Lamby, Lena Dunham's dog, rescued from a shelter: Your Shot Assignment Editor, National Geographic Magazine
THE ANIMALS WE LOVE - A Your Shot NG Assignment
Loved creating an assignment for National Geographic's Your Shot, editing 18,000 images submitted from all over the world and writing 2000 individual comments. My assignment was the Animals We Love, published as a 27 images final story, as well as, a Behind The Scene publication, with commentary on each published selection. It was my priviledge to share in all aspects of this assignment. Reading about each photo and sometimes corresponding with people was fantastic, extremely touching and at times haunting photographs and supportive stories.
Animals We Love - July 25, 2014
Images I loved but did not make the edit.
Firstly this assignment was about community and sharing your best photos. In no way was it a contest or a competition. Everyone who submitted should be proud to have been a part of this and in the end it was one editor, one person’s opinion when it came down to the final photos. There are so many factors in play when editing down thousands of images to one layout, such as not choosing similar photos, the technical aspects, and photos that simply looked different to me a week later. Then there is another level of editing dictated by the producers and limitations in the publishing layout. Those of you who have ever tried to put together a book or collection of photos, know that some of your favorite images don’t make the cut.
There were over 18,000 photos! I left comments on nearly 2000 of them. I favorited them and commented on many that made me smile or tugged at my heart and mind. If I wrote to you and yellow-hearted you – I really meant it. I loved your work; it was a pleasure to see all your photographs.
Here are pairings of photos that got to me (there are so many others I could not get in):