Assignments & Stories

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The Walk

11705 Submissions
Curator: Monica Clare Corcoran
Managing Editor, Your Shot

Assignment 4 weeks left to submit

First Light

2847 Submissions
Curator: Kurt Mutchler
Senior Photo Editor, National Geographic Magazine

Previous Assignments


The Story of Hunger and Hope

This assignment ran from Nov 6 - Nov 30, 2014
Curator: Annie Griffiths
National Geographic Photographer



This assignment ran from Oct 27 - Nov 17, 2014
Curator: Anand Varma
National Geographic Photographer


World Next Door

This assignment ran from Oct 7 - Oct 28, 2014
Curator: Aaron and Hawkeye Huey
National Geographic Photographer & Son


Unexpected Discoveries

This assignment ran from Sep 22 - Oct 13, 2014
Curator: Randy Olson
National Geographic Photographer


Sense of Place

This assignment ran from Sep 1 - Sep 22, 2014
Curator: Daniel Westergren
Director of Photography, National Geographic Travel

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