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Assignments & Stories

  • Everyone’s welcome to contribute their best shot to open assignments

  • Community photographers and National Geographic discuss the submissions

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

Assignment 2 weeks left to submit

Saving Our Oceans

1635 Submissions
Curators: Brian Skerry, Kathy Moran

Assignment 3 weeks left to submit

Strong Women

1191 Submissions
Curators: Amy Toensing, Whitney Johnson

Assignment 3 weeks left to submit

Family Adventure

44 Submissions
Curator: Andy Mann
Adventure Photographer and Filmmaker

Previous Assignments



This assignment ran from Feb 6 - Feb 27, 2017
Curator: David Y. Lee
Associate Photo Editor, Your Shot


Empathy Gap

This assignment ran from Jan 16 - Feb 6, 2017
Curator: Daniella Zalcman
Documentary Photographer



This assignment ran from Jan 30 - Jan 30, 2017
Curator: Monica C. Corcoran
Director, Your Shot



This assignment ran from Jan 3 - Jan 24, 2017
Curator: Ben Folds
Musician & Photographer



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

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