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A dream of mine is to one day have my own pull-chain shower outside a home on the sea. Now, and until then, gratefully living the real dream as a photojournalist #onassignment (in Tel Aviv for @natgeo)

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U.S. Marines, from the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, return fire on Taliban positions near the town of Garmser in Helmand Province of Afghanistan in May, 2008. I worked for twenty years as a news photographer covering conflict and the consequences in Africa, Asia and the Middle East including more than a decade in Afghanistan following the attacks on Sept. 11. This weekend I’ll be joining fellow conflict photographers / lifelong friends to discuss our work, its impact, and our profession’s personal toll. Shooting War Symposium | Saturday, June 22, 2019. TIFF Lightbox, 350 King St West, Toronto. 9:00am - 6:30pm. (David Guttenfelder @apnews)

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Flying home from Indonesia today, Manhattan was our first peek of the USA. Always ask for the window seat (and check my Instagram story highlights for more views of the world from above ✈️)

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@Viennadog is perched in the lobby of St. Paul’s Fitzgerald Theater while waiting for its owner/ the venue’s lighting director after a show. Vienna (a rescue dog who dresses in a jean jacket) is one of many reliably memorable things about the 109-year-old Fitzgerald Theater. @thefitzgeraldtheater, Thank you for the great shows, the communities you bring together, and for long-hosting Nat Geo Live events. On stage last night was fellow photographer and friend @amivitale.

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Kristian Matsson, The Tallest Man On Earth, lets loose on stage in St. Paul. @spkmatsson

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Today, the world begins a solemn commemoration of the Rwandan Genocide and the lives of 800,000 ethnic Tutsi and moderate Hutus, slaughtered 25 years ago. I made this picture in 1994. It shows a Rwandan man, reaching under a door in a psychiatric hospital, trying to free himself from solitary confinement where he’d been locked by fellow patients after allegedly stealing from the facility’s limited supply of food. During the killing and chaos of the 100 days of genocide, hospital staff were gone and patients, both ethnic Tutsi and Hutu, were left to care for themselves. Ironically, the hospital was one of the few places remaining where Hutu and Tutsi continued to live side by side. In April 1994, I was working for a community newspaper in small town USA (Iowa) and watched the news of Rwandan killings with horror. Millions more refugees were streaming over the border into neighboring DRC and Tanzania, where 2 years before I had been a foreign exchange student of Swahili. Hoping to contribute something, Cassy and I quit our jobs, packed our bags and moved to Eastern Africa, where I stayed on the continent for the rest of my 20s. It was an overwhelming, humbling start of my work and purpose that continues 25 years on. I join in mourning for Rwanda today, though it is very painful to remember what was committed there and what I witnessed. But I also can’t forget the most spirited, toughest, most resilient, people I’ve ever met in my life.

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Frozen Minneapolis, MN. Winter here can feel like a slow-motion natural disaster. But the weather here also brings people together and makes community in ways I didn’t expect. Loving the Twin Cities.

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A portrait of David Huckfelt, whose beautiful debut solo record, Stranger Angels, was released today. Link in my bio. @david_huckfelt wrote the songs for Stranger Angels while living alone in a remote cabin on Lake Superior’s Isle Royale during an artist-in-residence stay for the National Park Service. This portrait I made of David was superimposed with a photograph he shot through his island cabin window. Inspired by the book Signs Of Your Identity, David asked @dzalcman, who uses multiple exposure photographs in her documentary work, to use our pictures and to build the final image for his new record. David is the founding member of the transcendental folk band The Pines @the_pines. Like me, he’s based in Minneapolis, Minnesota and has small town Iowa roots. Please have a listen to Stranger Angels and see David live the next time his tour comes to your city.

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#NatGeo100Contest. @Natgeo has hit 100 million followers! To mark this moment, they’re having a photo contest for the next 24 hours. To submit, simply post your most Nat Geo-inspired photo on your own feed using the hashtag #NatGeo100Contest. The top 10 photos will be posted on @natgeo and the winner gets a photo trip to Tanzania. Good luck! For me, I’ll mark this milestone by sharing the most “liked” picture I’ve posted to the @natgeo account. Surprisingly, it’s not a picture I made in North Korea, Afghanistan, or another far-flung place I’ve been blessed to travel to and photograph for National Geographic. Instead it’s a quiet scene, photographed with my phone, in the backyard of my big sister’s family farm in rural Iowa.

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For Valentine’s Day, we met Shane Burcaw & Hannah Aylward at their Minnesota home, listened as they read their love letters, and made pictures & video of their daily life together to help tell their inspiring story for @instagram’s feed, stories and IGTV. Please take a moment to watch on @instagram’s IGTV channel and send some love back to @shaneburcaw and @hannahayl, a couple determined to help educate us all and to normalize inter-abled relationships. 🙏🏼 to the team @alinagrosman @hannahcecillle @tylermetcalfe @forrestemmett

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Our friend and colleague Desmond Boylan died suddenly last year while doing what he loved - taking pictures. With his death, his family in Havana has lost its only source of income. Friends and colleagues are trying to raise funds to help in this difficult time. You can read more about Demond's life and career here: https://nyti.ms/2QZaoXl @Please consider donating in his memory. Link in my bio. @enricfmarti @slyon66 @apnews

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The annual Luminary Loppet (Minnesota’s frozen version of Burning Man) winter festival on the ice of Minneapolis’ Lake of the Isles tonight.

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When it’s -28F in Minneapolis, we try to stay warm / we support local music. @abbyjmusic @swirlygig

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Photojournalist Desmond Boylan and his dog Rocky at the dinner table in their Havana, Cuba home. Desmond died suddenly while on assignment yesterday. He was a genuine, big hearted, cigar puffing man and a distinguished news photographer whose pictures were printed on the covers of magazines and front pages of newspapers for decades. I was lucky to work with him in India, Iraq and other far-flung places and major world events. The last time I saw him we shared a 1959 Buick for six days while following Fidel Castro’s funeral cortège across Cuba. I’m sending love to his wife Gloria, son Michael and Rocky.

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A home owner displays “Trump Is A Traitor” with holiday season lights along Lake of the Isles in Minneapolis, in the USA state of Minnesota.

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Tokyo’s Minato-Ku recycling center. @natgeo

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I start every morning with a view from above. On assignment in Tokyo for @natgeo #whpcommunity

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“Nothing without joy”. Families roast bread dough with chestnuts on sticks over a campfire in Tokyo’s Setagaya Park. On assignment for @natgeo #whpcommunity

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At low tide, people surround the gate to Itsukushima Shrine (厳島神社) on Japan’s Miyajima island.

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Red bridge, Red kimono. Ritsurin Garden. Takamatsu, Japan.

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Yayoi Kusama’s Yellow Pumpkin at sundown tonight on Japan’s Naoshima Island.

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To the generous people of Shikoku Island’s beautiful Iyakei.

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Harada Yogetsu is a master calligraphy artist. We met her this morning at author Alex Kerr’s restored early 18th-century Chiiori house, or “House of the Flute” at Tsurui in Japan’s Iya Valley.

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Japan in the Straight of Kii.

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He’s honored and handsomely dressed for the year at Kyoto’s Shimogamo Shrine. Thank you, but this year of the dog has been a painful one.

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Tenryu-ji Temple. Arashiyama. Kyoto, Japan. On assignment for @natgeoexpeditions #natgeoexpeditions

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We gathered in the morning at the edge of the pond surrounding Kinkaku-ji. The gold leaf-covered 金閣寺, Golden Pavilion is a 14-century-built Zen Buddhist temple in Kyoto, Japan. On assignment for @natgeoExpeditions #natgeoexpeditions

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Dressed for the occasion on a quiet walk through sublime Saiho-ji moss gardens in Kyoto, Japan. On assignment for @natgeoExpeditions #natgeoexpeditions

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Visitors tour an enormous, shrine-like underground water tank designed to drain the region’s flood waters and divert rivers into the nearby Edo River, protecting the sprawling Tokyo Metropolitan area. This vast Japanese engineering wonder is called The Metropolitan Area Outer Underground Discharge Channel. On assignment for @natgeo

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Mrs. Kotajima, age 100, Mrs. Uehara, 84, and Mrs. Shimizu, 92 share their elder care home with companion puppy and baby seal robots. On assignment for @natgeo in Tokyo.

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Tokyo trains are mostly packed with men in black. On assignment in the most populated city in the world for @natgeo.

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Looking for green underground. On assignment for @natgeo in #Tokyo, a city of limited space shared by 38 million people.

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Taijun Yajima, the Buddhist priest at Tokyo’s Koukokuji temple, prays while surrounded by more than 2,000 LED-lit Buddha statues placed before the ashes contained behind the walls of this techno-cemetery. Japan’s declining birth rates, limited space in cities, and very high prices for cemetery spots have changed the way that some now choose to be buried and remembered. On assignment in Tokyo for @natgeo.

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A humanoid robot from Japan’s Man-Machine Synergy Effectors, Inc. On assignment for @natgeo in #Tokyo

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On a small patch of land under a highway overpass in western Tokyo, Katsuo Takeuchi threshes his family’s rice. On assignment for @natgeo in #tokyo.

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Takashimadaira. On assignment for @natgeo in #Tokyo.

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On assignment for @natgeo in #Tokyo.

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Everything must go

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A fan is positioned to blow cool air towards a photograph of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at a communal farm near Pyongyang. To see inside North Korea during this rapidly changing time, and for my first trip in nearly a year, I traveled to North Korea on assignment for @npr. “We sought to both document these events and look beyond them for a glimpse at normal life for North Koreans. In those moments, and in between them, we saw a changing North Korea that was at turns impressive, surreal, beautiful, melancholy and human” For more pictures and audio recordings please take a look at the npr.org link in my bio.

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North Korean bicycle commuters along the Taedong River in Pyongyang. To see inside North Korea during this rapidly changing time, and for my first trip in nearly a year, I traveled to North Korea on assignment for @npr. “We sought to both document these events and look beyond them for a glimpse at normal life for North Koreans. In those moments, and in between them, we saw a changing North Korea that was at turns impressive, surreal, beautiful, melancholy and human” For more pictures and audio recordings please take a look at the npr.org link in my bio.

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The interior of a Pothong riverside hotel bar in Pyongyang, North Korea. To see inside North Korea during this rapidly changing time, and for my first trip in nearly a year, I traveled to North Korea on assignment for @npr. “We sought to both document these events and look beyond them for a glimpse at normal life for North Koreans. In those moments, and in between them, we saw a changing North Korea that was at turns impressive, surreal, beautiful, melancholy and human” For more pictures + an essay and audio recordings by NPR’s @becsully, please take a look at the npr.org link in my bio.

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North Korean government appointed guides stand on a patch of astroturf in the parking lot outside a teacher’s college in Pyongyang during a press tour of the facility. To see inside North Korea during this rapidly changing time, and for my first trip in nearly a year, I traveled to North Korea on assignment for @npr. “We sought to both document these events and look beyond them for a glimpse at normal life for North Koreans. In those moments, and in between them, we saw a changing North Korea that was at turns impressive, surreal, beautiful, melancholy and human” For more pictures + an essay and audio recordings by NPR’s @becsully, please take a look at the npr.org link in my bio.

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We started the climb of Japan’s Mt. Fuji this afternoon. Now we’ll sleep until the 2am wake up call and finish the mass pilgrimage to the top to watch the sunrise. Hundreds of thousands of people climb this 12,388-foot mountain annually. Respectful of nature, and respectful of one another, the Japanese make it a sacred and shared ascent of Mt. Fuji. #onassignment for @natgeotravel

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A lion’s paw print in the dirt in Tanzania’s Ngorongoro crater. I spent the past ten days in Tanzania, a country I love and lived as an exchange student of Swahili language a long time ago. I couldn’t have imagined then that I’d go ever go back to Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro, Arusha, Moshi, and the vast Serengeti #onassignment for @natgeoExpeditions #natgeoexpeditions. For some bts, please take a look at my Instagram story posts and IGTV posts this week.

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The skull of a buffalo lies on the edge of a lake made home by flamingoes in Tanzania’s southern Serengeti. I spent the past ten days in Tanzania, a country I love and lived as a student studying Swahili language a long time ago. This time, I returned to meet old friends, and to revisit Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro, Arusha, Moshi, and the vast Serengeti. For BTS #onassignment for @natgeoExpeditions #natgeoexpeditions please take a look at my upcoming IGTV and Instagram story posts this week.

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A dozen lions walk together on a winding dirt road through Tanzania’s Ngorongoro crater. For BTS videos and pictures, please take a look at my upcoming IGTV and Instagram story posts. #onassignment for @natgeoexpeditions #natgeoexpeditions

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The sun sets on Tanzania’s Serengeti. I spent the past ten days in Tanzania where I lived as a student studying Swahili language a long time ago. This time, I returned to meet old friends, and to revisit Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro, Arusha, Moshi, and the vast Serengeti. For BTS videos and pictures, please take a look at my upcoming IGTV and Instagram story posts this week. #onassignment for @natgeoexpeditions #natgeoexpeditions

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A caracal rests in golden grass inside Tanzania’s Ngorongoro crater. I spent the past ten days in Tanzania, a country I love and lived as a student studying Swahili language a long time ago. This time, I returned to meet old friends, and to revisit Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro, Arusha, Moshi, and the vast Serengeti. For BTS #onassignment for @natgeoExpeditions #natgeoexpeditions please take a look at my upcoming IGTV and Instagram story posts this week.

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A choir sings for the end of summer.

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Outtake from the Route 66 road trip I'm on with The National Trust For Historic Preservation @savingplaces and @statefarm for @natgeo. From Chicago to LA, Route 66 is 2,278 miles long connecting eight states. But for us, back and forth for the past month and more (including this pretty, silent stretch near Valentine, Arizona) I’ve driven over 5,600 miles. This is the first of our Route 66 road trips. Follow along at natgeo.com/route-66