Editorial and Commercial Photographer Susan Seubert shoots Branded Content for National Geographic

Editorial and Commercial Photographer Susan Seubert shoots Branded Content for National Geographic

In March I was sent to Ireland to photograph for National Geographic in partnership with Tourism Ireland.  I flew to Dublin where I was met by my fixer and off we went to cover Londonderry/Derry and Belfast.  We spent the first few nights covering the city of Belfast where we photographed everything from the new Titanic Museum to the Michelin starred restaurant, Ox.  The next stop was Londonderry/Derry, the famed walled city about 2 hours by car west of Belfast.  Both cities have a lot to offer in terms of historic architecture, lively music, and delicious food. You can read the story about those cities online here. A must-do in Ireland is to head to a pub and listen to some traditional folk music. In Belfast, The Garrick is a great venue to do just that.  In Derry/Londonderry, head to the Guildhall Taphouse, just outside the historic city walls, grab a pint and see who turns up for a jam session. The second part of the shoot was covering heritage towns of the east.  That story took me to some lovely locations, including Cork, Cobh and Carlingford.  At every stop, there was a mix of modernity and historically significant landmarks. I look forward to my next opportunity to visit Ireland. Go raibh maith agat!

The ruins of the 14th century Carlingford Friary, Carlingford, Ireland

The ruins of the 14th century Carlingford Friary, Carlingford, Ireland

The colorful streets in the Cathedral Quarter in Belfast, Northern Ireland

The Cathedral Quarter at dusk in Belfast, Northern Ireland

OX Restaurant in Belfast, Northern Ireland

Ox Restaurant, a Michelin starred restaurant in Belfast, Northern Ireland

The historic Crown Liquor Saloon in Belfast, Northern Ireland

The classic Crown Liquor Saloon in Belfast, Northern Ireland

Built in 1890, The Guildhall in Derry, County Londonderry, Northern Ireland, is a building in which the elected members of Derry and Strabane District Council meet.

The Guildhall and Londonderry Walls, Derry, Ireland

Kilkenny Castle and the River Nore in Kilkenny, Ireland

Buildings lit up at dusk on the River Nore in Kilkenny, Ireland

Cobh, Ireland

The harbor at Cobh, Ireland

Roche's Point Lighthouse, Cork Harbour, Ireland

The lighthouse at Roche’s Point, Cork Harbor, Ireland

Local musicians playing traditional music in The Garrick, a pub in Belfast, Northern Ireland

Local musicians playing traditional music at the Garrick, a pub in Belfast, Northern Ireland

The exterior of the Titanic Museum in Belfast, Northern Ireland

The exterior of the Titanic Museum in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

The Peace Bridge that spans the River Foyle and joins Ebrington, to Derry, (Londonderry), Ireland

The Peace Bridge frames the Guildhall in Londonderry, Ireland

Traditional Irish Music being played by local musicians at the Guildhall Taphouse, located in the Guildhall outside the old walls in Derry, Ireland

Musicians playing in a casual session at the Guildhall Taphouse in Derry, Ireland

 

National Geographic’s Greatest Photos of the American West with Susan Seubert

Sometimes a major surprise lands in my email box.  Although this post is a bit late, I wanted to share a new landmark in my photographic life.  I am included in a new book called National Geographic Greatest Photographs of the American West.  At the time this was announced to me last July, the exhibition and book were still under way.  Now the exhibition is still being shown throughout some 10 museums in the United States and I am, needless to say, thrilled to be included.  The accompanying catalog is now available for purchase from National Geographic online here.  The images for the exhibition and book were culled from some 8,00 to 10,000 pictures in the National Geographic Image Collection, according to Jim McNutt, the president and CEO of of the National Museum of Wildlife Art in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.  Although the photographs span from 1873 to the present, only 175 were chosen for the show and the catalog.  From those 175, 63 photographers were represented, including me. 🙂  Here is the list of photographers with links that allow viewers to get a more thorough glimpse at the photographers who helped shape the visual landscape of the American West through that iconic yellow rectangle of the National Geographic Society. This is a tremendous honor and I am extremely grateful and humbled to be included along side such photography luminaries as Edward Curtis, David Allen Harvey, Ansel Adams, Vincent Laforet, Frans Lanting, Robb Kendrick, Eugene Richards, Annie Griffiths, and Chris Johns just to name a few.

The press release page for the book, National Geographic Greatest Photographs of the American West

The press release page for the book, National Geographic Greatest Photographs of the American West

I hope that if you live in any of the places where the exhibition is showing that you will have a chance to see the installation in person.

Here is a list of participating museums.  Since the exhibit opened in late October of last year, some of the shows have already closed. However, if you see a museum in your area, please click on their site to see if it’s still showing.  Thank you for visiting!

The exhibition will open Oct. 27 at the following museums:

Booth Western Art Museum, Cartersville, Ga.

Buffalo Bill Historical Center, Cody, Wyo.

Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, Indianapolis

Gilcrease Museum, Tulsa, Okla.

National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum, Oklahoma City

National Geographic Museum, Washington, D.C.

National Museum of Wildlife Art of the United States, Jackson Hole, Wyo.

Rockwell Museum of Western Art, Corning, N.Y.

C.M. Russell Museum, Great Falls, Mont.

Stark Museum of Art, Orange, Texas