjava #bromo #mount bromo #volcano #gunung #bromotenggersemeru #erupting #moonlight #beautiful.

Tonight is nearly the full moon, so before going to sleep this evening I wanted to look at something beautiful...there aren’t many more places so naturally spectacular than Mount Bromo, in East Java, Indonesia, gently erupting under an almost full moon. - @natgeo #volcanogods #fromthearchive @natgeoimagecollection #indonesia #eastjava #bromo #mount bromo #volcano #gunung #bromotenggersemeru #erupting #moonlight #beautiful ...

Sometimes we don’t have to go very far to find something strange. This guy was just hanging out on the front piece of a car in the garage.
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@natgeo @natgeocreative @viiphoto #berkshires #westernmass #pennyopera #poster #frontofacar #carhood #creepyguy.

Sometimes we don’t have to go very far to find something strange. This guy was just hanging out on the front piece of a car in the garage. - @natgeo @natgeocreative @viiphoto #berkshires #westernmass #pennyopera #poster #frontofacar #carhood #creepyguy ...

I have the deepest respect for the art of the athlete, the sport, but I don’t know much about sports photography. So when I had to photograph futbol in Belo Horizonte a few weeks ago in Brazil, I panicked. I’m no @walteriooss nor @ronjberard...Ron tried to teach me the art of photographing sports and I would stumble miserably. That night in BH I kept to myself, finding security guards and emotional Atletico Mineiro fans most interesting. And I remembered something, to exist where I’m most uncomfortable, trying to make something out of nothing within the comfort of myself.
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@natgeolearning @cengagelearning @rippleeffectimages @natgeo @natgeoimagecollection #brazil #belohorizonte #futbol #soccer #AtleticoMineiro #securityguard #futbolfans #emotional.

I have the deepest respect for the art of the athlete, the sport, but I don’t know much about sports photography. So when I had to photograph futbol in Belo Horizonte a few weeks ago in Brazil, I panicked. I’m no @walteriooss nor @ronjberard...Ron tried to teach me the art of photographing sports and I would stumble miserably. That night in BH I kept to myself, finding security guards and emotional Atletico Mineiro fans most interesting. And I remembered something, to exist where I’m most uncomfortable, trying to make something out of nothing within the comfort of myself. - @natgeolearning @cengagelearning @rippleeffectimages @natgeo @natgeoimagecollection #brazil #belohorizonte #futbol #soccer #AtleticoMineiro #securityguard #futbolfans #emotional ...

So sweet these lovers. This peaceful dangling, entangled amongst trees within a quiet park of happiness in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. It may not be what NatGeo Learning wants to illustrate in children’s educational books, exactly why I’ll include this in the edit. It feels right.
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@natgeolearning @cengagelearning @rippleeffectimages @natgeo @natgeoimagecollection #brazil #belohorizonte #lovers #park #trees #arms #entangled.

So sweet these lovers. This peaceful dangling, entangled amongst trees within a quiet park of happiness in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. It may not be what NatGeo Learning wants to illustrate in children’s educational books, exactly why I’ll include this in the edit. It feels right. - @natgeolearning @cengagelearning @rippleeffectimages @natgeo @natgeoimagecollection #brazil #belohorizonte #lovers #park #trees #arms #entangled ...

This photograph of my mother is always present. Today I took it out of its frame never noticing there were two notes on the back, one written by someone who might have been her niece or nephew because it reads “Meiner lieber Tante…” or My dear Aunt…”. The rest I cannot read clear enough their handwriting. Her note is there too, where she writes this photograph was taken when she was likely 16 years old. Today is also my son’s birthday - he became 16 this morning. Amazing how moments align, in purpose and deeper meaning. Happy Mother’s Day, Mother, and to my son, @konstantinstanmeyer, Happiest of birthday’s, every day. Every moment.
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#mothersday2019 #mothersday #familyphoto #missyou #love #happybirthday.

This photograph of my mother is always present. Today I took it out of its frame never noticing there were two notes on the back, one written by someone who might have been her niece or nephew because it reads “Meiner lieber Tante…” or My dear Aunt…”. The rest I cannot read clear enough their handwriting. Her note is there too, where she writes this photograph was taken when she was likely 16 years old. Today is also my son’s birthday - he became 16 this morning. Amazing how moments align, in purpose and deeper meaning. Happy Mother’s Day, Mother, and to my son, @konstantinstanmeyer , Happiest of birthday’s, every day. Every moment. - #mothersday2019 #mothersday #familyphoto #missyou #love #happybirthday ...

Felt I had walked into a painting but I hadn’t. It was wallpaper and painted room inside a town government office along the Bacia do Pina or the Pina Estuary in Recife. There’s something about Brazil where everywhere is a pouring of colors in random behaviors that were meant to be there and nowhere else on earth.
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@natgeolearning @cengagelearning @rippleeffectimages @natgeo @natgeoimagecollection #brazil #recife #wallpaper #colors #flowerpatterns ##yellow #blue #green #red #more #beautifulstrangeness.

Felt I had walked into a painting but I hadn’t. It was wallpaper and painted room inside a town government office along the Bacia do Pina or the Pina Estuary in Recife. There’s something about Brazil where everywhere is a pouring of colors in random behaviors that were meant to be there and nowhere else on earth. - @natgeolearning @cengagelearning @rippleeffectimages @natgeo @natgeoimagecollection #brazil #recife #wallpaper #colors #flowerpatterns ##yellow #blue #green #red #more #beautifulstrangeness ...

It was late morning when we passed through security doors of a condominium in Recife, Brazil, greeted by a green glass vase with no flowers, sitting alone on a table next to a small playground and beside chairs that felt like the ’80s. In this building resides the fantastic singer and ukulele player, @dora_martinsrego. I was blown away by her voice as well as the beauty Dora gets to see each time she walks into the building of entering strangeness.
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@natgeolearning @cengagelearning @rippleeffectimages @natgeo @natgeoimagecollection #brazil #recife #green #vase #greenvase #reflections #playground #chairs #blue #green #pink #red #yellow #beautifullystrange.

It was late morning when we passed through security doors of a condominium in Recife, Brazil, greeted by a green glass vase with no flowers, sitting alone on a table next to a small playground and beside chairs that felt like the ’80s. In this building resides the fantastic singer and ukulele player, @dora_martinsrego. I was blown away by her voice as well as the beauty Dora gets to see each time she walks into the building of entering strangeness. - @natgeolearning @cengagelearning @rippleeffectimages @natgeo @natgeoimagecollection #brazil #recife #green #vase #greenvase #reflections #playground #chairs #blue #green #pink #red #yellow #beautifullystrange ...

We were heading back to the hotel in São Paulo by taxi, it looked so strange seeing these cement buildings rising through beautiful trees. I don’t know much about architecture photography so it does feels more comfortable to do when moving past tall fingers than standing before them. And I’d rather be standing before the trees.
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@natgeolearning @cengagelearning @rippleeffectimages @natgeo @natgeoimagecollection #brazil #saopaulo #buildings #tallbuildings #architecture #trees #nature #moving.

We were heading back to the hotel in São Paulo by taxi, it looked so strange seeing these cement buildings rising through beautiful trees. I don’t know much about architecture photography so it does feels more comfortable to do when moving past tall fingers than standing before them. And I’d rather be standing before the trees. - @natgeolearning @cengagelearning @rippleeffectimages @natgeo @natgeoimagecollection #brazil #saopaulo #buildings #tallbuildings #architecture #trees #nature #moving ...