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  • Community photographers and National Geographic discuss the submissions

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While on a Walk...

10513 Submissions
Curator: David Y. Lee
Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot

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Pop of Color

4602 Submissions
Curator: Kristen McNicholas
Associate Photo Editor, Nat Geo Your Shot

Previous Assignments


Underwater Beauty

This assignment ran from Mar 28 - Apr 18, 2018
Curator: Michaela Skovranova
Photographer & Filmmaker


Inspiring Experiences

This assignment ran from Mar 19 - Apr 9, 2018
Curators: David Y. Lee, Jenn Poggi


Visualizing Your Identity

This assignment ran from Mar 12 - Apr 2, 2018
Curator: Kholood Eid
Documentary Photographer


The Tale of Two Wolves

This assignment ran from Feb 26 - Mar 19, 2018
Curator: Asher Jay
National Geographic Explorer and Creative Conservationist


Exploring Community

This assignment ran from Feb 20 - Mar 13, 2018
Curator: Scott Strazzante
San Francisco Chronicle Staff Photographer

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