In the 17 minute TED talk, David Griffin on how photography connects us, there are many powerful photos. But Griffin talks about how the images are more than just objects of beauty; instead they are used to tell stories, some hard or tragic, others bringing hope.
My favourite was the story of the Leopard Seal and the photographer, near the end of the talk. It included a photo that turned up one day on the National Geographic feed I subscribe to — the picture attached to this post.
The photo director for National Geographic, David Griffin knows the power of photography to connect us to our world. In a talk filled with glorious images, he talks about how we all use photos to tell our stories.
I’m not a photojournalist, just someone who likes to take photos now and again. When I snap my photos I’m generally just aiming to record something interesting or pretty or unusual. There’s nothing much wrong with that, but I think I’d like to develop an attitude of using photos to tell a story. It’s a different attitude and something to ponder on.
I’m focused on not adding new feeds to my reader at the moment, but this would have been a strong candidate: National Geographic magazine Editor’s Pick —
Hear from the Photo Editors of National Geographic about what it takes to create some of the most memorable images appearing in the magazine.