John Stanmeyer

John Stanmeyer

MeetJohn Stanmeyer

John Stanmeyer is an America-born photographer and Emmy-nominated filmmaker who specializes in distilling complex issues that define our times, presenting them in poetic and understandable narratives.

John was on contract with TIME magazine for over ten years, producing 18 covers. Since 2004, he has produced over 14 stories for National Geographic Magazine. 

Stanmeyer is a writer, lecturer, educator and an avid field recordist with more than 20 years of experience recording traditional music, historical events and soundscapes in over 100 countries. He has received numerous awards in photography, including Magazine Photographer of the Year by Pictures of the Year International, and the Robert Capa Gold Medal Award. In 2013, he received the prestigious World Press Photo of the Year Award. After more than 12 years living in Asia. Stanmeyer returned to the United States in 2008. 

When not on the road, he lives in the Berkshires of western Massachusetts.

Rice harvesting by hand in Banaue.

Vahandukht, the last Armenian living in Ani, cooks at her home near the border with Turkey.

Famine refugees in a camp.

A Syrian refugee who married and started a family in Nizip. 1 refugee camp grooms the oasis he has created. Currently over 11,000 Syrians live here.

Women and children walk miles every evening to seek shelter from night raids in Uganda.

Oil lamps float on the Ganges River during the Ganga Dussehra festival.

A pre-Islamic people, Nabataeans carved palatial tombs at Madain Salih.

A man making traditional Chinese noodles.

An Acacia tree with plastic trash dropped by travelers.

With their homes in Ayn al Arab, Syria, under attack, ethnic Kurds push toward a barbed wire fence at the Turkish border.

A crowd jostles for government subsidized bread at a distributions kiosk.

Migrant Somalis crowd the night shore of Djibouti city trying to capture inexpensive cell signals.

Sacred volcanoes known as Mount Semeru, Mount Bromo and Mount Batok.

Only a puddle remains along a dried up portion of the Awash River as pastoralists herd their camels back to their villages.

Syrian refugees pick tomatoes in Southern Jordan.

Meet the Photographers

Steve McCurry
Lynn Johnson
Stephanie Sinclair
Angelo Merendino
Ben Heath
Chris Ozer
Esther Havens
Melissa Lyttle
John Stanmeyer

Meet the Participants

Esther Garza
Beth Fairchild
Khadijah Carter
Jill Cohen
Holley Kitchen
Carol Miele
Michael Kovarik
Sheila McGlown
Tarah Harvey

Meet the Photographers

Steve McCurry
Lynn Johnson
Stephanie Sinclair
Angelo Merendino
Ben Heath
Chris Ozer
John Stanmeyer
Esther Havens
Melissa Lyttle

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