John Stanmeyer@johnstanmeyer

National Geographic Photographer | Filmmaker | Field Recordist | Writer | Storyteller

http://www.stanmeyer.com/

Photo and Words by @anniegriffithsphotography
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#worldrefugeeday Swipe - “These pictures of the same Somali mother and daughter, taken 15 years apart. The first was taken in Kakuma refugee camp in 2002, where Marwah and her very sick toddler, Zara, were just 2 of 70,000 refugees, desperate to find a new country to call home. The second photo shows them last year at their suburban home in New York, where the family is thriving and Zara is headed for college.
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Today I attended a naturalization ceremony in Virginia where 410 people from 81 countries became American citizens. Among them was a young woman from Sweden who is as dear to me as a daughter. These ceremonies always bring me to tears as I witness relief and hope and gratitude in abundance. We, who were born under a lucky star, must never forget that we are a nation of immigrants. Surely we can pay forward the blessings of our ancestors.” - Follow Annie Griffiths on IG @anniegriffithsphotography and her amazing NGO, @rippleeffectimages
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June 20th is World Refugee Day. Join me over the next 24 hours as I publish photographs of my own, also by friends and colleagues, to raise awareness on this international day of observance to highlight the plight of refugees around our planet.
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#worldrefugeeday2018 #newyork #kakuma #refugees #motheranddaughter #anniegriffiths @rippleeffectimages


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Photo by @nicholesobecki
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Mahmoud Sabha, 15, a Syrian refugee, releases a pigeon from its keep. Pigeon collecting, an old pastime in the Middle East, has become popular amongst Syrian families who have fled to Lebanon to seek shelter from the war at home. November 17, 2017 - Follow Nichole Sobecki on IG @nicholesobecki
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June 20th is World Refugee Day. Join me over the next 24 hours as I publish photographs of my own, also by friends and colleagues, to raise awareness on this international day of observance to highlight the plight of refugees around our planet.
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#worldrefugeeday2018 #lebenon #syrianrefugee #pigeon #war #refugees #nicholesobecki @viiphoto


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Photo by @jangrarup
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Once again a severe drought have hit large parts of Somalia forcing thousands of people to flee their homes and even the country. Stuck between famine on one side and Al Shabaab on the other, they wait in the outskirts of Baidoa for a chance to continue the their journey into safety and a better posibility for their children to survive. Baidoa, Somalia, May 2018 - Follow Jan Grarup on IG @jangrarup
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June 20th is World Refugee Day. Join me over the next 24 hours as I publish photographs of my own, also by friends and colleagues, to raise awareness on this international day of observance to highlight the plight of refugees around our planet.
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#worldrefugeeday2018 #somalia #baidoa #motherandchild #war #drought #refugees #jangrarup


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Photo by @lindabournane -
Hamiel, 35, from Kurdistan, finally got help for his migraine. He also suffers from depression after living in an Asylum Reception Center in Trondheim, Norway, for a long time. Sometimes it can take years before the refugees get a an answer on their application for asylum, which is very hard on their mental health. Hamiel feels isolated and he wishes he could get a job. Trondheim, Norway, March 2009. Follow Linda Bournane Engelberth on IG @lindabournane -
June 20th is World Refugee Day. Join me over the next 24 hours as I publish photographs of my own, also by friends and colleagues, to raise awareness on this international day of observance to highlight the plight of refugees around our planet.
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#worldrefugeeday2018 #trondheim #norway #asylumreceptioncenter #refugees #asylum #kurdistan #man #portrait #lindabournaneengelberth


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Photo by @gary_knight_vii -
Ethnic Albanian Kosovar refugees cross the Kosovo/Albanian border - March 1999
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June 20th is World Refugee Day. Join me over the next 24 hours as I publish photographs of my own, also by friends and colleagues, to raise awareness on this international day of observance to highlight the plight of refugees around our planet.
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#worldrefugeeday2018 #kosovo #albania #refugees #motherandchild #portrait #garyknight @viiphoto


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Photo by @lucynlmartens
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#worldrefugeeday - Portrait of a Mauritanian refugee, at a refugee camp in Kayes, Mali. Filmmaker, @lucynlmartens, traveled to Mali in May, 2015, to film for the music video, "The Others", featuring refugees from around the globe, helping to raise awareness to the plight of so many displaced. "The Others" is performed by UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador and Japanese singer-songwriter,, MIYAVI, and directed and produced by UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie. Follow Lucy Martens' work on Instagram @lucynlmartens and her latest film, @thetwelvefilm -
June 20th is World Refugee Day. Join me over the next 24 hours as I publish photographs of my own, also by friends and colleagues, to raise awareness on this international day of observance to highlight the plight of refugees around our planet.
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#worldrefugeeday2018 #mali #mauritania #refugees #woman #portrait #unhcr #miyavi #lucymartens #tigernestfilms


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Photo by @maggiesteber
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#worldrefugeeday - Elly Choval, a Cuban exile, swims in the waters off Miami where she resides in 2007. Escaping from Cuba as a child when the Catholic Church arranged an air rescue for thousands of Cuban Children when Fidel Castro came to power, she swore never to return until Castro was dead. But in the US she and a few others formed an organization called Pedro Pan (or Peter Pan) to create a family for all the children who had to leave their childhood behind in Cuba and live with distant relatives or families they didn’t know. Every day that the weather allowed, Elly would swim in the ocean. She said she swam in a sea of memories because the waters that lapped the shores of Miami also lapped the shores of her homeland, Cuba, and she would remember the childhood that was interrupted by politics and a dictator who ruled for decades. Sadly Elly died before Castro did and never returned again to her homeland.
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Follow @maggiesteber - June 20th is World Refugee Day. Join me over the next 24 hours as I publish photographs on my IG account @johnstanmeyer, also by friends and colleagues, to raise awareness on this international day of observance to highlight the plight of refugees around our planet.
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#worldrefugeeday2018 @viiphoto @natgeo #usa #miami #refugees #woman #swimming #cubanrefugee


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#worldrefugeeday - Ahmed cries out of fear after crossing into Turkey from Syria with his family, joining more than 200,000 refugees who fled into Turkey when ISIS took over Kobani, Syria. September 20, 2014 ©️John Stanmeyer
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June 20th is World Refugee Day. Join me over the next 24 hours as I publish photographs of my own, also by friends and colleagues, to raise awareness on this international day of observance to highlight the plight of refugees around our planet.
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#worldrefugeeday2018 @natgeo @natgeocreative @viiphoto #turkey #syria #refugees #boy #crying #fear


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Traditional Chinese medicinal store in Hangzhou, China. Tonight it feels as if years ago we walked into this apothecary store. Amazing how three weeks past feels like a lifetime, the pieces of our journey always connected, interwoven into one beautiful continual flowing narrative.
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@rippleeffectimages @natgeo @natgeolearning @natgeocreative #china #hangzhou #chinesemedicine #traditonalchinesemedicine #apothecary


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To so many of my friends around the world, Eid Mubarak, a joyous Eid al-Fitr, Idul Fitri, with kindness and blessings to all.
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Prayers at the end of Ramadan in a refugee camp in Yida, South Sudan - August, 2012
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#southsudan #yida #refugees #displacedpeople #refugeecamp #praying #idulfitri #eidalfitr #eidlfitr #peacetoall


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One of the few who look around, not down on a screen, riding the Shanghai metro, China.
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@rippleeffectimages @natgeo @natgeolearning @natgeocreative #china #shanghai #metro #commuter #woman #nophone #notusingphone #omg


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