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Take Care

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Published Dec 28, 2018 | View the Assignment | Features Photos From 31 Contributors

    31 photos selected by

    gabriele galimberti
    Photographer

    There are many medications prescribed by doctors that are then stored at home. In this photo and ...

    #home #doctor #medicines #recipes

    Home Pharma, the project that was the inspiration for this Your Shot assignment, documents our relationship with medicines in the simplest terms possible. In order to show that medicine is not just a mere commodity, but is a litmus test of the society we live in, this project penetrates the intimacy of families around the world.

    When I was a child I was treated mainly with antibiotics for every cold or flu. The consequences ...

    #illness #industry #concept #create #pills #take_care #bronchi #pharmaceutics #pharmaceutics_1 #ngmhealth

    Editor's Note

    This is so graphically appealing and I can tell before even reading the caption what the story of this still life is. You excellently use negative space to create the shape of lungs. Well done, Toni!

    Kristen McNicholas
    Associate Photo Editor, Nat Geo Your Shot

    Sometimes over the counter cold and cough medicines is best way to help kids getting relief from ...

    #people #winter #caring_kid_health #cold_cough #otc_cough_syrup

    Editor's Note

    I love the connection between your daughter and her mother while she gives her her medicine. Great work using a micro-composition between the bottle of medicine and hands creating separation from t... More

    Kristen McNicholas
    Associate Photo Editor, Nat Geo Your Shot

    As my uncle is a homeopathy doctor, from the very young age I used to get more homeopathic treatm...

    #secret_of_life #health_and_care #take_care_assignment #homeopathy_madicine

    Editor's Note

    I agree with Angela's comment below, "You have a wonderful eye for detail! And, along with the others, I love the lighting in this image. The leaf is a fantastic symbol for this natural medicine."

    Kristen McNicholas
    Associate Photo Editor, Nat Geo Your Shot

    Working with cancer patients is really hard for a photographer. Psychologically, I'm incredibly i...

    #cancer #documentrary

    Editor's Note

    What you are doing is great! Thanks!!! The photo is great too, really powerfull

    gabriele galimberti
    Photographer

    In almost every country in the Western world, hidden away in a corner of the bathroom or kitchen, pills, capsules and ointments pile up. In France alone, almost one medicine out of two will not be consumed. In contrast to this wasteful behavior, developing countries suffer from a chronic lack of access to healthcare. 

    For the past two years I’ve been working on a new project called Happy Pills together with other 3 authors: Edoardo Delille, Arnaud Robert and Paolo Woods. Happy Pills is a multimedia project that will be a movie, book and exhibition by 2020. Two little parts of the project have been published in National Geographic (Haitian Street Vendors, June 2017 and Home Pharma, January 2019). Here you can see other pieces from the January 2019 National Geographic Future of Medicine  issue. 

    Not my preferred way of shooting sunset, but I'm always happy to catch a glimpse of sky colors wh...

    #medicine #strength #healing #takecare

    Editor's Note

    Thanks for sharing your story Aya! I like your attitude of looking at beauty also from this difficult prospective. I imagine you were not having fun there... but you found enough energy to take you... More

    gabriele galimberti
    Photographer

    After nearly 18 years of taking an assortment of drugs and supplements to control Systemic Lupus,...

    #sunshine #drugs #pillbox #lupus #medication #pills #chronic #autoimmunedisease #invisibleillness

    Editor's Note

    I love how closely you photographed this pillbox and your attention to detail to show the passage of time you have been living with Lupus. Thank you for sharing this part of your life with us!

    Kristen McNicholas
    Associate Photo Editor, Nat Geo Your Shot

    I always wanted to take this kind of photo from the patient perspective. At the dentist, I feel l...

    #woman #people #light #needle #droplet #doctor #moments_captured #close_and_far #perspecitive

    Editor's Note

    I love Your Shot photographer Shannon Hunt's reaction: "This image sent chills up my spine. I don't know many people who would say they enjoy their visit to the dentist.This is a very creative pers... More

    David Lee
    Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot

    We are told to eat fruit & vegetables for our physical well being, to exercise and relax, even me...

    #people #fruit #vegetables #yoga #medication

    Editor's Note

    Congratulation! This is one of the best photo we have received so far! :-) I like the composition and the idea.

    gabriele galimberti
    Photographer

    As a clinician, I'm privileged to be able to initiate same day rapid HIV treatment for folks who ...

    #blue #life #colors #love #medicine #care #health #hiv #takecareassignment

    Editor's Note

    Thanks Raffi for the importat job you are doing and congratulation for the photo. It's well composed and it clear that you took inspirations from my work :-)

    gabriele galimberti
    Photographer

    Multiple sclerosis is a disabling disease of the central nervous system that disrupts the flow of...

    #health #take_care #multiple_sclerosis

    Editor's Note

    Thanks for your words Jola and congratulation for the photo. It's really powerful!!!

    gabriele galimberti
    Photographer

    I am 67 and have never have been on meds. I have collected lots of books over the years about hea...

    #chocolate #vegetables #books #carrots #weights #vitamins #yogamat

    Editor's Note

    I love that you styled all the things that keep you healthy all in one photo. It gives us a great sense of scale that while you have never been on meds, there are plenty of methods in your life tha... More

    Kristen McNicholas
    Associate Photo Editor, Nat Geo Your Shot

    Every day, more than 115 people in the United States die after overdosing on opioids. Addiction t...

    #addiction #pain #health #prescriptionmedication #take_care_assignment #opiods

    For this Your Shot assignment, I was asking to the community to send photos that show how they take care of themselves and, if possible, to be inspired by my project Home Pharma and send photos to show their relationship with medicines.

    Medication needed to keep you alive can be toxic to other parts of the body. It's a health balanc...

    #health #drugs #medication #health_care #takecare

    Editor's Note

    I love the moody light casting from the clock. You create an interesting visual narrative about h... More

    Kristen McNicholas
    Associate Photo Editor, Nat Geo Your Shot

    This photograph is taken from a hospital's post operative unit while baby and mom were together.

    #black_n_white #mother_and_baby #just_born #new_born_baby

    A sort of self portrait of what my daily vitamins and medicine looked like. In my hand, there is...

    #yourshot #yourshotnatgeo #creatingquietly #ttinphotography

    There are many natural ways to heal, but there are conditions that require medicine as well. I ha...

    #illness #symptoms #takecare #sideeffects

    Editor's Note

    Thanks for sharing your story and this beautiful picture Cindy! I agree with you, there are different ways to heal... sometimes natural remedies are good, other times we need medicines. I actually ... More

    gabriele galimberti
    Photographer

    Being pregnant the first time generates a wide array of feelings: happiness, impatience, anxiety....

    #food #baby #medicine #maternity #health #pregnancy #expecting #healthyeating #takecareassignment

    Editor's Note

    Wonderful narrative and styling in this still life. I immediately know the story of your photo before I even read the caption. Thank you for sharing your story with us! I love Anna's comment below,... More

    Kristen McNicholas
    Associate Photo Editor, Nat Geo Your Shot

    I spent the day with this family as they watched their oldest son be a bone marrow donor for his ...

    #family #hospital #blood #curious

    Editor's Note

    What a special story here. Bone marrow donations can be painful and are incredibly self-less. I love the child-like moment of the son inspecting the blood bag. A wonderful narrative that while chil... More

    Kristen McNicholas
    Associate Photo Editor, Nat Geo Your Shot

    Homeopathy has been in my family for generations. My parents visited us for a couple of weeks and...

    #family #homeopathy_madicine

    Editor's Note

    Good shot Gulpa! Even if my assignment was mostly about traditional medicines I like to include some photos of alternative medicines in the selection. Homeopathy has become really popular and a lot... More

    gabriele galimberti
    Photographer

    Insulin helps and controls my blood sugar level. Every day I take insulin two times in a day for ...

    #blood #bangladesh #dhaka #health #diabetic #life_style #insulin #takecare

    Editor's Note

    Thanks for sharing your story Monirul. I like the photo too! As you may have noticed looking at my photos I like order :-) So, I like the way you have diplaied your medicines next to your feet. Go... More

    gabriele galimberti
    Photographer

    My sister is paranoid about getting sick while on a vacation. She carries so many medicines in he...

    #travel #bag #suitcase #sickness #paranoid #medicines

    Editor's Note

    I love how prepared she is! I don't carry this much with me while traveling but I always have my trusty ibuprofen handy! I love the dramatic lighting and how it captures little shadows throughout h... More

    Kristen McNicholas
    Associate Photo Editor, Nat Geo Your Shot

    Sharing my thoughts on the idea behind big pharmaceutical and the wave change in American medicin...

    Editor's Note

    Yes Ross, everybody should be free to access at medication! Good photo!!!

    gabriele galimberti
    Photographer

    My cholesterol level has always been high even though I’m physically fit and excerise regularly. ...

    Editor's Note

    I understand you Bachir, my cholesterol is a bit high too! ahahah My doctor always push me to pay attention to it and eat less fat food. I am trying, but it's not easy! :-) I have never needed me... More

    gabriele galimberti
    Photographer

    I came from work tonight and it's too cold outside. I came home shivering with a heavy headache. ...

    #self_portrait #take_care_assignment #home_pharma #self_diagnose

    Editor's Note

    Thank you for sharing your story with us! I love how you styled your home pharmacy behind you whi... More

    Kristen McNicholas
    Associate Photo Editor, Nat Geo Your Shot

    Take Care.... A-B-AB-O.... Alphabet of Life starts and end between these. Voluntary blood donors...

    #blood #who #abo #save_life #bloodbank #donate_blood #assignment_take_care #blood_group

    This photo today represents the expensive experiment to which we are subjecting our children. Thi...

    #macro #nikon #medicine #105mm #health #adhd #takecare #d750 #hollyanissa

    My 5 yr old son Connor had a rare and rapidly progressive neurodegenerative disease called Batten...

    #people #son #documentary #black_and_white #daily_life #take_care #feeding_tube #batten_disease

    Editor's Note

    He is Superman, indeed! I love how you framed this portrait of your son so that we see the Batman and Superman right next to him. Great work choosing black and white for this photograph, I think it... More

    Kristen McNicholas
    Associate Photo Editor, Nat Geo Your Shot

    I have received more the 2,500 photos. A big part of them were really beautiful photos, showing how people take care of themselves in the most various ways: practicing yoga, walking in the forest, playing with their children, taking care of their animals, the list goes on.

    After having looked at all the images several times, I decided to select these 33 photos. Even if these are not the best ones from an aesthetic point of view, I felt they are the ones that have the strongest connection with the theme of how we can take care of ourselves through “our relationship with medicines”.

    You all have done a great job, congratulations!

    Gabriele Gamliberti
    Photographer

    Climate change and soil restoration is vital to our health and Sustainable medicine.I have been t...

    #abstract #nature #food #sustainability_assignment

    Editor's Note

    Hello Shannon, even if I would have liked to see also a colour version of this photo, I think you did a good job! ;-) Good lighting and good composition. I also like what you wrote in the captio... More

    gabriele galimberti
    Photographer

    Since my childhood, I ran among bushes to catch butterflies or to search for my lost cricket ball...

    Editor's Note

    I didn't start to experience allergies until my 20's and it kicked my butt from the start! I feel like I'm looking into my own wallet from this perspective and it makes it all the more personal for... More

    Kristen McNicholas
    Associate Photo Editor, Nat Geo Your Shot

    I being a homoeopathic doctor by profession , my family members are treated with homoeopathic med...

    #india #magazine #assignment #tonics #natgeo_traveller #medicine_bottle #homoeopathy

    Editor's Note

    Cool photo!!! You actually used a bit of my style to tell your story. I see that you photo was inspired at my project, congratulation, you got the sense of this assignment!

    gabriele galimberti
    Photographer

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