The event at the New York Public Library located near Bryant Park started with fantastic presentations by two National Geographic explorers, Dr. Zoltan Takas and Enric Sala. Takas travels the world studying the most venomous creatures and Sala lead's National Geographic's Pristine Seas project and discussed the risks associated with ocean exploring.
|Dr. Zoltan Takas|
|National Geographic Magazine Editor in Chief, Chris Johns|
|Left to Right: James Nachtwey, Ann Curry & Lynsey Addario|
Stories were told of the physical harm one can experience being captured, the emotional toll photographers can experience, the issues around women photographers in conflict, how to quickly capture amazing photos in such intense/fast pace situations, and much more.
This was a great event and I'm so happy I attended! When similar events pop up and pique your interest, even in the slightest, jump at the chance! If they are a once in a lifetime event, why not go and check it out? #dontishome! Some chances you will never have again.
To find out more information about National geographic's 125 anniversary and to see a fascinating timeline, photos, stories and more, check out their website: http://www.nationalgeographic.com/125/the-new-age-of-exploration/
|Walked through the wonderful Bryant Park|
on the way back to the train.
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