John Stanmeyer@johnstanmeyer

Print Sale - 7 prints $100 each +shipping $15 N Am $30 Int. Email stanmeyergallery@gmail.com which print(s) you like. Ships Dec 15 Happy Holidays!

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John Stanmeyer

Day 5 of the 777 Holiday Print Sale with 2 days remaining, wanting to share more thoughts on one of these 7 photographs available - Date Palms.
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Date Palms and 6 others are available as signed prints, printed on 8.5x11 Moab Juniper Rag archival paper. To order, visit my Instagram bio or email stanmeyergallery@gmail.com for PayPal details. Each print is $100 +shipping ($15 in N America, $30 for international).
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Wishing a peaceful and calm holiday season to all, John
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I was in Saudi Arabia photographing part II of the @outofedenwalk story for @natgeo. Driving hours through deserts, dune after dune, rarely anyone in sight, off to my left appeared a patch of trees. Date palms, bent and curling, serpents swimming against the tide of sand. It was nearing night, and I asked my friend and driver to stop, wondering why these palms were dying. He said the water table had been drained, the scarcity of rain in conflict with overuse of our most precious resource, a mark on our imbalanced ecosystem.
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Often I’m asked what is my favorite camera. There is no favorite. None is better than another. While in this wilting field, I saw what felt like the serpent I’d seen in dreams. Reaching into my shirt pocket, I used what is often my favorite camera, a landscape in 6x6 format, feeling how this moment should be seen through memory we think fades, but is always present. This photograph and others were one of the first iPhone photographs ever published in National Geographic magazine for the story, The Wells of Memory.
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#777 #printsale #signedphotographs #peace #love #datepalms


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Day 4 of the 777 Holiday Print Sale, here sharing thoughts below on one of the 7 photographs available, Night Commuters.
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Night Commuters and 6 others are available as signed 8.5x11 prints. To order, visit my Instagram bio or email stanmeyergallery@gmail.com for PayPal details. Each print is $100 +shipping ($15 in N America, $30 for international).
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Thank you so much, a Pleasant Holiday season to all, John
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Much of what I photograph is heavy. Topics we don’t enjoy considering. I was in northern Uganda working on my first story for @natgeo, When The World Forgets. It was my second visit to this beautiful country, each time carrying emotions I had to somehow distill from their complexities into meaning. At this time, just over 14 years ago, the LRA (Lord’s Resistance Army) was still waging a barbaric war in the north of Uganda and southern Sudan. More than 150,000 women, children and men lived in displacement camps in Gulu. Already refugees for years, at night, more than 10,000 children would walk from their families tents, seeking safety in NGO supported camps, one known as Noah’s Ark. If these children hadn’t sought safety from the night, the LRA would kidnap boys to become child soldiers, girls to be sex slaves. An entire generation grew up without sleeping with their families. This nightly commute signifies hope, through the kindest support of others where even in darkness, there is light.
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#777 #printsale #signedphotographs #peace #love #hope #nightcommuters


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Day 3 of the 777 Holiday Print Sale. So many have order prints from around the globe. Again, thank you…
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I would like to share insight about Bromo, a photograph of mystical chance…I was working on the @natgeo story, Volcano Gods, and knew the most spiritual Mt Bromo had to be included in the visual narrative. For 3 days during a Kasada ceremony I photographed this earthliness from various angles, wanting to avoid the often photographed location called the overlook. Kasada’s occur on a complicated Javanese calendar system, when the moon is full and layers of spirituality are just right.
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On the final day in Bromo I gave into reluctance, went to the overlook and began photographing about 11pm. It was a cloudless night. Each exposure was 1hr, imagining a touch movement of the earth’s rotation without many swirling stars. By around 5am I had taken only 6 photographs. None felt right.
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As life and the universe would be, at about 5am the sun began a quiet glow. The moon, still full, had arced to the horizon. I knew, although not clearly, the exposure was no longer an hour, guessing it had to be shorter. Still alone, at peace, without much thinking, I pressed the camera remote, counting to around 120 secs.
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Back in studio I began editing, astonished by the gift Mt Bromo and its spiritual cousin, Mt Semeru, had given...one frame.
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When Bromo was published in NatGeo, I received emails from readers asking how I photographed this ubiquitous landscape differently, sending their own images of these volcanoes. It was very sweet and I would respond in kind…”Thank you for sharing but please, try not replicating what has been done. Approach in a way we’ve never seen before. Remember, in all the history that was, in all the history to come, moments never repeat. That is the beauty of time, the earth, our insignificant human existence”. Happy Holidays and wonderment to all, John
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Bromo and 6 others are available as signed 8.5x11 prints. To order, visit my Instagram bio or email stanmeyergallery@gmail.com for PayPal details. Each print is $100 +shipping ($15 in N America, $30 for int).
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It’s day 2 of the Holiday Print Sale. Your response has been so kind, and I thank you.
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Here with insight about Exodus, a moment I cannot let go from...I was at the Syria/Turkey border when the largest mass migration since the fall of the Ottoman Empire occurred - over 125,000 people crossing into Turkey, seeking refuge from ISIS who were taking over Kobani. In the distance was a dust devil or sand tornado. I had seen these amazing acts of nature in many parts of the world, often imaging...what would it be like being within the whirling? As hundreds of displaced refugees flowed across the border, this marvel kept coming closer. I kept watch and thought, “It’s coming near. Oh my, closer...closer...it’s coming directly towards us...”. There wasn’t anywhere to go on this open field of land. I held the camera to my eye, keeping it barely open as a roar hurled debris upon all of us. Within a second the devil had passed. Complete silence.
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This photograph, Exodus, published in @natgeo, and six others are available as signed prints on 8.5x11 archival paper. To order, visit my Instagram bio for details or email stanmeyergallery@gmail.com for PayPal details. Each print is just $100 plus shipping ($15 in North America, $30 for international). This Holiday offering ends December 14, sharing history, humanity and wonder about the world we live in. Thank you so much, John
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7.7.7 Holiday Print Sale - It’s December 7, and for the next 7 days, I want to offer you one of 7 prints for the Holidays. All photographs are personally printed in studio on archival 8.5x11 inch Moab Juniper Baryta Rag paper and signed. Each print is $100 plus +$15 for shipping in North America, $30 for international. This lovely sale begins today and ends December 14 with orders shipping December 15, arriving to you just in time for the Holidays. Visit my Instagram bio and email me from the link (stanmeyergallery@gmail.com) which print or prints you would like. We’ll send you a PayPal invoice, then email a tracking number when we ship on the 15th. So pleased to be offering this wonderfulness to each of you, and happiest of Holiday’s to all!
In Peace and Love, John
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1- Signal
2- Sacred Ganges
3- Exodus
4- Bromo
5- Night Commuters
6- Date Palms
7- Acacia Tree
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#777 #printsale #holdaygift #signedphotographs #happyholidays #peace #love #kindness


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I don’t remember where we were, which is usually when things happen, doesn’t it. That moment when you open a door, walk in and magic occurs. While likely driving from Allahabad to Seondha, last week in India.
#onassignment @natgeo @outofedenwalk @natgeoimagecollection #india #uttarpradesh #bicycle #bus #changes #man #walking #streettheater #fieldrecording #thebooks #haiku


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In random placement, a natural order we don’t choose, likable for its gentle red intent of being there.
Gurneel Kaur’s home. She had a mastectomy and survived breast cancer. This is her backyard where I stood waiting to meet her a few weeks ago in Mari Mustafa, Punjab, India.
#onassignment @natgeo @outofedenwalk @natgeoimagecollection #india #punjab #marimustafa #red #bicycle #laundry #redpaint #laundrylinedivine #redpaint


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To understand, I should become this man in the fog. India does that. I feel this way, hazy after leaving Delhi this morning. India awakens, tears you apart. It lifts, then tossing all known convictions away. India is impossible to understand, and I don’t believe it should or even can. If we did, we’d loose all pieces of ourselves. The organized chaos that is within each one of us.
On an unfinished bridged for the coming Mela, in the thickest of morning fog along the Yamuna River, Prayagraj (Allahabad), India.
#onassignment @natgeo @outofedenwalk @natgeoimagecollection #india #prayagraj #allahabad #fog #earlymorning #morningraga


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We woke early in Allahabad to feel the meeting point of the three great rivers...the Triveni Sangam, where the Yamuna, Saraswati and the Ganges rivers converge. Instead we were welcomed in the thickest of fog with the yellowest coils. It was magical in its simpleness.
#onassignment @natgeo @outofedenwalk @natgeoimagecollection #india #allahabad #trivenisangam #fog #yellow #beauty


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It has been awhile, and it was intentional. I’ve been wonderfully lost creating Instagram Stories, needing this time away from the dailyness here. It helps, these moments to catch ourselves, feeling right in returning. To so many of you who have kindly been watching my IG Stories, here touching you again with moments that are special on this continuing @natgeo assignment across north India, part VIII of the @outofedenwalk. Thank you so much for following along...
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Caption: What remains, for a few more days. Dust of ancient homes in Varanasi, India, being removed, making room for a wide promenade to the Ganges.
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@natgeo #india #varanasi #benares #uttarpradesh #demolition #oldhome #dust #beauty #sadness


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Two young girls originally from Uttar Pradesh, the teenager a farm hand, the younger girl’s future unknown, both living on a farm in the Punjab, India. Today is World Children’s Day, a time of importance for millions of young girls and boys across our earth with marginal access to education, proper healthcare or opportunities. What is their futures if this cycle continues? What is our collective future if we do not support and lift children out of poverty...
#worldchildrensday #children #girls #farm @natgeo @natgeoimagecollection


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On a visit last night to Pushkar, I became rather numbed by just how many photographs one can make of camels laying about the ever presence of tourist ‘clickers.’ Within a few hours I began missing the Thar Desert. Today we drive back north, posthaste after camel inundation, to clear the mind by these centuries-old wells, abandoned by humans, adored by buffaloes, and me.
#onassignment @natgeo @outofedenwalk @natgeoimagecollection #harasar #india #well #rainwater #water #buffalo #twotrees #somewhereinrajasthan #rajasthan


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