John Stanmeyer is an award winning photojournalist, Emmy nominated filmmaker and educator, dedicated to social, humanitarian and political issues that define our times. For more than a decade, Stanmeyer has worked nearly exclusively with National Geographic magazine, producing over 17 stories, resulting in more than 11 covers. Between 1998 and 2008, he was a contract photographer for Time magazine. His years with Time resulted in 18 covers. In 2001, Stanmeyer co-founded with six of the world’s leading photojournalists the VII Photo agency. Stanmeyer is an Emeritus member of VII and also is represented by Nat Geo Creative agency. He is the recipient of numerous honors, including the prestigious Robert Capa award, POYi Magazine Photographer of the Year and the World Press Photo of the Year in 2014. (Photo shot in Kabul, Afghanistan 2005. Photo sponsors: Doug and Beth Searcy.)


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