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16040 Submissions
Curator: Matt Adams
Assistant Photo Editor

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Best of the World

3867 Submissions
Curators: Margaret Zackowitz, Leigh Borghesani, Carol Enquist

Previous Assignments


From Above

This assignment ran from Aug 1 - Aug 22, 2015
Curator: Marie McGrory
Assistant Photo Editor


World Without Energy

This assignment ran from Jul 27 - Aug 17, 2015
Curator: Monica C. Corcoran
Director, Your Shot


The Pool

This assignment ran from Jul 13 - Aug 3, 2015
Curator: Sherry L. Brukbacher
National Geographic Photo Editor


What's in a Frame?

This assignment ran from Jun 22 - Jul 13, 2015
Curator: Stephen Alvarez
National Geographic Photographer


Mother and Child

This assignment ran from Jun 10 - Jul 1, 2015
Curator: Stephanie Sinclair
National Geographic Photographer

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