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One of my favorite Anja images. Was great to think about her this wkd with old friends. In the wake of the Portland stabbings, it's reassuring that some people will always stand up. The folks in Oregon did that. Anja did it every day. @niemanfoundation#journalism#photojournalism
In this Nov. 15, 2012 photo, a young girl reaches out to greet a Pakistani policeman securing the road outside Kainat Riaz's home in Mingora, Swat Valley, Pakistan. Security stepped up after Kainat was wounded by the same Taliban gunman who shot Malala Yousufzai and 13-year-old Shazia Ramazan on Oct. 8, 2012, on their way home from school. Malala was shot for her outspoken insistence on girls' education. #APPhoto by Anja Niedringhaus
Two years ago, Anja Niedringhaus, an internationally acclaimed German photographer who worked for The Associated Press, was killed when an Afghan policeman opened fire while she and AP correspondent Kathy Gannon were sitting in their car in eastern Afghanistan. We remember Anja by sharing some of her work.
Niedringhaus joined the AP in 2002, and while based in Geneva worked throughout the Middle East as well as Afghanistan and Pakistan. She was part of the AP team, the only woman, that won the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Photography for coverage of Iraq, among many journalistic awards and honors for her work. In 2006-07, she studied at Harvard University under a Nieman Fellowship.
Niedringhaus has long been recognized for her expertise in gaining a subject's trust and photographing them with a style that is immediately recognizable. Her attention to detail, composition and light come together to not only tell insightful stories but also to create works of art.
There was swearing. At rocks and twigs and mud and fallen trees and stupid, stupid gopher holes and my ailing hamstring and the *%£$-ing hills and blind corners and slick moss. First trail race of season (12k w/ 1,700 ft of elevation gain for me; half-marathon and 2,300 ft of up for @pcat and @victorbalta ) brought out sun and creative profanity. Now we eat. #trails#running#againbutwithmoretraining
"Things that stand for sports." #tbt to that time last year when my daughter drew figures representing her favorite athletic pursuits. Not bad for a 7 year old. She since has moved on to drawing #sports mascots. #sportsart#kidart#drawing#Seattle
Seattle's brief bit of sun on Friday and--for a few hours, following a mostly wet afternoon--Saturday evening is long gone. Real #Seattle spring is back. Today marks either day 142 or 143 of precipitation since Oct 1. You know, in case anyone's counting.
Seattle has had 140 days of precipitation since Oct 1. Today was spectacular, so snuck in a quick hike this eve w/buddy @chrisasolomon near the #Cascade foothills. Because the forecast calls for more rain "for the foreseeable future." Gulp. Fun while it lasted.
Get signed prints from @natgeo photogs for $100 today. See link in @ladzinski profile. #Repost@ladzinski
Signed prints from @natgeocreative photographers are on sale now. Visit the link in my profile to see the full collection of images in honor of Earth Day. Sale ends on April 22nd.
Another stellar @jtkerby pic from our story about these incredible monkeys. It's in April issue of @natgeo. Still on news stands today!
Photo by @jtkerby | The gelada monkey herd walks back towards their sleeping cliffs on a foggy afternoon. They're agitated by the weather - it's hard to know if predators are lurking nearby in the fog - so they pack densely together. Moments after I took this photo, one monkey let out an alarm call and the herd began sprinting en masse back to the safety of the cliffs. Herds in this species of grass eating primates can reach over 1,000 individuals. Shot in the #Ethiopian Highlands alongside fellow photographer @tbfrost and writer @craigwelch for #NatGeo. #Guassa#Ethiopia#Guassa#Monkeys
Still life with egg (and daughter). Happy Easter, everyone.
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Our exit from Antarctica - another, wetter view. Five of the longest days of my life. But one of the many things upon which @paulnicklen and I agree: Misery makes great copy. We're thinking of lobbying to make it the official @natgeo creed. In the meantime: go see his new gallery opening in NYC. Plenty more amazing images there.
The joy of crossing the Drake Passage from Antarctica to the Falkland Islands. 700 nautical miles of 40 knot winds and some big seas equaled some churned up stomachs. But, rarely do perfectly calm conditions make for good stories and it is all about story-telling. Excited to share stories at the opening of my gallery in New York on April 22nd. 347 West Broadway. Hope to see you there!!! #fineart#naturephotography#hanshansson#thelittleshipthatcould
First glimpse of new/used toy. A buddy picked up this fantastic 12-year-old Scadden from a fellow fly fisherman. Asked why he was ditching such a beauty, the seller offered the only answer that made sense: "Why does any angler sell a boat? To make room for a bigger boat." Reminded me of an ad I ripped from a magazine some 15 years ago and still have floating around. It showed a solitary figure fishing on a snowy mountain stream. The caption: "There are 3,652,255 miles of river in the United States, which means eventually you will get fired."
W/ @a_nickelz@chrisasolomon #river#fishing#flyfishing#trout#cutthroat#stream#dryfly#Northcascades
Joshua Tree National Park. Wish we didn't have to disappear, but grateful we had a chance to get reacquainted. And very glad my child enjoyed it as much as I. We'll be back.
It's been way too long since I've played on these rocks. So good to see you again, Joshua Tree. And this time I got to watch my eight year old discover scrambling and bouldering, which, it turns out, she loves. May finally be time to pony up for that midget harness.
The dying of the #superbloom. On the edge of the Mohave in Joshua Tree National Park, California's crazy moist winter -- after half a decade of drought -- has produced stunning spring flowers. Caught the tail end of this amazing burst of desert colors today. Fantastic.