johnstanmeyer

John Stanmeyer Follow my latest project #bridgingstories, photo storytelling by 24 photographers from Armenia and Turkey http://www.instagram.com/bridging.stories
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John Stanmeyer
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Within stillness of our thoughts, pieces of life, still move...remembering a beautiful visit with a family living in the mountains of sasun, turkey. • thank you kindly for following my latest project @bridging.stories on instagram. a project of unity that is about, all of us. • all my best, @johnstanmeyer • @natgeo @natgeocreative @thephotosociety @viiphoto #sasun #village #dailylife #cinemagraph
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johnstanmeyer Bubble room ~ gracious draping of transparency to retain heat, gently sagging in an elementary school classroom in zovasar, armenia. • thank you or following my latest project @bridging.stories on instagram. • all my best, @johnstanmeyer • @natgeo @natgeocreative @thephotosociety #armenia #zovasar #school #classroom #plasticsheet #schooldesk #chair #beauty #stilllife
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3 days ago
johnstanmeyer Lives on hold, the shifting diaspora of turkey where in 2014 more than 30,000 refugees from syria once lived in tents, their home, a refugee camp in nizip, turkey, 50 kilometers north of the border of their lost homeland. this region of turkey has for millennia been a crossroads of our human migration. • thank you for following my latest project @bridging.stories on instagram. • all my best, @johnstanmeyer • @natgeo @natgeocreative @thephotosociety @viiphoto #turkey #nizip #refugees #syrianrefugee #tent #satellitedish #migration #diaspora #shiftinglandscape
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johnstanmeyer Serpentine beauty of the bizarre, propane fuel pipes meandering through a village in northern armenia, an unexpected art installation from the legacy of the soviet era. • thank you kindly for following my latest project @bridging.stories on instagram. a project of unity that is about, all of us. • all my best, @johnstanmeyer • @natgeo @natgeocreative @thephotosociety #armenia #car #headlights #pipes #fuelpipes #night #artpoject #beautifulness
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johnstanmeyer For millennia, war and conflict, our tragic human weakness, foolishly mirrors our humanity today ~ archaeologist remove soil where they discovered skeletal remains of a women and child with head trauma dating back more than 4000 years in northeast section of the oylum höyük site in kilis, turkey. located less than 3 kilometers from the border with syria, this part of anatolia has, since the middle bronze age (4000-5000 years), been the landscape of repeated war, occupation and mass migration. • thank you so much for following my latest project @bridging.stories here on instagram. a project of unity that is about, all of us. • all my best, @johnstanmeyer • @natgeo @natgeocreative @thephotosociety @viiphoto #turkey #kilis #archaeology #excavation #shadows #history
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5 days ago
johnstanmeyer There is light, the beauty of a lamp, not relinquishing its purpose in listing prose upon a table of a home in gyumri, armenia. • thank you so much for following my latest project @bridging.stories here on instagram. a project of unity that is about, all of us. • all my best, @johnstanmeyer • @natgeo @natgeocreative @thephotosociety @viiphoto #armenia #gyumri #lamp #green #lampshade #light #decayingbeauty
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6 days ago
johnstanmeyer Just as i prefer, they walk by, never taking notice, while daydreaming in a car parked in the sur district of diyarbakır in southeastern turkey. • thank you for following @bridging.stories here on instagram. a project of unity that is about, all of us. • all my best, @johnstanmeyer • @natgeo @natgeocreative @thephotosociety @viiphoto #turkey #diyarbakır #sur #mannequin #daydreaming
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Listening to the wind, birds, all that moves within, before the echoing elegance of a soviet era bus stop in artik, armenia. • thank you for following @bridging.stories here on instagram. a project of unity that is about, all of us. • all my best, @johnstanmeyer • @natgeo @natgeocreative @thephotosociety @viiphoto #armenia #artik #wind #birds #tree #busstop #sovietera #awakening
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2 weeks ago
johnstanmeyer Healing ~ filled with roman ruins dating back to the 2nd century bc, the ancient hot spring of hierapolis pamukkale in southwestern turkey continues alluring those seeking natural healing of ailments. • thank you for following @bridging.stories here on instagram. a project of unity that is about, all of us. • all my best, @johnstanmeyer • @natgeo @natgeocreative @thephotosociety @viiphoto #turkey #hierapolis #pamukkale #turkey #water #hotspring #romanruins #healingwater #sacredwater #healing #peace
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2 weeks ago
johnstanmeyer She was welcoming yet distant, served noodles and cheese, kind stories she told over coffees and teas ~ remembrances of vahandukht at her home in ani, armenia, near the border with turkey. • continuing my series of memories, beautiful moments of time i have spent over the years in both armenia and turkey in conjunction with the collaborative project, #bridgingstories. • and thank you so much for following @bridging.stories here on instagram. a project of unity that is about, all of us. • all my best, @johnstanmeyer • @natgeo @natgeocreative @thephotosociety @viiphoto #armenia #ani #noodles #kitchen #light #peaceful #beautiful #memories
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2 weeks ago
johnstanmeyer Falling tears ~ caught in ray of light, a cloud curls as a rain approaches the lower slopes of mount ararat looking westward from the anatolia region of turkey. • for the next few weeks i am publishing photographs from many wonderful visits to turkey and armenia. • thank you so much for following @bridging.stories here on instagram. a project of unity that is about, all of us. • all my best, @johnstanmeyer • @natgeo @natgeocreative @thephotosociety @viiphoto #turkey #anatolia #mountarat #clouds #storm #rain #rocks #beauty #peace
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2 weeks ago
johnstanmeyer Deep in thought, becoming memories of childhood, 5 year-old alik sahakyan prepares to sleep in a crib beside his teddy bear and race car at his home in bagaran, armenia. • for the next few weeks i am publishing photographs from many wonderful visits to armenia and turkey. • thank you so much for following @bridging.stories here on instagram. a project of unity that is about, all of us. • all my best, @johnstanmeyer • @natgeo @natgeocreative @thephotosociety @viiphoto #armenia #bagaran #sleepytime #bed #crib #bedroom #boy #racecar #teddybear #mirror #peace
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2 weeks ago
johnstanmeyer Ablutions ~ bathed in lavender of dusk, a gentleman performs ablutions before saying evening prayers at the kiliç ali paşa camii mosque in istanbul, turkey. built between 1580-1587, a few years ago, i spent a beautiful evening at this ablution fountain, welcomed by all when working on the sacred water story for national geographic. this photograph was never published, pleased to share this fond memory here. to all my friends in turkey, thinking of you during these difficult times, sending peace... • for the next few weeks i am publishing photographs from many beautiful visits to turkey and armenia. in connection to the @bridging.stories project. two bridging stories exhibitions open in 2017, one in istanbul, the another in yerevan. more details on these beautiful events to come. • thank you for following @bridging.stories here on instagram. a project of unity that is about, all of us. • all my best, @johnstanmeyer • @natgeo @natgeocreative @thephotosociety @viiphoto #turkey #istanbul #wudu #ablutions #kilicalipasacamii #mosque #purple #lavender #yellow #water #sacredwater #beauty #peace
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2 weeks ago
johnstanmeyer Sleeping ~ nestled in the hills of zovasar, armenia, a lovely russian lada, sleeps. • for the next few weeks i am publishing photographs from many beautiful visits to armenia and turkey. in connection to the @bridging.stories project. two bridging stories exhibitions open in 2017, one in istanbul, the another in yerevan. more details on these events to come. • thank you so much for following @bridging.stories here on instagram. a project of unity that is about, all of us. • all my best, @johnstanmeyer • @natgeo @natgeocreative @thephotosociety @viiphoto #armenia #zovasar #lada #russianlada #car #sleepingcar #dusk #mountains #sky #beauty
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2 weeks ago
johnstanmeyer Veiled ~ parents of the groom take the first dance at their son's wedding, in the garden of their home in karahan village, turkey. • covered in sadness, my thoughts and heart reach towards all my friends throughout turkey for the tragic loss of life on new years eve in istanbul... * @bridging.stories on instagram • @natgeo @natgeocreative @thephotosociety @viiphoto #turkey #easternturkey #wedding #bride #groom #red #redveil #veil #dance #peace
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3 weeks ago
johnstanmeyer Every day is a resolution, an opportunity for renewal. wishing everyone a beautiful 365 moments to come. may they be healthy, filled with peace, in giving, prosperous ~ john
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3 weeks ago
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Fireflies, in presence, in flirtation and frustration, finding comfort under a canopy of apricot trees, a woodland cathedral where i once met a fellow named vachagan of bagaran, armenia. • for the next few weeks i am publishing photographs from many beautiful visits to armenia and turkey. in connection to the @bridging.stories project. two bridging stories exhibitions open in 2017, the first in yerevan on january 24, in istanbul january 27. more details on these beautiful events to come. • and thank you kindly for following @bridging.stories here on instagram. a project of unity that is about, all of us. thank you kindly. • all my best, @johnstanmeyer • @natgeo @natgeocreative @thephotosociety @viiphoto #armenia #bagaran #fireflies #sun #memory
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3 weeks ago
johnstanmeyer Hope, soaring between hills of eastern turkey, in multitude, on the outskirts of kars. • “hope” is the thing with feathers — that perches in the soul — and sings the tune without the words — and never stops — at all — and sweetest — in the gale — is heard — and sore must be the storm — that could abash the little bird that kept so many warm — ~ emily dickinson • over the coming weeks, i am publishing photographs from many pleasant visits to turkey and armenia. in connection to the @bridging.stories project, for more than four months, i have guiding 24 young photographers from turkey and armenia, using storytelling to bridge hope, build peace. two bridging stories exhibitions open in 2017, the first in yerevan on january 24, in istanbul january 27. more details on these beautiful events to come. • until then, please follow @bridging.stories here on instagram. a project of unity that is about, all of us. thank you kindly. • all my best, @johnstanmeyer • @natgeo @natgeocreative @thephotosociety @viiphoto #turkey #easternturkey #kars #birds #flyingbirds #soaringbirds #peace #bridgingstories #emilydickinson #poem #hopeisthethingwithfeathers
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3 weeks ago
johnstanmeyer Time ~ it never is truly real. a passage through ourselves, the present, every moment fleeting into the dance ahead. the future, as veiled and giving as this room of gentle tones and aching floor within a home in gyumri, armenia. a space of beauty that reflects souls who still move within, hanging slightly askew, tilted as we all are in the journey of existence. that is the beauty of life. our fragility, similarity. our time existing in the present. • over the coming weeks, i will be publishing my work from armenia and turkey, in connection to the @bridging.stories project i have been working on in collaboration with @serraakcan and @anushbabajanyan. for more than four months, we have been guiding 24 young photographers from armenia and turkey, using storytelling to bridge hope, build peace. two bridging stories exhibitions open in 2017, the first in yerevan on january 24, in istanbul january 27. more details on these beautiful events to come. • till then, do follow @bridging.stories here on instagram. a project of unity that is about, all of us. thank you so much. • all my best, @johnstanmeyer • @natgeo @natgeocreative @thephotosociety @viiphoto #armenia #gyumri #room #portrait #curtain #veil #pink #wallpaper #beauty #love #bridgingstories
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Bird in flight ~ imprints along the journey. • wishing everyone a joyous, peaceful holiday season ~ john • @natgeo @natgeocreative @thephotosociety @viiphoto #armenia #snowfall #birdinflight #footsteps #snow #fallingsnow #bird #peace #love #kindness #humility #christmaseve
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