Delayed Midweek Motivation with National Geographic Photographer + belated 17th of May!

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Yesterday was a big day for us Norwegians, even though we currently live outside out of the country, we celebrate 17th of May (Norway’s national day)  in our own little ways. Did you celebrate it?

 Now over to this week’s interview. This week’s Midweek Motivation is a bit delayed and should probably be renamed “Inspiration for the Weekend” instead. We stole parts of the National Geographic biography to try to explain why we think Annie Griffith Belt is a such an inspiring woman. For the full bio, click here. And make sure to read on for the actual interview (the pictures are Annie’s own work).

One of the first women photographers to work for National Geographic, Griffiths has photographed in more than a hundred countries during her illustrious career. She has worked on dozens of magazine and book projects for the National Geographic Society, including stories on Lawrence of Arabia, Baja California, Galilee, Petra, Sydney, New Zealand, and Jerusalem…. Griffith’s work has also appeared in LifeGEOSmithsonianSternTime, and many other publications.Image

1. Who are you and what do you do?

I am a National Geographic Photographer and the Executive Director of Ripple Effect Images.

2. Your favorite trip ever and why?

I took my son to the Galapagos Islands when he was 12, and it was magical.

3. What is your favorite 3d movie and which one are you looking forward to? I don’t really like 3D movies.  I find the special effects distracting.

 4. What are three things you can’t live without? My children, a home on water, travel.
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5.. What is your advice to someone who is pursuing their passion as a career? Stay open to the path that is laid before you.  Don’t plan too far ahead, because things will happen that you can’t possibly imagine.  ImageThank you for taking the time to answer our questions, Annie! 

Have a great weekend everyone! 
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