Those amazing National Geographic magazine stories…where do the ideas come from? What really goes on in the field? How does a story work its way through the National Geographic article-making apparatus toward ink on paper?
National Geographic photographer, Cary Wolinsky takes you on a behind-the-scenes look at how he creates articles for the magazine published in 25 languages, read by 40 million people.
Wolinsky holds his audience with stories that are honest, intimate and alive and cover subjects are as diverse as cutting diamonds, preparing the human body for space travel, insects that drink fog, and the toad that conquered Australia. His stunning photographs are the culmination of more than 30 years of travel to Europe, Africa, Russia, Papua New Guinea, Australia, Peru, India, China and Japan.
CARY WOLINSKY began working as a news and magazine photographer for the Boston Globe in 1968, while completing a degree in journalism at Boston University’s School of Communications. By 1972, he was providing freelance photo stories to many national magazines, including Natural History, National Geographic, Smithsonian, and International Wildlife. After becoming a contract photographer with National Geographic in the mid 1980s, Wolinsky came to specialize in international, historical, scientific, and cultural photographic essays that require in-depth research. Wolinsky’s fine art prints have been acquired and exhibited by many museums including the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and London’s Natural History Museum.
Bio text courtesy Pucker Gallery.