Episode 40. Nevada Wier: A Passion for People and Travel, Artistic Problem Solving, and Embracing Infrared Photography

Nevada Wier on Beyond The Lens Podcast

Nevada Wier is an award-winning photographer based in Santa Fe, New Mexico. USA, specializing in documenting the remote corners of the world, the people, and their cultures. She is especially recognized for her creative and intimate approach to people. She has been published in numerous national and international publications, including: National GeographicNational Geographic TravelerNational Geographic Adventure, GeoIslandsNew York Times MagazineOutside, and Smithsonian.

Nevada’s work is represented by National Geographic Images and Getty. She is a Fellow of The Explorer’s Club and a member of the Women’s Geographic Society. She is the photographer for several books, including The Land of Nine Dragons – Vietnam Today, A Day in the Life of Thailand, Planet Vegas, and others. Nevada leads photography tours and workshops for National GeographicThe Santa Fe Workshopsand the Los Angeles Center of Photography.

Topics Richard and Nevada discuss:

  • The advantages and disadvantages of being a self-taught photographer
  • Nevada’s biggest career roadblocks
  • “Exoticism should not carry an image”
  • Travel photography: How do you overcome being seduced by the novelty of a place?
  • A love affair with travel
  • Artistic problem solving
  • How to approach strangers with a camera
  • Why travel photography is one of the most difficult genres
  • Overcoming travel fatigue
  • The allure of infrared photography

And much more.

Notable Links:

Nevada Wier’s website: Nevada Wier Photography
Instagram: Nevada Wier
Workshops: Nevada Wier Workshops
Invisible World Exhibition: Invisible World


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