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Published on May 6th, 2013 | by Christopher Moriarty

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The Top 100 Travel Photographers in the World for 2013
The world is an exciting place but not many of us get to see it all. Thankfully, the art of photography lets intrepid explorers and holiday experts capture some of the most inspiring, intriguing and downright striking images from across the globe. In an era when everyone is armed with a camera on their mobile phones and fancies their abilities to spice up boring shots with Instagram and the like, it takes a special kind of photographer to really make their own images stand out.

Luckily, there are hordes of highly skilled snappers out there with the ability to photograph the most exciting destinations in all their glory.

Here is our list of the Top 100 Travel Photographers, complete with their Twitter, website or Google+ details so you can keep track of their ongoing journeys:

Gary Arndt

Not only an expert in inspirational photos, but inspirational lifestyles too having flogged his house six years ago to go travelling – and never stopping. Stunning images gathered across all seven continents are continually added to. A multi-award winning photographer with more than 116,000 Twitter followers keeping up to date with his movements.

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Twitter: @EverywhereTrip
Website: Everything-Everywhere.com

Pat Kennedy Corlin

From haunting portraits of beautiful owls in the wild to calming shots of sunsets over Cambodia, colourful pubs in Ireland to snow-capped mountains in Nevada, Pat Corlin’s photography stirs up plenty of emotions, but most of all make you want to dive right in and see the places for yourself.

Website: Google+

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#1 BUCKET LIST ITEM SINCE I WAS 10 YEARS OLD … TRAVEL TO AFRICA … CHECK!!!!!

The Giving Lens is absolutely thrilled to be offering up this chance to take a team of photographers to volunteer in majestic Tanzania. Located in East Africa, next to Kenya, Tanzania is home to the famous and bucket-list topping Serengeti, Kilimanjaro, the beautiful Maasai tribe, as well as unexpected gems like the tropical island of Zanzibar, the bustling city of Dar es Salaam, and so much more.

While it is a country of amazing beautiful and even more amazing people, it is still a country facing many issues and setbacks. A country of 44 million people, but 1 in 3 lives in rural areas (making access to clean water, education, and health care harder) and in 4 lives below the poverty line – that’s 12 million people. The child mortality rate for children under 5 is a whopping 50%, only 1 in 2 rural-living people have access to clean water, and life expectancy is 57. You can see that despite booming tourism and so much to offer, this African country still struggles.

Our partner non-profit in Tanzania is Art in Tanzania. They do a variety of work around the entire country, from supporting Tanzanian artists to pursue their work – including a recording studio and a student-run magazine! – to building and running schools, to a conservation center on the Serengeti. Art in Tanzania has partnered with UNICEF for their child-oriented programs, and has a long-standing reputation as a wide-reaching and impactful organization.

Within the peoples of Tanzania is the nomadic and mysterious tribe, The Maasai. The Maasai have been living on these plains as nomads for thousands of years. We will be both visiting, and staying in, a traditional Maasai village doing a two-fold project: documenting the lives of the Maasai for cultural preservation and documentation, as well as working in a school that is working to education Maasai children who often have to choose between honoring their culture or partaking in mainstream education (which doesn’t necessarily honor the Maasai heritage). The fact that the Maasai are nomadic by nature is also a barrier to education. On top of this, Maasai girls are faced with even more barrier to education: only 50% attend primary school, and only 5% see secondary school. Our partner, Art in Tanzania, had founded a school in this village to educate children, and has worked hard to educate the elders of the tribe on the benefits of putting girls into school.

BUCKET LIST ITEM in the category of FIRST TIME EVER … A body of my work hanging in a gallery as the 

You are cordially invited to join me at a Featured Artist Reception for my exhibited work in photography titled  CAMBODIA - A Serendipitous Gift Of Fate

You are cordially invited to join me at a Featured Artist Reception for my exhibited work in photography titled
CAMBODIA – A Serendipitous Gift Of Fate

 

 

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_BOS5107 edit b&w partial hi res 365041612 web_A Marathon Tribute to Sgt. Billy Woitowicz

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Photograph by Pat Kennedy Corlin

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Michael McDonough marching the Boston Marathon in memory of fallen Groton Marine Sgt. Billy Woitowicz

As thousands of lightly clad runners pounded along 26 miles of asphalt and concrete between Hopkinton and Boston in Monday’s Boston Marathon, one man marched alone. Wearing a camouflage fatigue uniform and combat boots, he swung along with a cadence to his step as an unseasonably hot day bounced waves of heat off the city streets. He carried a heavier load than the runners: a backpack, a small U.S. flag, and a poster saying that he was marching the marathon route in memory of Marine Sargent Billy Woiowicz, a Groton resident who was killed in action in Afghanistan last June. McDonough was also hoping to raise funds for the Wounded Warrior Project.

When Michael McDonough, who was raised in Groton and graduated from Groton-Dunstable Regional High School, passed Mile 17, New Hampshire photographer Pat Kenedy Corlin captured this memorable image of him.

Before his Monday march, McDonough posted on Facebook:

Michael McDonough : Theres a few people id like to thank today…id like to thank my dad for teaching me how to be a hard worker and being raised by a marine…id like to thank my big brother for serving two tours in afghanistan and iraq i was to young to know what it really means then now i know…and last id like to thank a friend billy woitowicz for giving his own life protecting his brothers and sisters in arms and protecting our countrys freedom. it may not be a deployment but this ruck for the boston marathon in the morning is for you and to honor every other family and friends who lost loved ones during the war.thank you everyone for the support donations and being there it doesnt just mean alot to me it means alot to every person serving in the uniformed armed forces.thank you hoah

Michael McDonough : April 16th marathon monday, 26.2 mile ruck march in honor of our fallen troops.please make it out to show your support.please msg me if you are willing to make donations to Sgt Woitowicz family and or The Wounded Warrior. Thank you everyone who have already given their support.Always remember Never forgotten.Hoah.

Corlin remembered the moment she took the photo: “It was his sign that caught the corner of my eye as he passed. There were guardsmen and military all over the place. Some on duty closing off streets, others in groups walking the route. So at first, when he was walking towards me, I did not realize there was anything unusual about him. It was after he passed and I turned to read his sign and he was alone on the vast open street that I realized it was an extraordinary moment in the race. I can’t even explain how there were no racers on the road right at that moment. It seemed to me to be even more moving and personal trek that he was on because that street was completely empty at that moment. Just a few moments later it was full of runners again!”

Woitowicz was killed in a “combat operation” on June 7, 2011 in Badghis, a province in Afghanistan. The 2007 graduate of Groton-Dunstable Regional High School entered the Marines when he graduated, and was assigned to the 2nd Marine Special Operations Battalion, based in Camp Lejeune, N.C. His decorations include the Purple Heart, Combat Action Ribbon, Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Sea Service Deployment Ribbon and the NATO International Security Assistance Force Medal. Woitowicz also earned the Army parachutist wings and a brown belt in the Marine Corps Martial Arts Program.

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