National Geographic Creative
West Stockbridge, MA, United States
￼John if a photojournalist and humanist dedicated to social and political issues that define our times.
Over the last decade, John has worked nearly exclusively with National Geographic magazine, producing over 14 stories for the magazine and resulting in 11 covers. Between 1998 and 2008, John was a contract photographer for Time magazine, during which time he photographed the war in Afghanistan, the fight for independence in East Timor, the fall of Suharto in Indonesia, and other significant world news events. His years with Time resulted in 18 covers of the magazine.
He is the recipient of numerous honors, including the prestigious Robert Capa award (Overseas Press Club), Magazine Photographer of the Year (POYi), and numerous World Press, Picture of the Year and NPPA awards. In 2008, his National Geographic cover story on global malaria received the National Magazine Award. In 2012 was nominated for an Emmy with the VII documentary film series, Starved for Attention and in 2014 was the recipient of the World Press Photo award for his photograph, Signal.
John has published a number of books including Island of the Spirits, a journalistic/anthropologic look at Balinese culture documented during the five years he lived on the island. His latest book, a VII Photo Agency collaboration titled Questions Without Answers (Phaidon), was released in 2012, chronically the last 30 years of social conflict and change around the world.
In 2013, John opened Stanmeyer Gallery & Shaker Dam Coffeehouse in West Stockbridge, Mass, combining photography and education around his passion for brilliant coffee, wrapping the two around ethically procured, human rights-based direct trade coffee with the socials issues represented in his photographs.
Stanmeyer lives on a farm with two dogs and many fireflies over summer in the Berkshires of Western Massachusetts.
2013 - World Press Photo of the Year 2013 ~ (Signal), 2013 - 1st Place Contemporary Issues ~ World Press Photo, 2013 - 1 st Place Features ~ Pictures of the Year, 2008 - National Magazine Award ~ (Global Malaria), 2006 - 1st Place News Feature Story ~ NPPA, 2006 - Best Cover ~ SOPA (AIDS in India), 2005 - 1st Place Feature Story ~ NPPA (Burma), 2005 - 1st Place ~ CHIPPS Award (Tsunami), 2004 - 1st Place ~ The SAJA Award, 2004 - 1st Place World Understanding Award POYi, 2004 - 1st Place Feature Story ~ NPPA, 2003 - Best News Photography ~ SOPA, 2003 - 1st Place ~ SAJA Award, 2002 - 3rd Place Magazine Photographer of the Year POY, 2002 - 1st Places Issues Reporting ~ Pictures of the Year, 2001 - 2nd Place Magazine Photographer of the Year POY, 2001 - 1st Place Issues Reporting ~ Pictures of the Year, 2001 - 1st Places News Feature Story ~ POY, 2001 - 1st Place News Feature Story ~ NPPA, 2001 - Best News Photography ~ SOPA, 2000 - Robert Capa Gold Medal ~ Overseas Press Club, 2000 - 1st Place Feature Picture Story ~ PDN, 1999 - 1st Place Magazine Photographer of the Year POY, 1999 - 1st Place News ~ World Press Photo, 1999 - 3rd Place News ~ World Press Photo, 1999 - 1st Place News Picture Story ~ POY, 1999 - 1st Place Feature Picture Story ~ POY, 1999 - 1st Place Global News ~ POY, 1993 - 1st Place Portrait ~ POY
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