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Tree of Life

11916 Submissions
Curator: Erika Larsen
National Geographic Photographer

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Daily Life

2580 Submissions
Curator: Deanne Fitzmaurice
Documentary Photographer

Previous Assignments


Create It

This assignment ran from Mar 15 - Apr 5, 2015
Curator: Jeanne M Modderman
Photography Producer


Transitions: As The World Turns

This assignment ran from Feb 23 - Mar 15, 2015
Curator: Jim Richardson
National Geographic Photographer


Street Photography

This assignment ran from Feb 4 - Feb 25, 2015
Curator: Benjamin Lowy



This assignment ran from Feb 2 - Feb 23, 2015
Curator: Monica C. Corcoran
Director, Your Shot


Faceless Portrait

This assignment ran from Jan 12 - Feb 2, 2015
Curator: Marie McGrory
Assistant Photo Editor

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