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Everyday Moments

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Published Oct 9, 2018 | View the Assignment | Features Photos From 24 Contributors

    24 photos selected by

    David Lee
    Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot

    Often when I go into my local park to photograph the deer I catch a bird either pinching the fur ...

    #nature #bird #sunrise #deer

    I want to thank everyone for showing my "Everyday Moments" assignment so much love and support. I was astonished by the 16,000 submissions and more than 3,000 discussion board posts. Over the past few weeks my everyday moments have been precious time spent engaging with this talented community of photographers. I wrote in one of my Editor's Updates that every image is like a stitch in a tapestry, and each stitch tells its own story. And when all the stitches are put together, we would have a beautiful tapestry that tells the story of our global community. You have helped me create the most exquisite tapestry that will give future generations a glimpse into how we lived our everyday moments all around the world.

    the night is gone, the sun is beautiful in the sky... is time to start a new day, full of advent...

    #cat #child #light #home #sleeeping

    Editor's Note

    I love Your Shot photographer John Paul Sparrow's reaction: "Congratulations for this composition. I find the light particularly excellent. I'm also happy to see your work and you get a bit of stre... More

    David Lee
    Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot

    The dawn of the 22 of August, without red color nor espectatular clouds, a normal dawn with the s...

    #sun #nature #landscape #people #travel #emili #dearfuturegenerations

    Editor's Note

    I love Your Shot photographer Carol Worrell's comment: "Such a feeling of tranquility in a beautiful location. I could sit there for hours. Love the sun rays and the composition."

    David Lee
    Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot

    www.albertomateo.com [Web Site]- www.TheLastFootprint.com [Blog] - Waking up early in the morning...

    #travel #smoke #tea #chai #traveller #albertomateo

    Editor's Note

    I love Your Shot photographer James Lane's comment: "I love your eye; how you see things. You often seem to be looking through something to the scene beyond which I find intriguing. This shot is a... More

    David Lee
    Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot

    Gangtok the capitol of Sikkim. Two years ago I went for seeing the beauty of hills & natures. One...

    #lifebegins #motherofuniverse #inventionoffire

    Editor's Note

    I love Your Shot photographer Shannon Hunt's comment: "This image is so rich in colors and content Amar. It unfolds such a lovely story of life in Gangtok. Every part of the frame gives me beautifu... More

    David Lee
    Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot

    Standing strong as a witness of time that has gone by, the bystander and the bridge share a commo...

    #bridge #landscape #street #lonely #blackandwhite #alone #longexposure #foggy #peacful_morning

    Editor's Note

    I love Your Shot photographer Rose Ungvari's comment: "When looking at this image, I feel a sense of time, ever so slow, passing by... there is a rich calmness settling in with the thick fog hoveri... More

    David Lee
    Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot

    Everyday, more people visit the Livraria Lello Bookstore since its humble beginnings over 140 yea...

    #architecture #portugal #travel #porto #history #books #bookstore #livrarialello

    Editor's Note

    I love Your Shot photographer Rose Ungvari's comment: This is truly a stunning image Michael! I really love that there is movement throughout your entire frame. My eyes are traveling up and down an... More

    David Lee
    Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot

    Please, stop the time and let our kids enjoy their childhood.

    #school #kids #balloons #happiness

    Editor's Note

    I love Your Shot photographer Shannon Hunt's comment: "Back to school — the moment parents look forward to after a long summer, but they also will miss the precious time spent together [with their ... More

    David Lee
    Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot

    I’d be lying if I said I didn’t have days where I felt like a prisoner inside my own house as a s...

    #boys #brothers #motherhood #selfpotrait #iloveyou #boymom

    Editor's Note

    This portrait is beautiful. The story is heartfelt, very poetic, and conveys both sides of a mother's life, the love and the challenges. The lighting, moment, the story it tells, the character in ... More

    Maggie Steber
    National Geographic Photographer

    A boy sits on the burning landfill while waiting for his parents who are collecting anything from...

    #sunset #lights #kid #burning #dump_life #smoke_and_clouds #dramatic_clouds_sunset

    Editor's Note

    I love Your Shot photographer Shannon Hunt's comment: "Rene you have captured an immensely powerful image that made me heart skip a beat. The little boy who sits alone surrounded by smoke with an e... More

    David Lee
    Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot

    Kolkata, India

    Editor's Note

    I love Your Shot photographer Sukanya De's comment: "The angle of capture makes the shot… I love the low level of the ramp POV, highlighting those busy bare feet and creating a most thoughtful lay... More

    David Lee
    Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot

    The female workers are dumping salt ashore and drying. Let the sea water flowed in the fields at ...

    #vietnam #woman #salt #sunrise #saltburden #ninhhoa

    Editor's Note

    I agree with Your Shot photographer Debashis Dey who commented, "Well captured reflection and poise — a great composition and story to go with it. The light and the background blends well with the ... More

    David Lee
    Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot

    Morning time at traditional Hang Phan market located in District 4, HCMC. Most of outdoor market ...

    #people #colors #pattern #vegetable #umbrellas #saigon #traditional_market

    Editor's Note

    Awesome framing here, Thien! I love the way the colors of the fruits and vegetables peeking through the umbrella bring this whole frame to life. I love that you waited for the vender to reach her a... More

    Kristen McNicholas
    Associate Photo Editor, Nat Geo Your Shot

    The illusion of fancy titles and the grim life a office worker is fooled into.

    Editor's Note

    I love Your Shot photographer Shannon Hunt's comment: "I love the simplicity of this image and that there is a deeper meaning. At first, I thought how lonely this man must be sitting there in such ... More

    David Lee
    Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot

    A daughter is someone you laugh with, dream with, and love with all your heart. Akanksha is a tat...

    #portraits #environmentalportrait #everydaymoments #everydaymomentsassignment

    Editor's Note

    I love Your Shot photographer John LaGuardia's comment: "This is a great image for [the Everyday Moments] assignment and definitely tells a story. I absolutely love this moment that you captured. ... More

    David Lee
    Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot

    This winter, my son was 2 year, old enough to join me for a first time. To find the perfect Chris...

    #tree #love #christmas #son #parents

    Editor's Note

    I love Your Shot photographer Shannon Hunt's comment: "This is a perfect image of your family tradition Peter! Cutting down your Christmas tree with your son for the first time must have been a ver... More

    David Lee
    Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot

    My wife's mother suffered a stroke a few weeks back, is in an elderly rehab center to regain her ...

    #elderly #moments #care #alzheimers_disease #everyday_moments #mother_daugther

    Editor's Note

    Michael, I want to thank you for sharing such an painfully intimate moment with us. I agree with Shannon Hunt who wrote, "Alzheimer's is a terrible disease! I can't imagine losing all memories of m... More

    Kristen McNicholas
    Associate Photo Editor, Nat Geo Your Shot

    Nap in a virtual meadow. Waiting for the kiss... Photo taken during an exhibition using virtual ...

    #emmanueldomps

    Editor's Note

    I love Your Shot photographer Shannon Hunt's comment: "I am always in awe of what we can do with new technology. Virtual reality now allows us to go anywhere on the planet and experience things we ... More

    David Lee
    Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot

    motorbikes on the street of Ho Chi Minh city Viet Nam at rush hour after work, lightly raining ma...

    #vietnam #color #longexposure #motorbikes #hochiminh #rushhour #afterwork #afterrain

    Editor's Note

    I love the energy in this moment — I love the use of long exposure to capture the motion of commuters during rush hour, especially when I find the still street vendor waiting for the next customer... More

    David Lee
    Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot

    A child screamed behind me when I was entering in a dangerous village of Masagua Escuintla in Gua...

    #guatemala #overlight #every_day_moments

    Editor's Note

    I agree with Your Shot photographer Shannon Hunt who commented, "I love the energy of this image Denis! The light coming down on the children who are trying to get your attention is fantastic. At f... More

    David Lee
    Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot

    In Alaska, our state fair is the turning point of seasonal change. I took two photos- five second...

    #summer #nikon #alaska #childhood #nightphotography #bluehour #sigma35art #father__daughter

    Editor's Note

    I love Your Shot photographer Birgith Norelli's comment: "What more could you wish for? A father with his child, fries, fire works just in the perfect position, beautiful light, beautiful colors...... More

    David Lee
    Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot

    The feet I usually crop out, but they tell a story of our life.

    #perspective #documentary #indoors

    Editor's Note

    I love Your Shot photographer Shannon Hunt's comment: "This is such a wonderful image that show us a part of your daily routine with your children. Bath time is challenging enough with children so ... More

    David Lee
    Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot

    This is a story about power of father's love which turns ordinary men into heroes, adventures and...

    #child #children #portrait #sisters #kids #love #camp #together #dad #hero #fatherhood #books #heroes

    Editor's Note

    I agree with Your Shot photographer Anne Oehlen who commented, "This is so charming and brings back all the good childhood memories!" I love how intimate this moment feels. I feel the love between ... More

    David Lee
    Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot

    Me & my wife made a rule that we will not use the cellphone for half an hour after coming back to...

    #love #discussion #companionship #healthy_relationship #dailyhabit

    Editor's Note

    I love Your Shot photographer Shannon Hunt's comment: "This is such an beautifully intimate moment. The lit curtain with your silhouettes against it was such a creative way of showing the loving re... More

    David Lee
    Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot

    As I was going through the submissions I thought of how mesmerizing it would be to create one complete day of universal moments. I choose 24 photos that represent a 24-hour period of dazzling sunrises, quiet moments with family, captivating images of wildlife, and illustrations of how we labor to provide for our loved ones. I wanted a collection of images that demonstrates how, although we may live thousands of miles apart, we are still neighbors. We have much more in common then we may know, and hopefully that comes through in this collection of images.

    I am grateful for the opportunity to work with the community through the mentorship program, which will help us become better photographers and more thoughtful storytellers. The mentorship program is challenging from beginning to end, but the rewards greatly outweigh any of those challenges. I have learned so much about the time and dedication it takes to be a photo editor. I have so much more respect for the work they do here at Your Shot. I loved this process right from the start. I have learned to collaborate with editors and other mentees like Rose and Sukanya. They have all taught me how powerful storytelling through photography can be. We all see the world through different eyes, but when we come together and are willing to work alongside each other we can create a vision of this world that is more powerful than even spoken words can demonstrate.

    Shannon Hunt
    Your Shot photographer

    Editor's Note: Click here to read Shannon's insights about editing the assignment and curating her final story.

    About the Editor
    David Lee
    Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot
    Before joining the Your Shot team, David covered the White House for Time and Newsweek, and served as an official photographer for Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. He also started The Waiting List, a non-profit storytelling project humanizing the statistics of organ donation.

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