Assignments & Stories

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  • Community photographers and National Geographic discuss the submissions

  • National Geographic assembles the top photos from an assignment into a story

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6624 Submissions
Curator: Ben Folds
Musician & Photographer

Assignment 2 weeks left to submit

Empathy Gap

524 Submissions
Curator: Daniella Zalcman
Documentary Photographer

Previous Assignments



This assignment ran from Dec 8 - Dec 29, 2016
Curator: Prasenjeet Yadav
Photographer & National Geographic Explorer


Tastes Like Home

This assignment ran from Nov 23 - Dec 27, 2016
Curators: Becky Hale, April Fulton


Photo of the Day

This assignment ran from Nov 14 - Dec 1, 2016
Curator: Jeanne M Modderman
National Geographic Photo Producer


Make Mars Home

This assignment ran from Oct 24 - Nov 14, 2016
Curator: Monica C. Corcoran
Director, Your Shot


Strange Terrains

This assignment ran from Oct 3 - Oct 24, 2016
Curator: Renan Ozturk
National Geographic Photographer

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