The Photo Society is a group of contributing photographers for National Geographic Magazine, committed to telling the world’s stories through pictures. Founded in 2012 by photographer Randy Olson, the group is composed of leading photojournalists who cover a wide range of topics around the globe. The Photo Society’s purpose is to bring this community together to celebrate, champion and promote their works.
In 2017, Sony partnered with The Photo Society and supported projects of three of its members, David Guttenfelder, Michael Christopher Brown and Lynn Johnson (in partnership with Melanie Burford and Ripple Effect Images).
The goal was to empower these three photographers to pursue a passion project not dictated by an editorial or advertising agenda. In addition, Sony wanted to support the creation of positive visual stories that would showcase the beautiful people and places in our world.
These three powerful stories all give a unique view into people and cultures of our global community who are rarely seen – a touching exploration and celebration of humanity in relatively unknown places. The gallery will be at Sony Square NYC from February 14-March 8.