Anatomy of a Story

A Conversation with National Geographic Photographer Cary Wolinsky

at the Nantucket Atheneum

National Geographic magazine stories…where do the ideas come from? What really goes on in the field? How does a story work its way through the National Geographic article-making apparatus toward ink on paper?

Cary Wolinsky offers a behind-the-scenes look at how he created articles for the magazine published in 34 languages, read by 30 million people.

Wolinsky's stories are frank, intimate and alive. He covers subjects are as diverse as the cutting diamonds, preparing the human body for space travel, insects that drink fog, and the toad that conquered Australia.  His stunning photographs are the culmination of more than 30 years of travel to Europe, Africa, Russia, Papua New Guinea, Australia, Peru, India, China and Japan.

For the armchair traveler this is great fun. For those who are itching to go themselves, bring a notebook.