Allan Sekula was an American photographer, writer, critic and filmmaker. Born in Erie, Pennsylvania in 1951, he lived most of his life in Los Angeles and the surrounding regions of southern California.
The National Geographic Society is a nonprofit scientific and educational organization that pushes the boundaries of exploration to further human understanding of the planet and empower people to generate solutions for a more sustainable future.
For 130 years, the organization has funded groundbreaking scientists and explorers and shared their findings with the world. They sponsored Hiram Bingham as he brought back stories from Machu Picchu, documented Robert Ballard’s quest to find the Titanic, and supported Jane Goodall’s study of chimpanzee behavior, all the while bringing to the world some of the most compelling photography.
National Geographic’s explorers continue to push the boundaries of knowledge. To date, they have given out more than 13,000 grants to scientists and conservationists whose work is making a significant difference in the world.
On the website, visitors can explore this fascinating history first hand with a new, interactive timeline that takes the viewer behind the scenes through rare video footage, photos, artifacts, and inside stories.
Your Shot features a daily image chosen from thousands submitted to National Geographic’s photo community.
This year will introduce The Race Issue, following up on the recent award winning series of Gender Revolution, and the launch the Diversity in America series which will run throughout 2018.