A few of the more than 70 shows created by Todd Gipstein for National Geographic. The shows cover topics as diverse as photography, exploration, geography, the environment, history, travel, Geographic photographers and explorer profiles, and the Geographic itself.
"STORY BEHIND THE STORIES" This 6 minute show was created for the
lobby of National Geographic headquarters in Washington, D.C. It weaves
together the work of the Society’s photographers and explorers in the field
with activities and programs at headquarters. It presents the diversity of
things that National Geographic does every day.
"NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC STORIES" This 11 minute show is a compilation of brief
excerpts from some of the many multi-image shows Todd Gipstein created for
National Geographic. These shows included portraits of photographers and
explorers and examinations of the many areas of interest of the Society. These
shows were used at a wide variety of events including press conferences,
educational forums, public-relations events, advertising meetings, and
"I WITNESS" For more than 30 years, Jim Stanfield has been one of the premiere photographers for National Geographic. In this 13 minute show, Jim reflects on the art of photography and shares some stories from his years travelling the world on assignment.
"CULTURES" This show explores the idea that all of us on this earth share a common humanity. Showing the themes of life as expressed across many cultures, this non-verbal show reminds us that despite our differences, we are united by our similarities. 13 minutes.
"WILD AT HEART" This 10 minute show presents the African
photography of Chris Johns, a National Geographic photographer and now editor
of the Geographic Magazine. Created for a meeting in Japan, the show had no
narration that would require translation. It presents Johns’ stunning
photographs set to music, allowing viewers to focus on and interpret the images
"HEADLINES" This show compresses 108 years of National Geographic Society history into 5 minutes. It highlights some of the extraordinary achievements in exploration, education, photography and publishing that the Society is known for. A storring trtibute to this unique American institution.