Photo by @mattmoyerphoto -- this is me traveling with my new favorite travel partner in upstate NY and excited to be judging the latest @ThePhotoSocietyContest sponsored by @PayPal. The contest ends tonight at 11:59pm EST so be sure to get your entries in now!. Rules:
Post a photo/video that represents your favorite, funniest, or craziest travel moment with a friend and tag #PPTrustedTravelCompanion and, at the beginning of your caption, #Contest. Submit as many entries as you like between Tuesday, August 1st and 11:59pm EST on Saturday, August 5th, but each photo/video submitted must be unique. Include a brief caption telling us about your favorite travel buddy, why you like to explore together, and where you’d like to go next! Stay tuned for a winner to be announced on or around Monday 8/7 here on PassionPassport.com NOTE: Entries must be posted (i.e. you cannot simply ‘tag’ an older photo/video) from a public account during the challenge period. Those posted from private accounts and/or posted outside of the challenge period will NOT be eligible for the contest.
The moon sets behind desert oak trees growing in the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in the Northern Territory of Australia. This image was published as part of the “First Australians” story featured in the June 2013 National Geographic magazine.
Purchase signed prints of this image for $100 from April 17th - April 22nd in honor of Earth Day. Click on the link in my profile to see all the signed prints featured in @natgeocreative’s Flash Sale. #earthday #conservation #australia #nationalparks #landscape
The Penitent Thief takes a rest after performing the Via Crucis / Stations of the Cross on Good Friday in Santa Maria in Juarez, Mexico. We’ve brought National Geographic’s PhotoCamp to Juárez, México this week to teach local youth photography and give them an opportunity and outlet to tell their own stories. Follow the students work on @ngphotocamp and through #photocampjuarez where we’ll be sharing the students’ photos, as well as some behind the scenes moments. So excited to be working with @dominicbracco@meghandhaliwal@saramancophoto@tyronefoto@mictlanita
STRONG WOMEN :: For the next 3 weeks @whitneycatherinejohnson and I will be curating an assignment for the @natgeoyourshot on Strong Women in honor of the story we just produced on widowhood in the February 2017 issue of National Geographic magazine. For more information go to the link on my IG Profile. Please share and submit!! UGANDA: This is Betty Nanozi who has been fighting for her land for over a decade simply because her husband died. Many widows in Uganda are marginalized and threatened. They can be forced out of their homes, robbed of everything they own, made to marry a brother-in-law, physically attacked or harmed—even their children can be taken away from them. A grant from the @pulitzercenter helped fund this project. Visit @ijm / International Justice Misison to Learn more about the issue of widows in Uganda and how you can help.
Uganda - Christine Namatovu and her son Andrew in the house her in-laws tried to sieze after her husband died. The relatives also tried to take Andrew and her two other children from her. Namatovu, with the help of lawyers from @ijm (International Justice Mission) fought back in court and won. Pushing widows off their property is common in this region. Organizations like IJM are helping women to work with existing laws that protect them. Learn more about widowhood in India, Uganda and Bosnia in the current, February 2017 issue of National Geographic magazine. The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting (@pulitzercenter) helped support the reporting for this story. @thephotosociety@natgeocreative
West Bengal, India: This is Dhakti Dashi, a Bangladeshi widow who has lived in the back of an ashram for over a quarter century. Widowhood in some parts of the world marks a “social death” and a woman is expected to live in mourning for the remainder of her life - but these expectations are fading and laws are starting to be enforced to protect and empower women. Learn more about the issues surrounding widows in India, Uganda and Bosnia in the February edition of @natgeo magazine. The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting (@pulitzercenter) helped support the reporting for this story. @thephotosociety@natgeocreative@cyngorney
Mukono District, Uganda:: this is Betty Nanozi with her kids and grandchildren. Betty has been fighting for her land for over a decade simply because her husband died. Many widows in Uganda are marginalized and threatened. They can be forced out of their homes, robbed of everything they own, made to marry a brother-in-law, physically attacked or harmed—even their children can be taken away from them. Learn about Betty’s story and the issues around widowhood in Uganda in a 10 minute doc video I worked on with @kl_carlson (follow the link on my IG profile to see the video). A grant from the @pulitzercenter helped fund this video. Visit @ijm / International Justice Misison to Learn more about the issue of widows in Uganda and how you can help. Check out the Feb 2017 issue of @natgeo to learn more about widowhood in India, Uganda and Bosnia in a story I collaborated on with writer @cyngorney and edited by @whitneycatherinejohnson.
February, 2017 issue of National Geographic magazine - Thinking about all the amazing women I met while working on this story about widowhood with the incredibly sensitive, insightful and diligent writer @cyngorney - more news about this story to come. #womensrightsarehumanrights
This post is in honor of all the brave and beautiful refugee children I have met and worked with both abroad and at home. I am committed to work against the voices of hate and intolerance - I won’t forget you.
This is Anwar Al Sayed, a Syrian refugee who escaped to Jordan “I never thought that I would live in a tent, but that’s alright. I never thought that I would not hear my English teacher again, who I love so much in Syria, but that’s alright. I never thought I would not breathe the smells of Syrian fields in summer night, but that’s alright. But to whom it may concern, please…stop war and let me go back to my past life.”
Magical Maine woods where my dear, beautiful friend @oryxworx had her wedding yesterday. Congratulations Toni - Love you to the moon!!