how photography connects us...

TED (Technology, Entertainment, & Design) Talks offer online videos on a variety of topics.
The photo director for National Geographic, David Griffin knows the power of photography to connect us to our world. In a talk filled with glorious images, he talks about how we all use photos to tell our stories.

" I believe that photography can make a real connection to people, and can be employed as a positive agent for understanding the challenges and opportunities facing our world today."

"Photography can also compel us to confront issues that are potentially distressing and controversial."~David Griffin

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  1. Finish Griffinn's thought: " be a great photojournalist, you have to have more than just one or two great photographs in you. You've got to be able to make them all the time. But even more importantly, you need to know how to create a visual narrative. You need to know how to... ?
  2. Photographer Nick Nichols went to document a very small and relatively unknown wildlife sanctuary in Chad, called Zakouma. He started taking pictures of a variety of animals. But which animal did he document the tragic illegal poaching of?
  3. Please copy-and-paste the following questions into an email to me (with your answers) after you watch the video.
  4. What global human issue did Richard Wurman try to expose by focusing on just one neighborhood in India?
  5. What environmental issue did Brian Skerry and Randy Olson shoot photos of?
  6. What subject did James Nachtwey shoot, for which he was honored by TED?
  7. What continent did Photographer Paul Nicklin travel to? What kinds of animals did he shoot?
  8. In your own words, what do you think you learned about photography from this video?