She was kind and shy. I met Kum a few years ago draped by redness in her home of near silence in rural Cambodia. Returning to this photograph this evening, reminded of our time speaking gently, drinking tea. Today I could feel the warmth in that ruby red room, although the hue was different...pale green in the garden at the gallery drinking coffee this afternoon photographing a friend, Mary, in similar profile. Remembering Kum.
August 2-6 in Tbilisi ~ Dear Friends from Iran, also friends in Armenia, Russia, Georgia and Turkey...I have been asked to teach a workshop on visual storytelling through social media, how we create and publish narrative stories using Instagram Stories with photography, film and narration. Join me in Tbilisi, Georgia, August 2-6, for this 5-day gathering organized by the @gozaarartgallery in Tehran, all through the kind support of owner/curator @ali_shirjian. This event is open to Iranian photographers, helping them to tell their own stories. Ali is also offering this workshop to photographers from neighboring countries around Georgia...while I can say, "thank you", in Farsi, Russian, Armenian, Georgian and Turkish, this workshop will be expressed in English :)
Visit the link in my bio to register. Only 20 spaces available. All my best, John
Just Announced ~ In recent weeks while working on assignment for @natgeo here in Armenia and during past assignments throughout the region, @anushbabajanyan and I have been experimenting and exploring the limitless possibilities of singular and dual-narrative visual storytelling through Snapchat and now, Instagram Stories. On the final evening of my present visit to Armenia, and because such tremendous interest from countless kind messages we have received, Anush and I are inspired to host a Q&A event on social media, photography and the creation process of Instagram Stories while working on National Geographic assignments, TOMORROW NIGHT, (Tuesday, June 13) beginning 1900 until we collapse in joy at @ilikcraftscafe in #Yerevan, #Armenia.
For those of you in Armenia, here is the address to Ilik Cafe: Mashtots 25, Tel: +374.91.408996 or +374.477.991.779 or +374.93.524.043
Register ASAP from the link in my IG Bio. Limited seating available. A kind 5000AMD entrance fee is asked with ALL proceeds going to support ilik, the most enchanting cafe in Armenia. Maybe even the world. Peace, Love and Hugs to All. See you tomorrow night!
We always fall into the theater of beauty. The bizarre. In the least expecting giving places, a bedroom in Shushi, Nagorno-Karabakh.
Kind reminder...tonight in Yerevan at 6pm I will be offering an evening of portfolio reviews and career building in partnership with @4.plus. All proceeds for this beautiful event go to support the mission and purpose of 4Plus. Please visit my Instagram bio for complete details and call 077203536 to confirm.
For everyone in Yerevan, I will be hosting a portfolio review in collaboration with @4.Plus sharing career building and insight in social media beginning 6pm this Friday, June 9, in Yerevan. The fee for this unique opportunity is 10,000 AMD for professionals, 5,000 AMD for students, with all proceeds going to support the mission of 4Plus. Please call 077203536 to confirm that you are coming. Address: Koryun 13/4. Visit the Facebook link in my Instagram Bio for further details on this very special event. Look forward to seeing you at @4.Plus tomorrow evening! All my best, @JohnStanmeyer
Pleased to be offering this photograph from Kabul, Afghanistan, taken while I was on assignment for @time magazine in November 2001, the day after the Taliban fled capital. This unique print sale is part of the @VIIphoto agency iconic images print sale celebrating 15 years of VII. Visit the link in my bio to order this very affordable photograph, along with other historic photographs from VII photographers. #kabul#afghanistan#printsale#iconicphotographs#photography
Story Half Told, my latest project in metastatic breast cancer ~ Some moments can be pensive for both Michael Kovarik, right, and Tim Watkins, left, taking on the daily struggle of living with metastatic breast cancer. On a gentle winter’s afternoon, Michael and his partner, Tim, took some quiet time to reflect at a restaurant in Cambridge, New York, one of the rare moments I ever saw Michael turn inward, a reflection of the weighted issues when coping with stage 4 male breast cancer. To see more of Michael’s incredible journey, follow @storyhalftold#storyhalftold#MetastaticBC#malebreastcancer#breastcancer#kindness, and be inspired, as I was, through positive energy and love. All my best, @johnstanmeyer
Story Half Told, my latest project on male breast cancer ~ Living with metastatic breast cancer, Michael Kovarik had a nipple tattoo put on his chest, reminding him he is no different than anyone else, coping and surviving with stage 4 breast cancer. Each day spent with Michael, I became so empowered, inspired by his strength and kindness. Please follow Michael’s journey at @storyhalftold#storyhalftold#MetastaticBC and become equally enlightened to how positive energy and love, nurturing all of us. All my best, @johnstanmeyer
There are some moments we never forget. This day in a village along the flanks of the active volcano, Mount Agung, was one such moments. Painful, poetic. Spiritual and at times, heart wrenching, I was left deeply effected by this ceremony. Layers of fear we harbor within the mind, brought forward when witnessing the intensity a life before us.
Caption ~ Men of the Bali Aga or who are considered the original inhabitants of Bali, parade through their village a sacred cow prior to the Usaba Kawulu Ceremony for the ritual know as the Pecaruan Tabuh Rah Banteng (or sacrificing a sacred bull) in Asak Kangin village located near Mount Agung on the island of Bali, Indonesia. The ceremony, held once a year, is dedicated to Ida Betara ring Puseh Nyoman (the spiritual god which resides in Puseh Nyoman temple). Using axes, the bull will chased by nearly 100 men and sacrificed, its blood poured all across the village while attempting to run from the sharp blades, a sacred event believed to receive a blessing of prosperity and ward evil for the community that resides next to Gunung Agung, the most spiritual volcano in Bali.
From the archive, Volcano Gods story for National Geographic.
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