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John Stanmeyer  Join me for an immersive 7 day storytelling workshop in Porto, Portugal, September 11-17, 2017. Registration and complete details here:

http://www.portophotofest.com/john-stanmeyer-workshop/

Wandering the streets of Abidjan the other day, a kind man taking rest after grinding corn asked me to take his portrait. Obliging, I am often grateful by the stories such simple moments can tell, his small shop covered in cornmeal dust, layered in messages, shadowed details, the narrative of his life along a busy streets in the Koumassi area of Côte d'Ivoire's capital.
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This September 11-17, I will be teaching an immersive storytelling workshop in Porto, Portugal. A unique opportunity to work closely on how I create stories for National Geographic, expanding the importance of visual narratives at a time when we need more storytellers. Registration and details on the link in my Instagram bio or direct message me here @johnstanmeyer with any questions.
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It's what he does, handsomely all day, reading while awaiting customers behind his tiny leather kiosk in front of the Grand Mosque de Koumassi, a liveliest of areas in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire, welcoming with kind people.
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September 11-17, I will be teaching an immersive storytelling workshop in Porto, Portugal. A unique opportunity to work closely with me, within yourself, in expanding the importance of visual narratives at a time when we need more storytellers. Registration and details on the link in my Instagram bio or direct message me here @johnstanmeyer with any questions.
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Inner working of our minds, blazoned in ideas. If only we acted on our thoughts, not idle, as naturally ablaze in movement of this forest of trees in East Java, neurons of life, alive and wielding.
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The first photograph of my trees project, taken while on the @natgeo story #VolcanoGods. This image has nothing to do with volcanoes. It was one frame while moving in a car through a forest of trees, spawning a 7 year project of trees from nearly 20 countries. Each so alive, in motion through the periphery.
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He sang praises, arms in exaltation stretched upon the setting sun. A horse, the unexpected in the slow moving caravan with those of us who seek comfort by water. The vendor, a kind and shy one. She sold worthless necklaces dangling off a graceful wrist, priceless to the memories they one day may bring. Such was the theater of life that evening along Cox's Bazar, an unbroken 120 kilometer stretch of sand in Bangladesh, lapped gently by the Bay of Bengal.
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Just a few days left to register for the social media iPhone storytelling workshop I will be teaching in Tbilisi, Georgia, August 2-6. Details on the link in my Instagram bio or send me a direct message here on Instagram to @johnstanmeyer
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Faith, as in life, comes in all shapes and sizes. This young fellow took scale seriously, totting a massive candle while praying in the sacred grotto of Lourdes in Lourdes, France. Thousands come each day to pray and collect the water which pours from the grotto where it is believed that in 1858 the Virgin Mary appeared to Marie-Bernarde (also known as Bernadette) while praying in this grotto.
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Next month, August 2-6, I will be teaching a social media iPhone storytelling workshop in Tbilisi, Georgia. Details on the link in my Instagram bio or send me a direct message here on Instagram to @johnstanmeyer
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At times I become equally entranced. That night, lost within, entangled with Baryo as he faded behind a wafting curtain of incense, he traveled while chanting incantations into the deepest trance I'd witnessed. A shaman, Baryo communicates with the spirit that is believed to reside in Mount Bromo, a most mystical, beautifully spiritual volcano in all of Indonesia. Took some time for me to return, never moving the camera, so pulled from his murmur and sway. Upon his return into this world, Baryo asked whether I was alright. In kind reply, telling him I was, we touched hands, thanking each other through smiling eyes of silence.
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Dear Friends, in three short weeks I will be in Tbilisi, Georgia, August 2-6, teaching a social media storytelling workshop, all connected to the ubiquitous power of creating and publishing stories with a smartphone. Do visit the link in my bio for details and to register. Or feel free to direct message me, @johnstanmeyer, or the organizer of this beautiful event, @ali_shirjian, curator of the Gazaar Art gallery. Look forward to working with many of you soon... All my best, John
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In reverential prayer, offerings of food, love, remembrance. A few years have past when I was welcomed by these kind women in Bam, Iran, a moment of solemnity at the grave of relatives who died years earlier in the 2003 earthquake. After praying in silence under a pewter sky, they offered me tea, a warm smile, appreciation in sharing to others this simple act of unforgotten love.
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August 2-6, I will be teaching a social media storytelling workshop in Tbilisi, Georgia. Details on the link in my Instagram bio or direct message me at @johnstanmeyer
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The boy wasn't scared. He just wondered what the man talking to me was saying, our conversation not in Swahili, instead in English, as we talked briefly about preventing malaria at a night market in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. If the boy only knew how important our chat was that evening to help prevent the second greatest killer on earth.
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This August 2-6, I will be teaching a social media storytelling workshop in Tbilisi, Georgia. Details on the link in my Instagram bio @johnstanmeyer
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Dangling brothers, their lives equally dangling in the balance, refugees from Syria, peering upon the streets of Gaziantep, Turkey, their futures on hold living with family in a tiny apartment before going to sleep. This evening also before going to sleep, I wondered whether they had arrived, to hope ~ September 2014
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Next month, August 2-6, I will be teaching a social media iPhone storytelling workshop in Tbilisi, Georgia. Details on the link in my Instagram bio or send me a direct message here on Instagram to @johnstanmeyer -
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At first she smiled. The conversation she was having turned briefly serious. Thereafter returning in a kind gesture of a hand, gently waving, moving slowly through an evening traffic jam in an Ambassador taxi over damp streets of Kolkata, India, from an earlier monsoon rain. Never seeing her again.
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This August 2-6, I will be teaching a social media storytelling workshop in Tbilisi, Georgia. Details on the link in my Instagram bio or send me a direct message here on Instagram to @johnstanmeyer -
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Kindest street vendor in Kolkata, India, swirling redness upon all that reflects. And yes, I purchased one of those swirlers, just because...
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August 2-6, I will be teaching a social media storytelling workshop in Tbilisi, Georgia. Follow the link in my IG bio or direct message me here on Instagram for details. Look forward to working with many of you here on Instagram in a few weeks!
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A chorus line, on the outskirts of Gyumri as an oncoming storm breathes life into dancing children.
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This August 2-6, I will be teaching a social media storytelling workshop in Tbilisi, Georgia. Follow the link in my IG bio or direct message me here on Instagram for details into this beautiful event ~ @johnstanmeyer
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