FOUND is a curated collection of photography from the National Geographic archives. In honor of our 125th anniversary, we are showcasing photographs that reveal cultures and moments of the past. Many of these photos have never been published and are rarely seen by the public.
We hope to bring new life to these images by sharing them with audiences far and wide. Their beauty has been lost to the outside world for years and many of the images are missing their original date or location.
This is just the beginning of a great adventure. We will be adding new voices, stories, and artifacts as we go. We look forward to sharing this experience with everyone, and hope you make FOUND your home for inspiration and wonder.
Guardian of the Collection – William Bonner curates our extensive photography archive in the basement of our headquarters in Washington, D.C. Even after years of digging through the shelves of the archive, he still continues to find new stories and inspiring images that increase his appreciation for the collection.
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