A year-and-a-half ago, National Geographic commissioned Anand Varma to investigate the disappearance of honeybees. To conduct his research, Varma didn’t just document bees. With the help of a local beekeeper, he started raising them in his backyard.
Ending Week Six’s theme, “Vanishing,” Anand Varma will discuss the end of life as humans know it.
It’s about people and their stories. For K. David Harrison, being a linguist means preserving stories, societies and rare languages.
Few people make the leap from acting to public service; fewer still leave a role on a successful TV show
On her last visit to Chautauqua, Annie Griffiths, the first woman photographer for National Geographic, made a life-changing decision. That summer, she recounted in her morning lecture at 10:45 a.m. Tuesday in the Amphitheater, she decided to found Ripple Effect Images, a non-profit organization that sends top photographers and videographers to document the work of aid programs that help impoverished women and girls. Their images and videos help these organizations fundraise and spread awareness.
Annie Griffiths is giving more than a just a voice to the voiceless — she is illuminating the darkness they are shrouded in by showing the world who they really are, one photograph at a time.
Standing under a photograph that he took of a shirtless, 15-year-old street kid high on industrial glue, National Geographic photographer Tyrone Turner recalled the destitution that he encountered while photographing the lives of “glue kids” in northeastern Brazil in the late 1990s.
At 10:45 a.m. today in the Amphitheater, award-winning National Geographic photographer Tyrone Turner will begin this week’s theme of “Brazil: A Rising Superpower” by looking back on his journey through Brazil with photos that not only show the beauty throughout the South American country, but also its history from the people on whose backs it was built.
The Chautauqua Institution teamed up with National Geographic, along with Wegmans, to discuss the global food shortage and hunger. Experience the Week Two morning lectures and speakers all over again through the Chautauquans busy tweeting and Instagramming in this week’s Storify recap.
Two billion people on this planet rely on the ocean for the majority of their protein consumption.