16 October 2014
National Geographic Books
The 2014 offering in National Geographic’s iconic line of large-format photo books immortalises the richness of life, using evocative images that magnify the beauty, emotion and depth that can be captured in the split second of a camera flash.
This elegant book will illuminate the power of photography to witness, reveal, persuade, celebrate, explore and change the way we see the world; capturing the eye-popping photography from around the world, nature and culture that National Geographic is known for.
From the moment of electric energy in which a firecracker explodes to the bliss of the sun’s last rays stretching across a red-rock valley, certain special photos offer a conduit to the world around us. Shot by National Geographic’s most renowned photographers and interspersed with inspiring quotations, Simply Stunning Photographs is a vibrant tapestry of images that will showcase the medium’s ability to reveal extraordinary moments of serendipity and discovery, curiosity and tranquillity, energy and joy. Definitive, striking, and unposed, the remarkable pictures in this book will appeal to all who want to sample the smorgasbord of colours, textures, and sensations that comprise the fabric of everyday life.
National Geographic photographer Annie Griffiths earned a degree in photojournalism from the University of Minnesota. Since then she has photographed dozens of magazine and book projects for the Society. Griffiths’ work has also appeared in Life, Geo, Smithsonian, Merian, Paris Match, Stern, and many other publications.