Episode 57. John Stanmeyer: National Geographic Photographer on the Power of ‘I Don’t Know’ and the Beginner’s Mind, Putting Down the Camera, and Perfect Travel Coffee

John Stanmeyer on Beyond The Lens Podcast

John Stanmeyer is an award-winning photographer, filmmaker, and educator, dedicated to social, humanitarian, and political issues that define our times. For more than than 20 years, John has worked nearly exclusively with National Geographic Magazine, producing more than 18 stories, resulting in more than 14 covers. Between the years of 1998 and 2008, John was a contract photographer for TIME magazine. His years with TIME resulted in 18 cover images and 100-plus stories.

John is the recipient of numerous honors, including the prestigious Robert Capa Award, Magazine Photographer of the Year, and the World Press Photo of the year, among others.

Topics Richard and John discuss:

• A start in fashion photography – a failure?
• Biggest lesson learned while working with National Geographic
• How much preparation and research is enough?
• The power of “I Don’t Know”
• Seeing with a child’s mind
• “I’m bored with photography”
• How to reset when not inspired
• Putting down the camera
• Meeting Mother Teresa
• The perfect travel coffee
• Travel accessories

And much more.

Notable Links:

John Stanmeyer Website
John Stanmeyer Instagram


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