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National Geographic and Herbal Essences Unearth the Power of Botanicals in New Storytelling Partnership that Launches with Premiere of Branded Content Special, Secrets of the Garden

Thu, 01/17/2019 - 13:00

The branded content special and extended short video digital content will take viewers inside the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, where scientists are working to unlock the full potential of real botanicals.

WASHINGTON (January 17, 2019) – Today, National Geographic and Herbal Essences announce a new branded content partnership, SECRETS OF THE GARDEN, which premieres tonight, January 17th at 6/5c on National Geographic. It highlights the first global hair care partnership between Herbal Essences and the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, which celebrates the real botanicals used in Herbal Essences bio:renew products.

The partnership kicks off with a branded content special, SECRETS OF THE GARDEN, which chronicles the remarkable story of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Located just outside of London, Kew is the most biodiverse place in the world and one of the world’s leading authorities on plant science.  Herbal Essences has partnered with Kew, which has over 250 years of botanical expertise, to bring consumers more transparency and confidence in the ingredients that go into the Herbal Essences bio:renew products.

In the special, National Geographic turns their lens on London to explore the authority and scientific knowledge behind the Gardens and illustrate how Kew’s botanists are able to continually unlock the incredible secrets of the diverse plant kingdom. Viewers are taken on a journey through both the Gardens and laboratories where they meet the scientists who identify the unique ‘Botanical Fingerprint’ of each real botanical used in Herbal Essences bio:renew collections.

Professor Monique Simmonds, Kew Gardens’ first female Deputy Director of Science, and a true pioneer for botanical science, highlights the unique power of plants as they relate to the world of beauty, and underscores why Herbal Essences is the first global hair care brand endorsed by Kew.

“Herbal Essences places a high value on biodiversity and the wonders of the natural world, which aligns perfectly with the vision and values of National Geographic,” said Brendan Ripp, EVP Sales and Partnership at National Geographic. “We’re thrilled to offer our iconic storytelling to Herbal Essences, to bring their commitment to science into context, while generating both impact and engagement for the brand.”

In addition to the custom 30-minute special, National Geographic will produce a series of short videos that serve as explainers, a dynamic digital experience that takes visitors behind the scenes at Kew, and social posts to fully distribute the story to audiences across its vast media ecosystem.

The special will be available on demand beginning tomorrow, January 18 at: https://www.nationalgeographic.com/secrets-of-the-garden/. Please visit the link to learn more about the essence of great hair and the unprecedented collaboration between Herbal Essences and the Royal Botanic Garden, Kew.

“I am excited to share a deeper look into P&G Beauty’s collaboration and partnership with the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. This is an important story to tell. The ground-breaking work with Kew is not only shaping how we work with plants and botanicals to bring exciting products to our Beauty brands but also is setting new standards of natural ingredient quality for the beauty industry. National Geographic’s expertise in exploring the power of nature coupled with their unique storytelling ability brings this story to life and helps us connect with people interested in more natural products in a compelling way,” says Alex Keith, CEO P&G Beauty.

Sandra Botterell, Director of Marketing and Commercial Enterprise at Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, said, “We are proud to be working with such a well-respected global haircare brand as Herbal Essences, and cannot think of a better platform on which the story of the partnership can be told as National Geographic. This incredible special will bring Kew to a global audience, highlighting the beauty, size and diversity of Kew’s collections. It really shows how we use these collections along with cutting edge analytical methods to ensure the quality of the plants being gathered from different parts of the world are of the quality required by Herbal Essences.”

This partnership demonstrates National Geographic’s unique ability to simultaneously support partners’ brand development goals while shining light on everyday scientists and their endeavors.

 

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National Geographic Partners LLC

National Geographic Partners LLC (NGP), a joint venture between National Geographic and 21st Century Fox, is committed to bringing the world premium science, adventure and exploration content across an unrivaled portfolio of media assets. NGP combines the global National Geographic television channels (National Geographic Channel, Nat Geo WILD, Nat Geo MUNDO, Nat Geo PEOPLE) with National Geographic’s media and consumer-oriented assets, including National Geographic magazines; National Geographic studios; related digital and social media platforms; books; maps; children’s media; and ancillary activities that include travel, global experiences and events, archival sales, licensing and e-commerce businesses. Furthering knowledge and understanding of our world has been the core purpose of National Geographic for 131 years, and now we are committed to going deeper, pushing boundaries, going further for our consumers … and reaching millions of people around the world in 172 countries and 43 languages every month as we do it. NGP returns 27 percent of our proceeds to the nonprofit National Geographic Society to fund work in the areas of science, exploration, conservation and education. For more information visit natgeotv.com or nationalgeographic.com, or find us on FacebookTwitterInstagramYouTubeLinkedIn and Pinterest.

 

About Herbal Essences

Herbal Essences was born into nature with a free spirit and a joyful heart. Our bohemian roots still have the power to inspire young women today with products that merge the best of nature with science. Because there will always be women who aspire to a unique and authentic beauty that can only come from a closeness to nature and a true sense of self. Herbal is not about problems, but the freedom to immerse yourself in nature & indulge in the thrill of letting go for a little moment of joy. Herbal believes in ingredients with intent, packaging as items of beauty for her & the earth, colors found in nature, irresistibly delicious fragrances, & formulas that are as clean as possible without compromising the results women crave. And Herbal hair? Herbal hair is hair that is undone, natural looking and free – just like the women who choose it. Simply put, Herbal Essences does beautiful things for your hair & your head. To learn more about Herbal Essences visit www.herbalessences.com, or follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

 

About the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew believes in a world where plants and fungi are understood, respected and celebrated daily – because our lives depend on them. Kew leverages the power of science and the rich diversity of their extensive collections and gardens to provide knowledge, inspiration and understanding of why plants and fungi matter to everyone. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew is home to over 30,000 different plant and seed species from around the globe. Here, scientists celebrate the world’s biodiversity and plant richness and make it accessible to everyone. Kew Gardens was made a UNESCO World Heritage Site in July 2003 and celebrates its 260th anniversary in 2019.

 

About Procter & Gamble

At P&G, Diversity & Inclusion are at the heart of our Purpose, Values and Principles.  And we recognize that an inclusive culture goes well beyond race, gender or creed.   We benefit from the best thinking, ideas and innovation when people of diverse backgrounds, experiences and ways of thinking work together. A more inclusive workplace and world means we can do a better job of delighting consumers with our products and brands.

About Procter & Gamble: P&G serves nearly five billion people around the world with its brands. The Company has one of the strongest portfolios of trusted, quality, leadership brands, including Always®, Ambi Pur®, Ariel®, Bounty®, Charmin®, Crest®, Dawn®, Downy®, Duracell®, Fairy®, Febreze®, Gain®,  Gillette®, Head & Shoulders®, Lenor®, Olay®, Oral-B®,  Pampers®, Pantene®, SK-II®, Tide®, Vicks®,  Wella® and Whisper®.  The P&G community includes operations in approximately 70 countries worldwide. Please visit http://www.pg.com for the latest news and in-depth information about P&G and its brands.

 

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National Geographic Offering Federal Employees Complimentary Tickets to See Free Solo in IMAX

Mon, 01/14/2019 - 21:24

National Geographic will offer complimentary tickets to select screenings of FREE SOLO at AMC Georgetown for federal employees who are impacted by the partial government shutdown.

Tickets will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis at the theater starting one hour before the screening. Federal employees with a valid government ID may each receive up to two tickets and vouchers for popcorn and soda.

FREE SOLO is playing in IMAX for one week only nationwide and in Canada. Contact pressroom@natgeo.com with questions.

Screenings:
Tuesday, January 15, 1 PM
Wednesday, January 16, 1 PM
Thursday, January 17, 1 PM

Theater information:
AMC Georgetown
3111 K St NW
Washington, DC 20007

About the film:
From award-winning filmmaker E. Chai Vasarhelyi and world-renowned filmmaker, cinematographer and mountaineer Jimmy Chin (MERU), FREE SOLO is a breathtaking portrait of the free soloist climber Alex Honnold, as he prepares for an unprecedented feat: climbing the face of the world’s most famous rock … the 3,200-foot El Capitan in Yosemite National Park … without a rope.

Celebrated as one of the greatest athletic feats of any kind, Honnold’s climb set the ultimate standard: perfection or death. Succeeding in this challenge, Honnold enters his story in the annals of human achievement. FREE SOLO is both an edge-of-your seat thriller and an inspiring portrait of an athlete who exceeded our current understanding of human physical and mental potential. The result is a triumph of the human spirit. Click here to watch the trailer and learn more.

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC LAUNCHES NEW MOBILE APP IN UNITED STATES AND CANADA

Thu, 01/10/2019 - 20:34

New digital experience gives users 24/7 access to Nat Geo in their pockets

(WASHINGTON DC – Jan. 10, 2019) – National Geographic just launched a new mobile app that is available in the Apple App Store and Google Play Store to customers in the U.S. and Canada. Compatible with both Android and iOS smartphones and tablets, the app provides users with a personalized digital experience that includes access to the National Geographic magazine archives, an immense photo library, digital articles and over 3,000 captivating videos. Designed to be the most convenient way to access National Geographic’s rich content, the National Geographic app empowers users to discover the world, be inspired by stories and build their own adventure through a personalized feed.

“For 130 years, National Geographic has been igniting the explorer in all of us through ground-breaking storytelling across our unparalleled portfolio of media assets,” said David Miller, executive vice president and general manager of National Geographic Media. “The new app is a valuable addition to this portfolio as it further expands our touchpoints beyond our television channels, magazines, travel offerings, books, events, and existing digital and social platforms that already reach millions of consumers around the world every month.”

For the first time, the National Geographic app has been developed for both Apple’s iOS ecosystem and Google’s Android operating system, bringing National Geographic’s 130-year storytelling legacy to consumers all over the world. Designed to learn from users’ behavior, the app will continually refine their experience through the “For You” tab that highlights the most relevant, curated content to provide a highly personalized experience. Content will be refreshed regularly; it currently features:

  • Over 3,000 long- and short-form videos
  • Over 28,000 photos by some of National Geographic’s legendary photographers
  • Curated archive of National Geographic magazines, including the original issue from 1888

“We’re delighted to launch this new app to help our audience have the best possible experience when consuming National Geographic content,” said Marcus East, National Geographic’s executive vice president of product and technology. “The app provides our fans with a personalized portal into the world of National Geographic and we have an exciting roadmap of enhancements and developments planned for the coming months that will make it even better.”

The new National Geographic app replaces the previous National Geographic magazine app and, through a free account, provides full access to a source of endless inspiration for the everyday explorer. It can be downloaded from the Apple App Store and is available on  Google Play.

 

Press Contact:

Meg Calnan, meg.calnan@natgeo.com, 202-912-6703

 

National Geographic Partners LLC

National Geographic Partners LLC (NGP), a joint venture between National Geographic and 21st Century Fox, is committed to bringing the world premium science, adventure and exploration content across an unrivaled portfolio of media assets. NGP combines the global National Geographic television channels (National Geographic Channel, Nat Geo WILD, Nat Geo MUNDO, Nat Geo PEOPLE) with National Geographic’s media and consumer-oriented assets, including National Geographic magazines; National Geographic studios; related digital and social media platforms; books; maps; children’s media; and ancillary activities that include travel, global experiences and events, archival sales, licensing and e-commerce businesses. Furthering knowledge and understanding of our world has been the core purpose of National Geographic for 130 years, and now we are committed to going deeper, pushing boundaries, going further for our consumers … and reaching millions of people around the world in 172 countries and 43 languages every month as we do it. NGP returns 27 percent of our proceeds to the nonprofit National Geographic Society to fund work in the areas of science, exploration, conservation and education. For more information visit natgeotv.com or nationalgeographic.com, or find us on FacebookTwitterInstagramYouTubeLinkedIn and Pinterest.

What To Eat When

Wed, 12/19/2018 - 20:08
WHAT TO EAT WHEN A STRATEGIC PLAN TO HACK YOUR METABOLISM  DRS. MIKE ROIZEN AND MICHAEL CRUPAIN TAP INTO THE LATEST RESEARCH ON OUR BIOLOGICAL CLOCK TO OPTIMIZE HEALTH AND WEIGHT LOSS IN THEIR NEW BOOK

“Dr. Michael Roizen and Dr. Michael Crupain — the two doctors I always turn to for the latest scientific discoveries — prove that timing really is everything in this insightful, fun, and revolutionary book. What to Eat When show[s] that when you eat is just as important as what you eat — and reveals the right foods for life’s toughest circumstances.” –Dr. Mehmet Oz 

“It really does matter what you eat, not just how much. And now, two of my favorite doctors take our collective knowledge a step further by looking at the timing of when you eat your calories: your circadian rhythm dictates a lot more about when you should eat than you probably realize. Through clear-eyed writing and diligent research, Drs. Roizen and Crupain explain why The When Way might just be the best approach to eating.” –Dr. Sanjay Gupta

“When we think about eating, we focus — as we should — on the quality and quantity of what we eat. It’s becoming clear that we also need to think about chronology — when we eat. Drs. Roizen and Crupain’s fun and revealing exploration of the biology of timing and eating will help you eat the way your body really wants you to.” –Dr. Andrew Weil

WHAT TO EAT WHEN: A Strategic Plan to Improve Your Health and Life Through Food (National Geographic Books; on sale Dec. 31, 2018; ISBN: 978-1-4262-2011-1), is a groundbreaking new book about the science of nutrition timing, co-authored and researched by best-selling author Michael Roizen, M.D., and preventive medicine specialist Michael Crupain, M.D. The two doctors give readers an inside look at the schedule underlying our body’s metabolism and reveal why the time on the clock matters as much as what’s on the plate. The book provides new research-based guidelines on how to adjust our diets to align when we eat with our biological clock and shows that eating “The When Way” can help us optimize health, increase energy and lose weight. In addition to their easy-to-remember health principles, Roizen and Crupain offer a straightforward 31-Day Plan of Action and delicious food-based solutions to life’s daily challenges.

“You’ve been probably told to count calories, eat low fat, high fat, low carb or high carb, and most of the time the results don’t last and then we fail and blame ourselves. So, we decided it was time to ask a different question: not ‘What should we eat?’ but ‘WHEN should we eat?’” says Roizen, who is chief wellness officer at the Cleveland Clinic.

The doctors’ science-backed advice flips diet dogma on its head (for example, eat your dinner for breakfast, don’t avoid carbs and stop counting calories), and gives us hacks to eat our favorite types of food and still lose weight.

“It turns out that when you eat is as important as what you eat,” says Crupain, chief of the Medical Unit at “The Dr. Oz Show.” “This is groundbreaking, because throughout the day your metabolism is changing based on your internal clock — called your circadian rhythm. By aligning what you eat, with WHEN your circadian rhythm is expecting certain foods, you can take full advantage of your metabolism to maximize health and weight loss.”

In this trailblazing book, Roizen and Crupain assert that food truly is medicine, and explain how to eat it for both health and taste. Of course, no day is perfect or even the same as the last, so the two Dr. Mikes provide 30 short chapters on situational eating that reveal the best way to eat no matter what life throws at you, including:

  • When you’re stressed or anxious
  • When you’re tired or hangry
  • When you’re pregnant or nursing
  • When you’re at a party
  • When you’re exercising
  • When you have a family history of heart disease
  • When you have digestive distress
  • When you have a family history of cancer

As it happens, the doctors not only spend their time working with patients and populations to improve their health and wellness, but they are also passionate cooks who love good food and want you to love what you eat. WHAT TO EAT WHEN is not a diet book but a powerful guide that will help us rethink what and when we eat in order to lead healthier, longer lives.

About National Geographic Partners LLC

National Geographic Partners LLC (NGP), a joint venture between National Geographic and 21st Century Fox, is committed to bringing the world premium science, adventure and exploration content across an unrivaled portfolio of media assets. NGP combines the global National Geographic television channels (National Geographic Channel, Nat Geo WILD, Nat Geo MUNDO, Nat Geo PEOPLE) with National Geographic’s media and consumer-oriented assets, including National Geographic magazines; National Geographic studios; related digital and social media platforms; books; maps; children’s media; and ancillary activities that include travel, global experiences and events, archival sales, licensing and e-commerce businesses. Furthering knowledge and understanding of our world has been the core purpose of National Geographic for 130 years, and now we are committed to going deeper, pushing boundaries, going further for our consumers … and reaching millions of people around the world in 172 countries and 43 languages every month as we do it. NGP returns 27 percent of our proceeds to the nonprofit National Geographic Society to fund work in the areas of science, exploration, conservation and education. For more information visit natgeotv.com or nationalgeographic.com, or find us on FacebookTwitterInstagramYouTubeLinkedIn and Pinterest.

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National Geographic Magazine, January 2019

Thu, 12/13/2018 - 11:36
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To access press release for “The Future of Medicine,” click here.

 

Sixteen Years in the Making, National Geographic Unveils a Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Creation of the Highest-Quality Imagery of a Human Body in Existence

Thu, 12/13/2018 - 11:35

In January’s special edition, single-topic issue, “The Future of Medicine,” National Geographic explores Susan Potter’s decision to be sectioned, sliced and digitized post-death, to come back to life in a virtual world 

National Geographic has released an 18-minute documentary on this journey, “Becoming Immortal: How Susan Potter Will Live Forever

WASHINGTON, D.C. (December 13, 2018) – Today, National Geographic releases “The Immortal Corpse,” a story, 16-years in the making, that chronicles the life, death and digital resurrection of Susan Potter and her impact on the future of medicine for decades to come. In donating her body to science to become the highest-resolution virtual cadaver to date, Potter has allowed the medical community to go deeper than ever before in understanding the inner-workings of the human body.

In an effort to find a more effective approach to anatomical medical education and research, Dr. Vic Spitzer Ph.D., director of the Center for Human Simulation at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, worked on the National Library of Medicine’s Visible Human Project. By taking photographic slices through a cadaver, Spitzer realized the full potential of the approach when Potter, an ailment-ridden, wheelchair-bound 72-year old woman, entered Spitzer’s life in the year 2000.

From shortly after the time Potter’s donation was agreed upon, until the time of her death more than a decade later, her life was documented by National Geographic and Dr. Spitzer across a multitude of interviews, photos and video testimonials. Upon her death, Potter’s body was encased in polyvinyl alcohol, frozen and later sliced 27,000 times. After each pass, her body was photographed, and these individual images were digitized and electronically reassembled to create the world’s most advanced virtual cadaver using the highest-quality imagery of an entire human body in existence.

The swath of images, videos and testimonials Potter left behind will provide medical students and professionals with a personal narrative that connects to Potter’s physical composition – a medical development never before accessible with cadavers, and which allows for a more holistic experience for those in the medical field.

“While the story of Susan Potter and her decision to give her body to science is certainly a story of death, what makes it unique is that it’s also a story of hope and the medical advancements to come,” said Susan Goldberg, editor in chief of National Geographic magazine and editorial director of National Geographic Partners. “When we’re able to pair breakthrough, science-based journalism with characters as eccentric as Potter, we’re able to illustrate that for every innovative treatment or discovery that comes with the future of medicine, there’s also a person with a unique story to tell.”

“The Immortal Corpse,” which publishes today as part of National Geographic’s special edition, single-topic issue on the “Future of Medicine,” is the publisher’s longest lead-time piece in history. Coverage of this story began in 2002 and has come to fruition under the guidance of three National Geographic editors in chief, across the terms of three U.S. presidents and nearly two decades of unparalleled medical innovation.

The story of the Visible Human Project is just one example of new developments we are seeing across the medical spectrum, and those that are chronicled in “The Future of Medicine.” The issue takes an in-depth look at the development of precision medicine practices that will tailor prevention, diagnosis, and treatment to an individual’s biochemical makeup. It also looks at how a new generation is embracing ancient Chinese remedies and why the United States posts one of the developed world’s highest rates of pregnancy-related deaths.

For more than a century, National Geographic has been at the forefront of modern-day science, technology and cutting-edge journalism, bringing its global audience stories of breakthroughs that have major societal impact, and “The Future of Medicine” takes this mission one step further. By infusing fact-forward stories of science and medicine with captivating characters and a spellbinding dimension of human interest, National Geographic’s science and medical content becomes instantly relatable and resonates across demographics.

Select features from within “The Future of Medicine” include the following.

  • Despite medical advances, the U.S. is one of only two developed countries where the rate of women who die from pregnancy is increasing rather than falling, and women around the world continue to die during or due to childbirth in ways that are entirely preventable. In “Giving Life Can Still Be Deadly,” photographed by award-winning war photographer, Lynsey Addario, National Geographic brings an under-reported battle against maternal mortality into a cogent perspective.
  • Every Body Is Unique” offers a deep dive into the world of precision medicine, an area of highly individualized healthcare treatments teetering at the edge of the medical frontier. While some see precision medicine as the beginning of the end of deadly cancers and a path to early warnings around ailments such as Alzheimer’s, others argue that the million-dollar therapies—that work on exactly one person—offer more hype than hope, and could potentially lead to hackable health data and high-cost false alarms. In this story National Geographic explores a multitude of unique, character-driven stories of current precision treatments, as well as the future of highly individualized medical care.
  • In “Can Ancient Remedies Be Tomorrow’s Cures,” National Geographic offers readers a glimpse of how one of the most ancient forms of healthcare is impacting the future of medicine. Traditional Chinese medicine, a broad range of Eastern remedies that have accrued over thousands of years, has led to the recent development of treatments for liver disease, gallstones, and malaria. In the story, National Geographic looks at the surprising potential Chinese medicine offers scientists.

“The Future of Medicine” is available online now at natgeo.com/futureofmedicine and on print newsstands December 21st.

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ABOUT NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC PARTNERS LLC

National Geographic Partners LLC (NGP), a joint venture between National Geographic and 21st Century Fox, is committed to bringing the world premium science, adventure and exploration content across an unrivaled portfolio of media assets. NGP combines the global National Geographic television channels (National Geographic Channel, Nat Geo WILD, Nat Geo MUNDO, Nat Geo PEOPLE) with National Geographic’s media and consumer-oriented assets, including National Geographic magazines; National Geographic studios; related digital and social media platforms; books; maps; children’s media; and ancillary activities that include travel, global experiences and events, archival sales, licensing and e-commerce businesses. Furthering knowledge and understanding of our world has been the core purpose of National Geographic for 130 years, and now we are committed to going deeper, pushing boundaries, going further for our consumers … and reaching millions of people around the world in 172 countries and 43 languages every month as we do it. NGP returns 27 percent of our proceeds to the nonprofit National Geographic Society to fund work in the areas of science, exploration, conservation and education. For more information visit natgeotv.com or nationalgeographic.com, or find us on FacebookTwitterInstagramYouTubeLinkedIn and Pinterest.

National Geographic Brings Viewers on Immersive, Global Expeditions

Thu, 12/06/2018 - 18:47

 National Geographic has partnered with YouTube to create three virtual reality series that transport audiences to the far reaches of the world

WASHINGTON December 6, 2018 – Building on 130 years of groundbreaking storytelling and captivating content, National Geographic has now teamed up with YouTube to further bring their editorial content to life in virtual reality. The partnership will give audiences around the globe a new way to experience the beauty and wonder of the natural world.

As part of the partnership, National Geographic is launching three projects over the next year, the first being a four-part, immersive series that will go live on December 11, bringing audiences to one of the last wild places on earth: the Okavango Delta.

The VR series, The Okavango Experience, follows a National Geographic Society expedition, part of the Okavango Wilderness Project, as it transects the largest wetland in southern Africa. One of the planet’s most biodiverse places, the Okavango is an unparalleled example of the richness of an untamed landscape. This VR series serves to transport the audience to the delta alongside the crew and provide audiences a chance to experience it with their own eyes.

“National Geographic has always pushed the boundaries of visual storytelling,” says Jenna Pirog, Senior Director of Video and Immersive Experiences, “Embracing immersive content continues our tradition of going further, while connecting our audiences directly with our Explorers and the stories of the world they have to share. We’re looking forward to a long-term partnership with YouTube that will allow us to remain industry stewards for marrying immersive technology with impactful storytelling.”

Across four separate episodes, each approximately 5 minutes, the new Okavango series transports viewers to Botswana, taking them through the pristine wilderness that is home to the world’s largest remaining elephant population as well as lions, cheetahs, wild dogs and hundreds of species of birds. As part of his annual transect of the delta, National Geographic Fellow Dr. Steve Boyes travels with his local and international team of Angolan, Namibian, and South African scientists and explorers to explore and protect the rivers – the lifeblood of this unique ecosystem.

National Geographic’s The Okavango Experience will be released to coincide with the television premiere of Into the Okavango, a feature-length documentary created by National Geographic Documentary Films, which chronicles this team of modern-day explorers on an epic four-month, 1,500-mile expedition across three countries to understand and protect the river system that feeds the Okavango Delta, one of our planet’s last wild places. The documentary premieres Friday, Dec. 14 at 9/8c on Nat Geo WILD.

National Geographic’s mission is to change the world through the combined power of science, exploration and storytelling. With the help of YouTube, National Geographic takes their audience one step closer to the stories, places and issues that matter. This partnership exemplifies National Geographic’s unique ability to inspire viewers to connect with the natural world and understand their place within it, by partnering with technology companies to embrace the latest and greatest in immersive storytelling.

As of December 11, the first episode of The Okavango Experience series will be accessible on National Geographic’s YouTube channel, website and on National Geographic’s VR app on Google’s Daydream platform, and successive episodes will be released weekly, on Tuesdays, thereafter. While the content has been created to be viewed in VR headsets, it can also be watched on desktop and mobile.

As part of the long-term partnership, National Geographic and YouTube plan to release two additional series in 2019. Each of the three series will serve to inspire audiences and connect them more closely with both National Geographic and parts of the world they may never have the chance to experience in-person.

 

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Kelsey Taylor, Kelsey.Taylor@natgeo.com, 202-912-6776

 

National Geographic Partners LLC

National Geographic Partners LLC (NGP), a joint venture between National Geographic and 21st Century Fox, is committed to bringing the world premium science, adventure and exploration content across an unrivaled portfolio of media assets. NGP combines the global National Geographic television channels (National Geographic Channel, Nat Geo WILD, Nat Geo MUNDO, Nat Geo PEOPLE) with National Geographic’s media and consumer-oriented assets, including National Geographic magazines; National Geographic studios; related digital and social media platforms; books; maps; children’s media; and ancillary activities that include travel, global experiences and events, archival sales, licensing and e-commerce businesses. Furthering knowledge and understanding of our world has been the core purpose of National Geographic for 130 years, and now we are committed to going deeper, pushing boundaries, going further for our consumers … and reaching millions of people around the world in 172 countries and 43 languages every month as we do it. NGP returns 27 percent of our proceeds to the nonprofit National Geographic Society to fund work in the areas of science, exploration, conservation and education. For more information visit natgeotv.com or nationalgeographic.com, or find us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, LinkedIn and Pinterest.

National Geographic Announces Winners of the 2018 National Geographic Photo Contest

Thu, 12/06/2018 - 14:56

WASHINGTON (Dec. 6, 2018)—Selected from nearly 10,000 entries, a photo of thousands of recalled Volkswagen and Audi cars sitting idly in the Mojave Desert has been chosen as the grand-prize winner of the 2018 National Geographic Photo Contest. The photo, titled “Unreal,” was captured by Jassen Todorov of the United States. He has won $5,000 and will have his winning image featured on the @NatGeo Instagram account.

A concert violinist by trade, Todorov began soaring above the ground in the early 2000s, eventually becoming a flight instructor and igniting his passion to visually capture the aerial world below—including both epic beauty and environmental challenges.

“When I fly long distances, I listen to a lot of music. I’m able to combine music, flying, and photography. Music has a lot to do with structure and composition, colors and patterns, moods and characters—when I am looking at a photo, I am thinking about the same things,” Todorov said.

Simultaneously flying, communicating with airport control, and photographing is a juggling act Todorov has refined over the years. What he was able to capture was incredible.

On the importance of the photo, Todorov said, “By capturing scenes like this one, I hope we will all become more conscious and more caring for our beautiful planet.”

Pim Volkers of Laren, Netherlands, won first place in the Wildlife category for a photo of wildebeest crossing the Mara River in Tanzania. Mia Collis of Westlands, Kenya, won first place in the People category for a portrait David Muyochokera on his last day working at his studio in Kibera, Nairobi.

Contestants submitted photographs in three categories – People, Places and Wildlife. Submitted photos also joined National Geographic’s photography community, Your Shot. The photos were judged by a panel of National Geographic photo editors. All of the winning photos, along with the honorable mentions, may be viewed at natgeo.com/photocontest.

For more on the winning photograph, see the full story HERE.

Press Contact:

Kelsey Taylor, kelsey.taylor@natgeo.com, (202) 912 6776

National Geographic Partners LLC

National Geographic Partners LLC (NGP), a joint venture between National Geographic and 21st Century Fox, is committed to bringing the world premium science, adventure and exploration content across an unrivaled portfolio of media assets. NGP combines the global National Geographic television channels (National Geographic Channel, Nat Geo WILD, Nat Geo MUNDO, Nat Geo PEOPLE) with National Geographic’s media and consumer-oriented assets, including National Geographic magazines; National Geographic studios; related digital and social media platforms; books; maps; children’s media; and ancillary activities that include travel, global experiences and events, archival sales, licensing and e-commerce businesses. Furthering knowledge and understanding of our world has been the core purpose of National Geographic for 130 years, and now we are committed to going deeper, pushing boundaries, going further for our consumers … and reaching millions of people around the world in 172 countries and 43 languages every month as we do it. NGP returns 27 percent of our proceeds to the nonprofit National Geographic Society to fund work in the areas of science, exploration, conservation and education. For more information visit natgeotv.com or nationalgeographic.com, or find us on FacebookTwitterInstagramGoogle+, YouTubeLinkedIn and Pinterest.

 

 

National Geographic Travel Reveals the Best Trips of 2019

Tue, 11/27/2018 - 12:00

National Geographic Traveler’s Editors and Explorers Identify 28 Essential Destinations and Experiences for the Year Ahead

WASHINGTON (Nov. 27, 2018) – With the publication of its annual Best Trips issue, National Geographic Traveler magazine reveals its 28 must-see destinations and travel experiences for 2019. Together, Traveler editors and National Geographic Explorers have selected their top places to travel across four categories: Cities, Nature, Culture, and Adventure.

The year’s Best Trips list is relevant, surprising and inspiring, highlighting a globe-spanning mix of destinations from the Peruvian Amazon to Kansas City, Missouri.

“Our Best Trips issue features 28 destinations and experiences that can inspire us, change our perspectives and connect us with cultures, places and ideas that matter in the world,” says George Stone, National Geographic Traveler editor in chief.  “The issue is packed with spectacular National Geographic photography and is driven by our mission to explore, conserve, respect and engage with our planet.”

National Geographic’s Best Trips destinations for 2019 are:

CITIES

  • Dakar, Senegal
  • Salvador, Brazil
  • Kansas City, Missouri
  • Toronto, Canada
  • Matera, Italy
  • Perth, Australia
  • Mexico City, Mexico

NATURE

  • Peruvian Amazon
  • Montenegro
  • Belize
  • Gorongosa National Park, Mozambique
  • South Walton County, Florida
  • Fanjingshan, China
  • Tahiti, French Polynesia

CULTURE

  • Cairo, Egypt
  • Hoang Lien Son, Vietnam
  • Galway, Ireland
  • Bauhaus Trail, Germany
  • Oakland, California
  • Vevey, Switzerland
  • Dordogne, France

ADVENTURE

  • Greenland
  • Bisti/De-Na-Zin Wilderness, New Mexico
  • Isla de los Estados, Argentina
  • Macedonia
  • Canterbury Region, New Zealand
  • Caño Cristales River, Colombia
  • Oman

The December/January 2019 issue of Traveler magazine, is now available on newsstands and online at NatGeoTravel.com/BestTrips2019.

The Best Trips digital experience includes highlights on each destination selected for the list as well as National Geographic’s iconic photography that transports audiences to the chosen locales. Visitors are able to dive even deeper into four of the Best Trips destinations—Mexico City, Tahiti, Dordogne and Oman—with feature stories in the issue.

National Geographic Traveler publishes six issues per year and is the world’s most widely read travel magazine, with 18 international editions. National Geographic Travel shares its inspiring and authoritative digital content, including trip inspiration, travel news, photo galleries and more with its @NatGeoTravel community of more than 50 million people.

To learn more about each destination, visit: NatGeoTravel.com/BestTrips2019.

Press images are available here:  Dropbox

 

National Geographic Partners LLC
National Geographic Partners LLC (NGP), a joint venture between National Geographic and 21st Century Fox, is committed to bringing the world premium science, adventure and exploration content across an unrivaled portfolio of media assets. NGP combines the global National Geographic television channels (National Geographic Channel, Nat Geo WILD, Nat Geo MUNDO, Nat Geo PEOPLE) with National Geographic’s media and consumer-oriented assets, including National Geographic magazines; National Geographic studios; related digital and social media platforms; books; maps; children’s media; and ancillary activities that include travel, global experiences and events, archival sales, licensing and e-commerce businesses. Furthering knowledge and understanding of our world has been the core purpose of National Geographic for 129 years, and now we are committed to going deeper, pushing boundaries, going further for our consumers … and reaching over 760 million people around the world in 172 countries and 43 languages every month as we do it. NGP returns 27 percent of our proceeds to the nonprofit National Geographic Society to fund work in the areas of science, exploration, conservation and education. For more information visit natgeotv.com or nationalgeographic.com, or find us on FacebookTwitterInstagramGoogle+, YouTubeLinkedIn and Pinterest.

 

CONTACT:     
Kelsey Taylor
202-912-6776
kelsey.taylor@natgeo.com

National Geographic: Symphony for Our World 2019 North America Tour Announced

Tue, 11/13/2018 - 15:11

National Geographic and Jason Michael Paul Entertainment, Inc., Bring Bleeding Fingers Music and National Geographic’s Vast Archives Together for a First-in-Class Symphonic Experience

Tour Across North America Kicks Off March 2019

 Presale for All Cities Begins November 13

Symphony for Our World Video Trailer

WASHINGTON – November 13, 2018 – National Geographic and Jason Michael Paul Entertainment, Inc., today announced an all-new tour for National Geographic: Symphony for Our World, which will visit more than 20 U.S. cities in 2019 (www.natgeo-symphony.com). Symphony for Our World combines stunning National Geographic natural history footage with an original symphony and theme created by Emmy- and BAFTA-nominated Bleeding Fingers Music. Featuring composers Austin Fray and Andrew Christie, the show brings audiences a breathtaking musical journey coupled with some of the world’s most incredible wildlife spectacles.

The tour kicks off in March 2019 and beginning today, people can visit NatGeo-Symphony.com and register their emails to receive a presale password to buy tickets before the general public. Presale tickets will be available beginning November 13 when passwords will be emailed to all registered customers.

Tickets go on sale to the general public for all cities on November 23 at www.NatGeo-Symphony.com.

TOUR CITIES AND DATES

 DATE                          CITY                            VENUE

March 2                       Memphis, TN              Orpheum Theatre

March 3                       Richmond, VA             Altria Theater

March 6                       Norfolk, VA                  Chrysler Hall

March 7                       Hartford, CT                Bushnell Performing Arts Center

March 21                     Columbus, OH            Ohio Theatre

March 25                     Cleveland, OH            Severance Hall

March 29                     Minneapolis, MN         Orpheum Theatre (Hennepin)

March 30                     Madison, WI                Overture Center for the Arts

March 31                     Chicago, IL                  Auditorium

April 4                          Ann Arbor, MI             Hill Auditorium

April 14                        Phoenix, AZ                Symphony Hall

April 24                        Edmonton, AB             Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium

April 25                        Calgary, AB                 Southern Alberta Jubilee

April 29                        San Francisco, CA     Davies Concert Hall

May 6                          San Jose, CA              Center for the Performing Arts

May 7                          Milwaukee, WI            The Riverside Theater

May 21                        Buffalo, NY                  Shea’s Buffalo Theatre

June 15                       Houston, TX                Jones Hall

June 22-23                  Dallas, TX                   Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center

Nov 2                          Tampa, FL                  Carol Morsani Hall

The inspiring 90-minute, live orchestral performance uses groundbreaking imagery and storytelling from over 130 years of National Geographic history matched in perfect synchronization with an orchestra and choir. The show is based on the national television broadcast of “Symphony for Our World,” an hour-long special that premiered globally earlier this year in 140 countries, commercial-free, on Nat Geo WILD.

Driven by a five-part composition, Symphony for Our World pairs artistry with science as it brings viewers from the depths of the sea, up to the coastlines, onto land, through mountains and finally into the sky. Each environment will be accompanied by a different orchestral movement, resulting in a powerful musical tribute to the beauty and wonders of our wild world.

“National Geographic has inspired generations to explore, understand and protect our world. Bringing this type of storytelling to life in symphony is an incredible honor,” said Jason Michael Paul, President of Jason Michael Paul Entertainment, Inc. “We’re bringing together everything I’ve learned from over 20 years in music production with National Geographic to create something truly special.

“Symphony for Our World has been thrilling audiences worldwide since it premiered last Earth Day,” said Gary Knell, Chairman of National Geographic Partners. “The show embodies our commitment to inspire people to care about the planet, now. We are happy to be bringing it to audiences in North America. Our partner, Jason Michael Paul Entertainment, Inc., has done a phenomenal job bringing National Geographic’s 130 years of storytelling to life in a new, incredibly moving format that enables audiences to better understand the world and their place in it.”

For more information, tour dates and tickets, visit www.natgeo-symphony.com. Additional updates are available on Twitter and Facebook.

 

About Jason Michael Paul Entertainment

A pioneer and leader in the live symphonic concert industry, Jason Michael Paul Entertainment, Inc. has been responsible for producing world-renowned concerts including events for The Three Tenors, Luciano Pavarotti, Dear Friends ~ Music from FINAL FANTASY, More Friends ~ Music from FINAL FANTASY, PLAY! A Video Game Symphony, rePLAY: Symphony of Heroes, The Legend of Zelda- 25th Anniversary Concerts and The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses. For more information, please visit https://jmpent.com.

About National Geographic Partners LLC

National Geographic Partners LLC (NGP), a joint venture between National Geographic and 21st Century Fox, is committed to bringing the world premium science, adventure and exploration content across an unrivaled portfolio of media assets. NGP combines the global National Geographic television channels (National Geographic Channel, Nat Geo WILD, Nat Geo MUNDO, Nat Geo PEOPLE) with National Geographic’s media and consumer-oriented assets, including National Geographic magazines; National Geographic studios; related digital and social media platforms; books; maps; children’s media; and ancillary activities that include travel, global experiences and events, archival sales, licensing and e-commerce businesses. Furthering knowledge and understanding of our world has been the core purpose of National Geographic for 130 years, and now we are committed to going deeper, pushing boundaries, going further for our consumers … and reaching millions of people around the world in 172 countries and 43 languages every month as we do it. NGP returns 27 percent of our proceeds to the nonprofit National Geographic Society to fund work in the areas of science, exploration, conservation and education. Visit natgeotv.com or nationalgeographic.com for more information, or find us on FacebookTwitterInstagramYouTubeLinkedIn and Pinterest.

About Bleeding Fingers Music

Emmy- and BAFTA-nominated Bleeding Fingers Music has assembled an exceptional and sonically diverse roster of composers to create superlative original film and television scores. Co-founded by Hans Zimmer, Extreme Music CEO Russell Emanuel, Steven Kofsky and SonyATV, the company’s core belief is that collaboration breeds innovation and working in an environment where the gifted are empowered to be adventurous, experimental and creatively generous results in extraordinary music. Our 20 state-of-the-art studios based on Zimmer’s world-renowned campus and our best-in-class production team allow us the ability to produce music at the very highest standard. Bleeding Fingers has created original music for productions including Fox’s The Simpsons, BBC’s Blue Planet IIPlanet Earth II, and Big Cats, National Geographic’s Diana: In Her Own Words and Challenger Disaster: Lost Tapes, Sony’s Snatch (TV), Netflix’s original Dope, History Channel’s Mountain Men and BBC America’s Superfly.

About Innovation Arts & Entertainment

Innovation Arts & Entertainment is a 17-year-old boutique, live entertainment producer based in Chicago, IL. IAE prides itself in producing events within the domain of Intelligent Entertainment, producing unique live experiences that result in expanding the knowledge and worldview of audiences that participate.  In the last five years alone, IAE has produced tours for Hillary Clinton, Anthony Bourdain, Neil DeGrasse Tyson, David Sedaris, and Chris and Martin Kratt from PBS.  In addition to Together Live 2018, other current touring projects include the North American Tour of Harry Potter In Concert, National Geographic’s Symphony for Our WorldDavid Sedaris’ 2018 and 2019 tours, and five new projects in development.   At IAE, we relish the opportunity to use the power of art, entertainment, information, and education in such a way that our audiences are changed for the better.

 

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Media Contacts:

Meg Calnan

National Geographic

202-912-6703

Meg.calnan@natgeo.com

 

John Tellem

Tellem Grody PR

310-210-8779

john@tellemgrodypr.com

MUMFORD & SONS CONFIRM EXCLUSIVE ALBUM SCREENINGS IN PARTNERSHIP WITH NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC

Mon, 11/12/2018 - 20:52

FOURTH STUDIO ALBUM DELTA OUT THIS FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 16

BAND CONFIRMS MASSIVE 63-DATE WORLDWIDE ARENA TOUR

Mumford & Sons will host listening events at movie theatres across North America this Thursday, November 15, allowing a select group of fans exclusive access to their fourth studio album, Delta, on the eve of its release. These screenings—held in Atlanta, Chicago, New York, Los Angeles, Washington, DC and Toronto—will feature the complete album audio accompanied by visuals directed and edited by Caleb Bardgett, Johnny Dunn and Kees van Dijkhuizen and curated in partnership with National Geographic. Of the concept, the band shares, “While we were recording and mixing Delta, we watched a lot of films on silent including some pretty epic wildlife films by National Geographic—like a vision-track to our soundtrack. So, we felt it would be a nice idea to let fans experience the record in this way too.”

Jill Cress, CMO of National Geographic, adds, “We are excited to have played a part in inspiring Mumford & Sons latest album and look forward to teaming up with the band to bring audiences a unique musical and visual experience they’ll never forget. By pairing the work of some of the world’s most talented filmmakers and photographers with the sounds of these award-winning musicians, we hope to give people an even greater appreciation and understanding of the planet and the importance of protecting it.”

Now available for pre-sale on Gentlemen of the Road/Glassnote Records, Delta was produced by Paul Epworth, written collectively by the band and recorded at London’s The Church Studios.

Already receiving widespread acclaim, the first single, “Guiding Light,” recently enjoyed one of the biggest add weeks ever at both Alternative and AAA radio—closing out every station at both panels. The single currently sits at #1 on AAA (three straight weeks) and his headed into the top 5 at Alternative. Watch the single’s official music video—which was directed by Joe Connor (Sam Smith, Coldplay) and features the band up close and personal, interacting with their fans—HERE. Moreover, a second song from the album, “If I Say,” which features string arrangement by renowned British film score composer Sally Herbert, recently premiered as Zane Lowe’s World Record on Beats1. Listen/share HERE.

Earlier this fall, the band debuted ”Guiding Light” on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” with special guests The Roots. Watch the performance HERE. Marcus Mumford also joined host Jimmy Fallon as a guest on the couch. Watch the interview HERE. Additionally, Rolling Stone calls the single, “wildly experimental…Delta has the band incorporating elements of electronica, rap, jazz and other sonic territory rarely visited,” while Paste asserts, “If it’s any indication of how Delta will sound as a whole, this could shape up to be the band’s most experimental album yet.”

In celebration of the album, the band will embark on an extensive 63-date worldwide arena tour this fall featuring a groundbreaking new in-the-round stage design. Kicking off November 16 in Dublin, the tour will span throughout next spring and includes fall North American stops at Philadelphia’s Wells Fargo Center (sold out), Boston’s TD Garden (sold out), New York’s Madison Square Garden (two nights, first sold out), DC’s Capital One Arena (sold out) and Toronto’s Scotiabank Arena (two nights, first sold out). Special guest Maggie Rogers will join as support. The band’s largest tour to date, the Delta Tour 2018/2019 includes over 800,000 tickets, which are now on sale via https://www.mumfordandsons.com/live. See below for complete tour details.

Marking ten years since Mumford & Sons made their meteoric debut, the new music follows 2015’s Wilder Mind, which debuted at No. 1 in the U.S., U.K., Australia Canada, Ireland, the Netherlands and Norway and, most recently, 2016’s collaborative Johannesburg mini album. Previous LPs include 2012’s Babel, which was awarded the 2013 Grammy for Album of the Year, and their 2009 debut, Sigh No More.

Mumford & Sons are Ben Lovett, Marcus Mumford, Ted Dwane and Winston Marshall.

MUMFORD & SONS – DELTA TOUR 2018/2019

November 16—Dublin, Ireland—3 Arena* (SOLD OUT)
November 18—Belfast, Ireland—SSE Arena* (SOLD OUT)
November 20—Glasgow, Scotland—SSE Hydro*
November 21—Manchester, U.K.Manchester Arena*
November 23—Birmingham, U.K.Genting Arena* (SOLD OUT)
November 24—Sheffield, U.K.Fly DSA Arena*
November 25—Newcastle, U.K.Metro Radio Arena* (SOLD OUT)
November 27—Nottingham, U.K.Motorpoint Arena*
November 28—Cardiff, U.K.Motorpoint Arena* (SOLD OUT)
November 29—London, U.K.O2 Arena* (SOLD OUT)
December 1—Leeds, U.K.First Direct Arena* (SOLD OUT)
December 2—Liverpool, U.K.Echo Arena*
December 7—Philadelphia, PA—Wells Fargo Center* (SOLD OUT)
December 9—Boston, MA—TD Garden* (SOLD OUT)
December 10—New York, NY—Madison Square Garden* (SOLD OUT)
December 11—New York, NY—Madison Square Garden*
December 14—Washington DC—Capital One Arena* (SOLD OUT)
December 17—Toronto, ON—Scotiabank Arena* (SOLD OUT)
December 18—Toronto, ON—Scotiabank Arena*
January 12Auckland, New ZealandThe Outer Fields at Western Springs†
January 15Brisbane, Australia—Entertainment Centre‡
January 18Sydney, Australia—Qudos Bank Arena‡
January 22Melbourne, Australia—Sidney Myer Music Bowl‡ (SOLD OUT)
January 23Melbourne, Australia—Sidney Myer Music Bowl‡
January 24Adelaide, Australia—Entertainment Centre‡
January 27Perth, Australia—RAC Arena‡
February 27Providence, RI—Dunkin Donuts Center
February 28Hartford, CT—XL Center
March 2Albany, NY—Times Union Center
March 4Montreal, QC—Bell Centre
March 5Ottawa, ON—Canadian Tire Center
March 8Buffalo, NY—KeyBank Center
March 9Cleveland, OH—Quicken Loans Arena
March 11Columbus, OH—Nationwide Arena
March 12Lexington, KY—Rupp Arena
March 14Pittsburgh, PA—PPG Paints Arena
March 16Charlottesville, VA—John Paul Jones Arena
March 17Raleigh, NC—PNC Arena
March 18Charleston, SC—North Charleston Coliseum
March 20Atlanta, GA—State Farm Arena
March 22Nashville, TN—Bridgestone Arena
March 23Birmingham, AL—Legacy Arena at The BJCC
March 25Indianapolis, IN—Bankers Life Field House
March 27Detroit, MI—Little Caesars Arena
March 29Chicago, IL—United Center (SOLD OUT)
March 30Madison, WI—Kohl Center (SOLD OUT)
March 31Milwaukee, WI—Fiserv Forum
April 25Lisbon, Portugal—Altice Arena
April 27Barcelona, Spain—Palau Sant Jordi
April 29Milan, Italy—Medialanum Forum
May 1Munich, Germany—Olympiahalle
May 3Vienna, Austria—Stadthalle
May 5Basel, Switzerland—St. Jakobshalle
May 7Paris, France—Zenith
May 8Luxembourg, Luxembourg—Rockhal
May 9Amsterdam, Netherlands—Ziggo Dome (SOLD OUT)
May 11Berlin, Germany—Mercedes Benz Arena
May 13Frankfurt, Germany—Festhalle
May 15Cologne, Germany—Lanxess Arena
May 17Copenhagen, Denmark—Royal Arena
May 18Gothenburg, Sweden—Scandinavium (SOLD OUT)
May 19Oslo, Norway—Spektrum
May 21Stockholm, Sweden—Ericsson Globe

*with special guest Maggie Rogers
†Gentlemen of the Road with Leon Bridges, Michael Kiwanuka, Angie McMahon, Sam Fender
‡with special guest Michael Kiwanuka

National Geographic Press Contact:
Courtney Rowe, courtney.rowe@natgeo.com, 202-912-6715

Sacks & Co. Press Contact:
Carla Sacks, carla@sacksco.com, 212-741-1000
Asha Goodman, asha.goodman@sacksco.com, 615-320-7753 

Glassnote Records Press Contact:
Lauren Papapietro, lauren@glassnotemusic.com, 646-214-6000

ALL OVER THE MAP: A Cartographic Odyssey

Thu, 11/08/2018 - 22:17

By Betsy Mason & Greg Miller

 

“Maps are one of the best tools ever invented for illustrating and exchanging ideas.”

—From the Introduction by Betsy Mason and Greg Miller

In this beautifully illustrated volume, award-winning journalists Betsy Mason and Greg Miller explore maps from a wide range of sources that tell vastly different stories. All Over the Map (National Geographic Books, On Sale: October 30th, 2018, $50/hardcover ISBN: 978-1-4262-1972-6) was created by map lovers, for map lovers. It explores the captivating stories behind maps throughout history and illuminates how the art of cartography thrives today. This electric collection includes everything from ancient maps of dragon-filled seas to the maps made in secret by the Soviet Army during the Cold War.

All Over the Map is composed of nine chapters that weave through a diverse compilation of maps: Waterways, Cities, Conflict and Crisis, Landscapes, Economies, Science, Human Experiences, Worlds, and Art and Imagination. Readers can explore visual representations of human experiences, from Prohibition in New York City to Chicago’s ganglands in 1927 to 17th century pirates seeing the coast of South America for the first time. These cartographic masterpieces are sure to ignite any reader’s imagination and inspire them to explore further.

The striking layout, designed by former art directors of Rolling Stone, walks readers through visualizations of some of pop culture’s most recognized destinations, such as the schematics of the Death Star and a map of Westeros from Game of Thrones. With a vast assortment of topics and interestingly witty text, All Over the Map is sure to be a conversation starter for any adventurous reader.

Included in All Over the Map:

  • Charting the Mississippi’s many paths
  • Images from a pirate’s pilfered atlas
  • Mapping a city’s history through buildings
  • Cartography of war and strife
  • And more!

 

About the Authors

Betsy Mason and Greg Miller are co-authors of the popular National Geographic cartography blog All Over the Map. 

Betsy Mason is a science journalist based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Previously she was the online science editor for Wired, where she built an award-winning science section, and the science reporter for the Contra Costa Times. She was a Knight Science Journalism Fellow at MIT for the 2015-2016 academic year. Before becoming a journalist, Mason earned a master’s degree in geology from Stanford.

Greg Miller is a science and tech journalist based in Portland, Oregon. Previously he was a senior writer at Wired and a staff writer at Science, where he won several honors. Miller earned a Ph.D in neuroscience at Stanford University. He has appeared on public radio’s Science Friday to discuss maps and has given talks on a wide variety of cartography-related topics.

About National Geographic Partners LLC

National Geographic Partners LLC (NGP), a joint venture between National Geographic and 21st Century Fox, is committed to bringing the world premium science, adventure and exploration content across an unrivaled portfolio of media assets. NGP combines the global National Geographic television channels (National Geographic Channel, Nat Geo WILD, Nat Geo MUNDO, Nat Geo PEOPLE) with National Geographic’s media and consumer-oriented assets, including National Geographic magazines; National Geographic studios; related digital and social media platforms; books; maps; children’s media; and ancillary activities that include travel, global experiences and events, archival sales, licensing and e-commerce businesses. Furthering knowledge and understanding of our world has been the core purpose of National Geographic for 130 years, and now we are committed to going deeper, pushing boundaries, going further for our consumers … and reaching millions of people around the world in 172 countries and 43 languages every month as we do it. NGP returns 27 percent of our proceeds to the nonprofit National Geographic Society to fund work in the areas of science, exploration, conservation and education. For more information visit natgeotv.com or nationalgeographic.com, or find us on FacebookTwitterInstagramYouTubeLinkedIn and Pinterest.

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For review copies or media inquiries, please contact:

Chandler Hueth | chandler.hueth@natgeo.com | 202.791.2425

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC LAUNCHES STARSTRUCK, A CELEBRATION OF SPACE ACROSS ITS LOBAL NETWORKS, MAGAZINES, BOOKS AND MORE  

Thu, 11/01/2018 - 16:23

Starstruck Kicks Off With Second Season of Critically Acclaimed Series MARS and Fifth Season of Emmy-Nominated Series STARTALK With Neil deGrasse Tyson

Event to Also Include Two New Specials: MARS: INSIDE SPACE X and MISSION TO THE SUN, Plus Fall Book Releases “Space Atlas” and “Apollo to the Moon”

Starstruck Continues Into 2019 With a New Season of COSMOS and Weeklong Celebration of the 50-Year Anniversary of Apollo 11 Lunar Landing in July

Visit New Starstruck Portal for All Things Space, Including National Geographic Space Photography and In-Depth Reporting on the Latest Space News

 

WASHINGTON (Nov. 1, 2018) – For 130 years, National Geographic has been helping people explore the unknown, from the deepest oceans to the farthest reaches of the universe. Today, National Geographic announced that it will embark on a new storytelling odyssey, exploring the past, present and future of space across its vast media and entertainment platforms with Starstruck: National Geographic’s Yearlong Celebration of Space.

The yearlong commitment to presenting the best of space content kicked off today with the launch of the Starstruck Space Portal, as well as the recent release of National Geographic’s updated “Space Atlas.” The celebration continues Nov. 4 with an all-day marathon of the critically acclaimed series One Strange Rock beginning at 10 a.m., and with new seasons of MARS and STARTALK with Neil deGrasse Tyson in an intergalactic block of programming that premieres Monday, Nov. 12.

Additionally, two new specials will air this fall: MARS: INSIDE SPACE X also on Nov. 12, and MISSION TO THE SUN on Nov. 19.

Culminating with the 50th anniversary of the historic Apollo 11 moon landing next July and a coinciding week of blockbuster Apollo programming on National Geographic channel, Starstruck will rally National Geographic’s unrivaled portfolio of storytelling platforms around the spirit of space exploration, and the nostalgia, curiosity and feeling of limitless possibility that it brings.

Starting today, Natgeo.com/Starstruck will be National Geographic’s one-stop digital hub for all things space. Highlights of the content across all platforms include:

OUT-OF-THIS-WORLD TV PROGRAMMING:

  • Season 2 of Nat Geo’s groundbreaking, genre-busting, hit docudrama MARS premieres Nov. 12 at 9/8c.
  • A new season of the award-winning STARTALK with Neil deGrasse Tyson debuts Nov. 12 at 11/10c.
  • MARS: INSIDE SPACEX, premiering Monday, Nov. 12, at 8/7c, is an unprecedented glimpse into one of the world’s most revolutionary companies’ plan to make Mars home. Filmed over the course of three years, this journey will take viewers behind the scenes with Elon Musk and his engineers as they persevere amid both disheartening setbacks and huge triumphs to advance the space industry faster than thought possible.
  • MISSION TO THE SUN, debuting Nov. 19 at 8/7c, goes behind the scenes as NASA preps for the launch of the Parker Probe, a historic quest to explore the last great frontier of our solar system — the sun. The special will feature new NASA footage, interviews and animations to further capture this groundbreaking mission, and a behind-the-scenes look at the exclusive team of NASA scientists who have made this skillfully planned endeavor a reality.
  • A brand-new season of EXPLORER programming will launch Nov. 12 at 10/9c, with a special Starstruck episode featuring space lemurs, flat earthers and real space cowboys, premiering Dec. 10.
  • Following a wildly successful run in 2014 as the most-watched series ever on National Geographic Channels internationally — seen by more than 135 million people worldwide on National Geographic and FOX — the highly anticipated Emmy award-winning worldwide phenomenon COSMOS returns this spring with COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS. Neil deGrasse Tyson, the famed pop-culture icon, astrophysicist and host of the Emmy-nominated StarTalk, returns as host of COSMOS.
  • A special week of Apollo programming in July shines a light on the grit and glory of the Apollo missions and a look at the new era of space travel and exploration.

LATEST SPACE NEWS, SKY WATCH GUIDES AND STUNNING PHOTOGRAPHY:

  • Up-to-the-date reporting from National Geographic’s prize-winning editorial team on the Starstruck news page, including live news coverage of the NASA InSight Mars landing (Nov. 26) and the NASA Kuiper Belt flyby (set for Jan. 1), the latest insights on the upcoming blood moon eclipse, and more
  • Exciting National Geographic magazine space content, debuting in various issues over the next year, including an essay from November guest contributor Bill Nye on space sailing, and future features celebrating the 50th anniversary of the moon landing
  • Monthly sky-watching guides, best space pictures of the month and a spacecraft love letter series (featuring first-person essays written by journalists, scientists, educators and enthusiasts who have a personal connection with the space probe), starting this month on the Starstruck portal

NEW SPACE-THEMED BOOKS, FEATURING ALL THE WONDERS OF THE COSMOS:

ONE-OF-A-KIND EXPERIENCES AND OTHER INTERSTELLAR CONTENT

  • International NG Live events with ISS commander and “View From Above” author Terry Virts, as well as COSMOS writer and producer Ann Druyan
  • Special classroom and public events about the latest mysteries and discoveries in our universe, with partners like NASA
  • Curated lists of the best National Geographic trips and lodges where travelers have the opportunity to experience out-of-this-world night sky events
  • A Ron Howard-curated “Places We Love” feature in the December 2018/January 2019 issue of National Geographic Traveler, recommending Earth destinations that are enhanced by our love of space
  • Ongoing space-related research on Nat Geo’s Open Explorer platform that invites users to join in the discoveries

From the very dawn of the space age, National Geographic has covered the science, mystery and adventures of space exploration with unrivaled access, in-depth news reporting and cutting-edge science and technology.

In 1935, National Geographic and the U.S. Army Air Corps jointly launched aeronauts into sky in the Explorer II Stratosphere Balloon, helping to pave the way for the space program and marking a manned altitude record that lasted for 21 years. Later, in recognition of National Geographic’s contributions to space research and photography, astronaut John Glenn carried the National Geographic flag on the first U.S. manned orbital space flight in 1962. And on July 16, 1969, a National Geographic flag was again vaulted into the sky on the 238,000-mile voyage to the moon, with Neil Armstrong observing to his team that it was a privilege that the flag that had “accompanied every major recent expedition,” should also accompany the first one ever to set foot on the lunar surface. In 1977, National Geographic was part of the curation of the Golden Record, and more recently, presented the first-ever Instagram Live from the International Space Station with Will Smith in April 2018.

With Starstruck, National Geographic aims to once again inspire people to “look up” by bringing the awe and wonder of space to audiences around the world.

“National Geographic has always sought to tell stories that matter, to create content that inspires others to explore the greatest depths of Earth and our universe,” said Gary Knell, chairman of National Geographic Partners. “This year, we’re excited to set our sights on space. As we prepare to celebrate the 50-year anniversary of the historic lunar landing, we’re leveraging the power and reach of National Geographic’s global media platforms and the expertise of National Geographic explorers and scientists who are actively exploring the cosmos to extend our love of space to millions around the world.”

“We’re thrilled to share this slate of entertaining, mind- and genre-bending space content that begs audiences to consider the worlds beyond,” added Courteney Monroe, CEO of National Geographic Global Networks. “We can’t wait for viewers to experience the power of space exploration that’s at the heart of this year’s Starstruck storytelling across platforms, and to become as curious and inspired by the cosmos as we are here at Nat Geo.”

“From the dawn of the space age to our quest to explore Mars and beyond, National Geographic has chronicled all the wonder and promise of the cosmos,” said Susan Goldberg, editorial director at National Geographic Partners and editor in chief of National Geographic magazine. “We covered the first orbital flight in June 1962, mapped the moon in February 1969 and shared all the details of the Apollo 11 lunar landing with a special cover issue in 1969. We’re excited to continue this tradition of in-depth, high-quality space journalism over the course of the next year with Starstruck.”

As the world prepares to look back at a historic anniversary, National Geographic is excited to look ahead at the next chapter of space exploration. Share in the wonder and stay tuned for further plans to inspire everyday explorers at NatGeo.com/Starstruck.

Useful links:

  • Watch the Starstruck launch video here.
  • Catch the latest Starstruck news here.
  • Media photos available here.

 

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About National Geographic

National Geographic Partners LLC (NGP), a joint venture between National Geographic and 21st Century Fox, is committed to bringing the world premium science, adventure and exploration content across an unrivaled portfolio of media assets. NGP combines the global National Geographic television channels (National Geographic Channel, Nat Geo WILD, Nat Geo MUNDO, Nat Geo PEOPLE) with National Geographic’s media and consumer-oriented assets, including National Geographic magazines; National Geographic studios; related digital and social media platforms; books; maps; children’s media; and ancillary activities that include travel, global experiences and events, archival sales, licensing and e-commerce businesses. Furthering knowledge and understanding of our world has been the core purpose of National Geographic for 130 years, and now we are committed to going deeper, pushing boundaries, going further for our consumers … and reaching millions of people around the world in 172 countries and 43 languages every month as we do it. NGP returns 27 percent of our proceeds to the nonprofit National Geographic Society to fund work in the areas of science, exploration, conservation and education. For more information visit natgeotv.com or nationalgeographic.com, or find us on FacebookTwitterInstagramYouTubeLinkedIn and Pinterest.

 

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NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC PARTNERS WITH WATTPAD FOR PLANET OR PLASTIC? INITIATIVE

Mon, 10/15/2018 - 15:08

National Geographic Joins Wattpad to Raise Awareness of the Global Plastic Crisis, Inspire Wattpad Users to Preserve the Planet

TORONTO (October 15, 2018)–National Geographic and Wattpad, the global multiplatform entertainment company for original stories, today announced that they are joining forces to raise awareness of the global plastic crisis through a creative storytelling challenge.

As the amount of plastic in the world’s oceans continues to grow, National Geographic has announced a global commitment to help tackle this pressing problem, launching a multiyear “Planet or Plastic?” initiative aimed at raising awareness about the global plastic crisis and reducing the amount of plastic that reaches the world’s oceans.

Today, as an extension of its Planet or Plastic? initiative, National Geographic (@NationalGeographic) joined Wattpad to launch a global story contest, asking writers to explore the alarming impact of plastic on the environment, with the aim of inspiring the next generation to do their part to protect the environment through creative storytelling and artistic activism.

By sharing stories with the hashtag #PlanetOrPlastic, Wattpad users will be able to inspire others to take the pledge to reduce the amount of single-use plastic in their lives. Participants in the contest will also get the chance to have their stories featured on NationalGeographic.com.

“Eight million tons of plastic flow into the ocean every year, impacting marine life and doing irreparable damage to our world,” said Jill Cress, Chief Marketing and Communications Officer at National Geographic Partners. “Storytelling is among the most impactful forms of advocating for positive change, and by partnering with Wattpad we will engage a passionate, global community of readers and writers to help inspire the next generation of stewards for our planet.”

“At Wattpad, we understand the power of storytelling to raise awareness for social causes,” said Chris Stefanyk, Head of Brand Partnerships at Wattpad. “Every day we see millions of writers use their creative voices to take a stand for social issues. We are honored to welcome National Geographic to our platform and use storytelling to further educate our community on ways to preserve the planet.”

You can find the new National Geographic profile at www.wattpad.com/user/NationalGeographic. You can join National Geographic’s efforts by pledging your commitment to reduce their use of single-use plastic at natgeo.com/plasticpledge.

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About Wattpad

Wattpad’s vision is to entertain and connect the world through stories. The global multiplatform entertainment company uses the power of community and technology to enable the creation and distribution of content across a variety of formats. Its flagship app, Wattpad, is home to a community of more than 65 million people who spend over 22 billion minutes a month engaged in original stories. Tap by Wattpad, the company’s second storytelling product, offers short, chat-based stories in over a dozen languages. Wattpad Studios co-produces stories for film, television, digital and print, together with industry partners. Wattpad Brand Solutions offers a full suite of advertising products to help brands build deep engagement with Millennial and Gen Z consumers. The company is proudly based in Toronto, Canada. Learn more at: company.wattpad.com

 

About National Geographic

National Geographic Partners LLC (NGP), a joint venture between National Geographic and 21st Century Fox, is committed to bringing the world premium science, adventure and exploration content across an unrivaled portfolio of media assets. NGP combines the global National Geographic television channels (National Geographic Channel, Nat Geo WILD, Nat Geo MUNDO, Nat Geo PEOPLE) with National Geographic’s media and consumer-oriented assets, including National Geographic magazines; National Geographic studios; related digital and social media platforms; books; maps; children’s media; and ancillary activities that include travel, global experiences and events, archival sales, licensing and e-commerce businesses. Furthering knowledge and understanding of our world has been the core purpose of National Geographic for 130 years, and now we are committed to going deeper, pushing boundaries, going further for our consumers … and reaching millions of people around the world in 172 countries and 43 languages every month as we do it. NGP returns 27 percent of our proceeds to the nonprofit National Geographic Society to fund work in the areas of science, exploration, conservation and education. For more information visit natgeotv.com or nationalgeographic.com, or find us on FacebookTwitterInstagramYouTubeLinkedIn and Pinterest.

National Geographic Announces Initiative to Donate 1,000 Underwater Drones to Explore the Ocean

Mon, 10/15/2018 - 15:08

The S.E.E. Initiative launches on Open Explorer, National Geographic’s digital platform created for the science, conservation and exploration community

National Geographic and OpenROV are joining forces to foster ocean exploration and empower communities with new tools and resources to further their work

Washington, D.C. (October 15, 2018) – National Geographic has partnered with OpenROV to launch the Science Exploration Education (S.E.E.) Initiative, a pioneering effort to explore the ocean. In 2019, the S.E.E. Initiative will donate 1,000 underwater drones to explore, monitor and protect marine environments, thanks to funding from a coalition of supporters, including the Avatar Alliance Foundation, Rolex, the Gordon & Betty Moore Foundation, OceanX and a number of private philanthropists.

“We need more people exploring the ocean,” says James Cameron, National Geographic Explorer-at-Large. “We need them to feel the sense of curiosity and wonder that drives all science and exploration. Putting these tools in the hands of scientists, students and educators through the partnership between National Geographic and OpenROV is exciting.”

The recipients of OpenROV’s Trident drones will document their fieldwork and research on Open Explorer, National Geographic’s community platform for explorers and scientists. Open Explorer is an online community and digital field journal created to provide explorers and scientists a place to document, share and collaborate on expeditions in real-time, directly from the field. Created and structured by the Avatar Alliance Foundation, the S.E.E. Initiative builds on the momentum of the Open Explorer community, and engages audiences around the world in solving the local and global conservation challenges facing us today.

“One of the limiting factors for understanding the ocean is the risks, costs, and accessibility issues of experiencing these underwater ecosystems,” says David Lang, National Geographic Explorer and co-founder of OpenROV. “Many researchers, citizen scientists and underfunded conservation efforts don’t have the resources to monitor, study and explore. And we need that data to make informed conservation and policy decisions. The S.E.E. Initiative is an effort to empower people of all backgrounds to help tell these ocean stories in a more meaningful way.”

Researchers, citizen scientists, educators, nonprofits, and students can apply for sponsor-funded Trident ROVs through Open Explorer. Qualifying and interested groups and individuals are encouraged to apply for a robot for any marine project, and to follow the work of others through Open Explorer, which will be hosting the countless stories and projects that demonstrate the impact these drones are making in the name of science, conservation, and exploration.

“There’s never been a better time to be a curious person. New tools and technologies, like the Trident, are making science and exploration accessible,” Lang says “We’re helping people experience their world in a new and profound way. It’s not virtual reality. It’s not augmented reality. It’s just reality — the beauty, wonder and mystery of the unexplored world below the surface.”

For more information about Open Explorer and the S.E.E. Initiative, see the website here. Read more about this journey and the researchers and explorers behind it here.

About National Geographic Partners LLC

National Geographic Partners LLC (NGP), a joint venture between National Geographic and 21st Century Fox, is committed to bringing the world premium science, adventure and exploration content across an unrivaled portfolio of media assets. NGP combines the global National Geographic television channels (National Geographic Channel, Nat Geo WILD, Nat Geo MUNDO, Nat Geo PEOPLE) with National Geographic’s media and consumer-oriented assets, including National Geographic magazines; National Geographic studios; related digital and social media platforms; books; maps; children’s media; and ancillary activities that include travel, global experiences and events, archival sales, licensing and e-commerce businesses. Furthering knowledge and understanding of our world has been the core purpose of National Geographic for 130 years, and now we are committed to going deeper, pushing boundaries, going further for our consumers and reaching millions of people around the world in 172 countries and 43 languages every month as we do it. NGP returns 27 percent of our proceeds to the nonprofit National Geographic Society to fund work in the areas of science, exploration, conservation and education. For more information visit natgeotv.com or nationalgeographic.com, or find us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, LinkedIn and Pinterest.

About OpenROV

OpenROV designs and manufacturers professional exploration tools. The Trident Underwater Drone allows users to pilot the underwater remotely operated vehicle (ROV) down to depths of 100m and streams live video back to their smartphone or tablet. Learn more at OpenROV.com.

 

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Kelsey Taylor, kelsey.taylor@natgeo.com, 202-912-6776

National Geographic Launches 2018 Photo Contest

Mon, 10/15/2018 - 12:00

Entries accepted until November 15 at 12 p.m. EST

WASHINGTON (Oct. 15, 2018) – National Geographic invites photographers from around the world to enter the 2018 National Geographic Photo Contest. The grand-prize winner will receive $5,000 (USD) and a feature on National Geographic’s Instagram account, @natgeo.

Eligible contestants can visit natgeo.com/photocontest to submit photographs in any or all of three categories: Wildlife, People and Places. Once submitted, contest entries will join Your Shot, National Geographic’s online photo community, where members can comment on photos and share their favorites. The entry fees begin at $10 (USD) per entry for Week 1 and increase weekly as follows: $15 for Week 2, $20 for Week 3 and $25 for Week 4. There is no limit to the number of submissions per entrant. Entries must be in digital format and submitted electronically. The contest ends Thursday, Nov. 15, at 12 p.m. EST.

“The photo contest is an exciting opportunity for photographers from all corners of the globe to show us their unique perspectives on the people, places and wildlife they encounter in their own lives, said Jennifer Samuel, a National Geographic photo editor and judge for this year’s contest. “I hope we receive a broad range of diverse and innovative entries this year and encourage people to apply.”

One first-place winner will be chosen from each of the three categories, and the winning photographs will be published on the @natgeo Instagram feed. The first-place winner will receive $2,500, second place will receive $1,500 and third place will receive $750. The overall grand-prize winner will be chosen from the three category winners and will be announced in December 2018.

For details and official contest rules, please visit natgeo.com/photocontest.

 

PRESS CONTACT:

Kelsey Taylor

kelsey.taylor@natgeo.com

(202) 912 6776

 

About National Geographic
National Geographic Partners LLC (NGP), a joint venture between National Geographic and 21st Century Fox, is committed to bringing the world premium science, adventure and exploration content across an unrivaled portfolio of media assets. NGP combines the global National Geographic television channels (National Geographic Channel, Nat Geo WILD, Nat Geo MUNDO, Nat Geo PEOPLE) with National Geographic’s media and consumer-oriented assets, including National Geographic magazines; National Geographic studios; related digital and social media platforms; books; maps; children’s media; and ancillary activities that include travel, global experiences and events, archival sales, licensing and e-commerce businesses. Furthering knowledge and understanding of our world has been the core purpose of National Geographic for 130 years, and now we are committed to going deeper, pushing boundaries, going further for our consumers … and reaching millions of people around the world in 172 countries and 43 languages every month as we do it. NGP returns 27 percent of our proceeds to the nonprofit National Geographic Society to fund work in the areas of science, exploration, conservation and education. For more information visit natgeotv.com or nationalgeographic.com, or find us on FacebookTwitterInstagramYouTubeLinkedIn and Pinterest.

 

 

 

National Geographic Pairs Contemporary Photography with Historic Collection in “THEN AND NOW” Flash Print Sale

Fri, 10/05/2018 - 16:20

Signed or Officially Stamped 8×10 Prints for $100. Nine Days Only.

 

WASHINGTON (October 5, 2018)—A dedication to visual storytelling has been at the core of National Geographic for over a century, and to celebrate this legacy, National Geographic Image Collection has launched a flash sale of prints, FROM THE ARCHIVES: THEN AND NOW. The flash sale will feature 20 contemporary and historic works from National Geographic’s historic vault of images. Prints will be available to buy as signed or stamped 8” x 10” unframed prints, priced at $100 (USD) each at NatGeoPrintSale.com.

Each archival work is thematically paired with a contemporary take on the same subject by some of the most renowned National Geographic photographers and artists. From modern day Tokyo to small town living, to endangered animals and big game hunters, these works highlight artistic connections between the living masters of photography and the groundbreaking artists of National Geographic’s past. Contemporary photographers taking part in the sale include Joel Sartore, David Guttenfelder, Jodi Cobb and Jimmy Chin.

The sale, presented by National Geographic Image Collection (formerly Nat Geo Creative), is a tribute to National Geographic’s legacy of capturing the world’s most iconic and inspiring imagery. National Geographic is overseeing the production of the premium, unframed prints, which will be made on acid-free archival paper and signed by the respective photographer or, for historic prints, stamped with the National Geographic seal.

“For the latest flash sale, FROM THE ARCHIVES: THEN AND NOW, our editors have created pairs of images that reflect the heart of the National Geographic Image Collection,” said Alice Keating, SVP of Photography Business Strategy at National Geographic Partners. “Some are historic firsts in photography, milestones that changed the artform forever; others are photographs charged to inspire conservation and some are light-hearted looks at everyday life. With this flash sale, everyone has the opportunity to own visual treasures from one of the world’s most significant photographic collections.”

The FROM THE ARCHIVES: THEN AND NOW Flash Sale is live online from October 5, 9 a.m. EDT through October 13, 11:59 p.m. EDT.

About National Geographic
National Geographic Partners LLC (NGP), a joint venture between National Geographic and 21st Century Fox, is committed to bringing the world premium science, adventure and exploration content across an unrivaled portfolio of media assets. NGP combines the global National Geographic television channels (National Geographic Channel, Nat Geo WILD, Nat Geo MUNDO, Nat Geo PEOPLE) with National Geographic’s media and consumer-oriented assets, including National Geographic magazines; National Geographic studios; related digital and social media platforms; books; maps; children’s media; and ancillary activities that include travel, global experiences and events, archival sales, licensing and e-commerce businesses. Furthering knowledge and understanding of our world has been the core purpose of National Geographic for 130 years, and now we are committed to going deeper, pushing boundaries, going further for our consumers … and reaching millions of people around the world in 172 countries and 43 languages every month as we do it. NGP returns 27 percent of our proceeds to the nonprofit National Geographic Society to fund work in the areas of science, exploration, conservation and education. For more information visit natgeotv.com or nationalgeographic.com, or find us on FacebookTwitterInstagramYouTubeLinkedIn and Pinterest.

 

PRESS CONTACT:

Kelsey Taylor

kelsey.taylor@natgeo.com

(202) 912 6776