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John Stanmeyer @OutofEdenWalk wins 1st place in this years Best of the Web Awards. Details here: http://www.minonline.com/best-of-web-winners-honorees-2017/19/
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John Stanmeyer
Yesterday
johnstanmeyer Vestiges of a waning winter's day on drivers side window of a car that moves me, in and out, through and afar in west stockbridge, massachusetts. @natgeo @natgeocreative @thephotosociety #weststockbridge #westernmass #intheberkshires #visittheberkshires #snow #ice #winter #glass #reflection #selfie
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John Stanmeyer
Yesterday
johnstanmeyer Dancing through a limerick of colors, wildly vivid as life itself, between a passageway of homes of equal complexion on the outskirts of kolkata where clothing dye accidentally fell into heavy rain. @natgeo @natgeocreative @thephotosociety #archive #india #kolkata #calcutta #water #rain #purplewater #purple #purplerain #colors #beauty
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2 days ago
johnstanmeyer Theater of men, standing in wait, sitting on bench, squatting at curbside, sliding through time besides the gracefulness of an ambassador, the "king of indian roads", outside a small shop in kolkata. @natgeo @natgeocreative @thephotosociety #india #kolkata #calcutta #men #sitting #idle #time #car #hindustanambassador #night #colors
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3 days ago
johnstanmeyer Sacred places, offerings we leave at the feet of natures cathedral. respect to an elder whose roots go deeper than our own. @natgeo @natgeocreative @thephotosociety #india #sacred #tree #shrine #love #peace #offerings
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4 days ago
johnstanmeyer Pleased to share that the new @outofedenwalk @natgeo website has taken first place in this years best of the web awards. visit www.outofedenwalk.com to see countless stories written by #paulsalopek and numerous unpublished photographs of mine from more that 4 years working on the out of eden walk project for @natgeo. details on this important recognition to paul's journey are on my ig bio. most important, thank you for following me and the @outofedenwalk here on instagram. @natgeo @natgeocreative @thephotosociety #ethiopia #camels #light
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4 days ago
johnstanmeyer Two springs ago, under a borrowed umbrella, the gentle patter of soft falling rain, i stood in wonder, not fear, between mustard fields of anatolia, turkey. we never know where the road takes us. once walking, without trepidation, it is the storms and clouds that come and go, finding that the sky and the sun, are always there. @natgeocreative @natgeo @thephotosociety #turkey #anatolia #mustard #mustardfield #road #storm #lightening #beauty
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5 days ago
johnstanmeyer All of us have cracks. wounds. within some cracks, at a old home of gentle decay in bagaran, are offerings, waiting to warm us. @natgeocreative @natgeo @thephotosociety #armenia #bagaran #teapot #house #cracks #window #curtain #offering #simplebeauty
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6 days ago
johnstanmeyer Kindness of winter blanketing the berkshires, gently melting in the garden as spring reaches forward into renewal. @natgeo @natgeocreative @thephotosociety @viiphoto #weststockbridge #berkshire #visittheberkshires #intheberkshires #tablefortwo #trees #shadow #beauty #gentle #kindness
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John Stanmeyer
6 days ago
johnstanmeyer Each of us are a product of our upbringing. what we see, hear, feel, learn from our fathers or mothers, neighbors or strangers, imbeds in our heart and mind. anger or happiness. idleness or commitment, war or peace. every experience, every action or inaction, word or expression, becomes who we are once adults. with so much we can do in achieving as humans, the weakness we impose through suffering, unkind acts, oppression upon others, war and displacement, all burden humanity. working in studio today, again i could not shake these continued realities, recalling a disturbing wall of art i once saw in kabul, sketched in black chalk...by children. bearing witness to years, decades of war, pain and weakness, teaches us nothing more than to repeat such actions, a circle of misery that knows no end, until we awaken to the harm we cause, the need to accept in equality, for peace and hope, our sisterhood and brotherhood. @natgeo @natgeocreative @thephotosociety @viiphoto #kabul #afghanistan #childsdrawing #drawing #tanks #battle #war #pain #suffrage #weakness #achievepeace
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1 weeks ago
johnstanmeyer She hid from rain, running beneath a whimsical, smiling umbrella. this evening in thought with the more than 30,000 displaced lives i met in 2014, from syria, at a refugee camp in turkey. a pensive reminder to the difficulties still carried by millions on our earth today. in deep respect by the strength shown in many who have the courage to leave everything, seeking a better life, no matter how difficult the journey. safeguarding themselves, their children, from those who oppress, control, limit our spirit, our inalienable right as humans to be free. with opportunities. in peace. in balance. to be accepted, no matter who we are. this pink umbrella made me smile that beautiful rain-filled afternoon in september. @natgeo @natgeocreative @thephotosociety #turkey #syrianrefugees #pink #umbrella #refugees #remembering
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2 weeks ago
johnstanmeyer Storytelling iphone workshop • update ~ both workshop days are full. thank you to everyone who has signed up to attend these two events. we have photographers from massachusetts, new york, vermont, new hampshire and germany coming to west stockbridge. future workshops in the berkshires and beyond will be announced soon. • all my best, john • #photoworkshop #workshop #socialmedia #iphone #berkshires #weststockbridge #massachusetts #intheberkshires #visittheberkshires #stanmeyergallery #shakerdamcoffeehouse @natgeo @natgeocreative @thephotosociety @viiphoto
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2 weeks ago
johnstanmeyer Not forgotten. watching, attuned. playing a charade under a heart of nature. wheels worn by experience, patient in compassion and respect for those who may pass. in fear of knowing ourselves, we reverse our gaze from these eyes of excitement. what they have witnessed. power and strength, the ability to traverse any obstacle life can hurl. a sage within our shadows, in veiled smile, she waits in enduring bagaran, to bestow wisdom for our journey ahead. if only we would stop, listen. remember. @natgeo @natgeocreative @thephotosociety #armenia #bagaran #tree #leaves #offroad #car #noroad
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John Stanmeyer
2 weeks ago
johnstanmeyer We awaken each morning to thoughts. in question. a yearning that knows answers without asking. one evening, before such awakening, i took a ride in this car of exceptional colors. the journey already in motion, asking only two words, "take me", to the kind man of fewer syllables. and so he did, about the streets of rangoon, plush in velvet chairs, garlands swaying at every turn, through illustrations of life. that evening, in pilgrimage, pieces of one long narrative brings us to this day. tomorrow this mysterious wander continues, as it does for all of us, into answers without questions. @natgeo @natgeocreative @thephotosociety @viiphoto #burma #myanmar #rangoon #yangon #taxi #colors #garlands #journey
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2 weeks ago
johnstanmeyer We begin this life not knowing judgements against others. never concerned by race, gender, hatred, greed or malice. a first child, his parents were kind, warm, equally supporting. i often think of 5 month-old, jonathan, whenever hearing tales of indifference, hatred towards another, traits that stain us, permeates negativity to ourselves and society. in a few months i return to rio for a workshop, eager to see this gentle fellow now touching the age of 5. sensing his parents mutual respect will have been given, knowing we are all the same, no matter who we are or what life has already chosen for us. kindness, that knows only truth. @natgeo @natgeocreative @thephotosociety #rio #brazil #baby #kitchen #kindness
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2 weeks ago
johnstanmeyer Retracting my steps from the beginning, metaphors spent in yangon, vanishing in the complexion of night. @natgeo @natgeocreative @thephotosociety @viiphoto #myanmar #yangonlife #yangon #night #lights #walking #metaphors
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3 weeks ago
johnstanmeyer Fond memories, murmuring after a month spent in uzbekistan with @yulia_grigoryants and @aziz_khalmuradov. thank you, yulia jan, for all your love, support and kindness. surely more adventures to come. aziz, so appreciative of your talents, giving, for the deepest of cultural saturation. thank you, brother. • in equal wonderment, kind discussions over tea, welcoming moments spent at a restaurant in kumtepa bazaar on the periphery of margilan, uzbekistan. • #onassignment @natgeo @natgeocreative @outofedenwalk @thephotosociety #uzbekistan #margilan #portrait #kumtepa #kumtepabazaar #welcomed #ngsilkroad
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3 weeks ago
johnstanmeyer Kindness, floating in milkyness at @ilikcraftscafe, most lovely cafe in yerevan. @natgeocreative @natgeo @thephotosociety #armenia #yerevan #clothpines #cheery #curtain #church #drawing #twocherry
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