WASHINGTON (March 19, 2015)—National Geographic Creative has signed award-winning photographer John Stanmeyer to its agency for representation in commercial assignments and image licensing.
Well known for his prodigious work with National Geographic and TIME magazines, Stanmeyer is an American-born photographer and Emmy-nominated filmmaker who specializes in distilling such complex issues as malaria, the refugee crisis and human conflict through relatable narratives. Stanmeyer has received numerous awards for his work, including Magazine Photographer of the Year by Picture of the Year International; the Robert Capa Gold Medal Award; and a World Press Photo of the Year Award. His commercial assignments include work for Apple and Canon, among others.
“We are thrilled to add John and his incredible body of work to our agency,” said Alice Keating, vice president of sales and marketing, National Geographic Creative. “John’s reputation within the industry is outstanding, and for good reason. His work is visually stunning and evocative; he has a distinct talent for translating difficult subjects to readers in a way that is compelling and comprehensive.”
Stanmeyer has produced 14 stories for National Geographic magazine. His work documenting the plight of Syrian refugees can be seen in the March 2015 issue of National Geographic, available on newsstands. The feature continues his work with National Geographic Fellow and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Paul Salopek for the “Out of Eden” project.
“National Geographic has given me a tremendous platform to present stories that reflect subjects and causes that are important to all of us, and crucial toward understanding our place in the world,” said Stanmeyer. “Joining National Geographic Creative will allow an even greater collaboration for me with National Geographic, expanding my passion for education, and increasing the impact and reach of my work with new audiences.”
A founding member of the photo agency VII, Stanmeyer will retain his position as Distinguished Member, member emeritus.
National Geographic Creative, formerly National Geographic Image Collection, was launched in 2013 as a stand-alone agency that brings together National Geographic’s photography and video stock collection and talent in one place. The agency licenses National Geographic photography and video to commercial and editorial clients and makes National Geographic talent available for custom campaigns, in branded and non-branded formats.
With a mission to inspire, illuminate and teach, the National Geographic Society is one of the world’s largest nonprofit scientific and educational organizations. The member-supported Society, which believes in the power of science, exploration and storytelling to change the world, reaches over 600 million people each month through its media platforms, products and events. National Geographic has funded more than 11,000 research, conservation and exploration projects, and its education programs promote geographic literacy. For more information, visit www.nationalgeographic.com, and find us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google+, YouTube, LinkedIn and Pinterest.
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