Master Storytellers: 5 Travel Photographers Share Images from All Over the World
No matter where in the world they find themselves, travel photographers have a keen eye for connection, and are some of the rare few that have mastered the ability to truly capture the essence of people, places and cultures. We look to these professional storytellers to bring us glimpses of other worlds and inspiration for our own adventures.
All of these travel photographers are part of The List – a selection of 90 finalists from those who applied in our 80,000+ community of PhotoShelter members, chosen by a panel of independent judges.
“Himanshu Khagta is one of the top travel and editorial photographers in India. He has captured some of the most remote regions in the Himalayas and is in constant demand for his editorial work. His work has been published in numerous publications including The New York Times, Conde Nast Traveller, BBC Travel, Lonely Planet, and National Geographic Traveler.”
“Tuul and Bruno Morandi’s photos reveal the moments of truth that punctuate our everyday lives. Their images invite us on a journey. But more than just that — they also summon us to ponder over the fragile beauty of our environment, whether it is human, natural or cultural. Their work is regularly published in the international press and exhibited at many festivals.”
“Jeremy Horner’s unique images — a harmonious fusion of light and color — are in constant demand by leading international publications such as National Geographic, GEO, Conde Nast Traveller, The Telegraph and Colors. His career has taken him to more than 100 countries around the world.”
“Throughout much of his adult life, Mitchell Kanashkevich has been traveling, seeking adventure and learning from different cultures. Photography became an excuse to look deeper and to make his travel experiences more intense. His main goal as a photographer is to create the kinds of images which combine a strong sense of story, and convey what it felt like to be with the people he met in the places he visited. He is a Panasonic LUMIX Ambassador, and 2015 Travel Photographer of the Year Winner for the People/Faces category.”
“Michael Runkel is a freelance and commercial travel photographer. He has photographed every country in the world and most of the planet’s provinces. His images have appeared in guidebooks, newspapers, magazines, advertising, and various multimedia globally, including the New York Times, National Geographic Traveller, Conde Nast, Lonely Planet, Rough Guides, Penguin Books and more.”
What are some of your travel essentials? “I always take an extra tiny little Osprey bag with me which unfolds to a small backpack. This is very handy in remote unsafe places where you will receive immediate attention if you show up with a big camera bag. For example, if I go to a market, I would take only one camera and let’s say a 24-70mm lens. This would cover well in the small bag. I’ve used that system for many years, and I’ve never had anything stolen.”
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