John Stanmeyer


John Stanmeyer (born March 1964), is an American photojournalist based in Otis, Massachusetts. He is one of the founders of VII Photo Agency. Stanmeyer has received the World Press Photo of the Year,[1] Robert Capa Gold Medal, Magazine Photographer of the Year from Pictures of the Year International,[citation needed] and a National Magazine Award for Photojournalism.[citation needed]

John Stanmeyer, January 2016

Life and workEdit

His career began at the Tampa Tribune in Tampa, Florida where he began working on international assignments traveling to various African and European countries and India. He then shifted his focus to freelance work on Asian and Middle-Eastern events. His work has centered on Asian and Middle-Eastern political and human rights issues for the past 11 years, and more recently on the environment and sustainability.

He has contributed to Time and National Geographic.[citation needed]

In 2016, along with Anush Babajanyan and Serra Akcan, he started Bridging Stories, a photography training programme for Turks and Armenians to take and share pictures of their daily life on Instagram, in order to promote understanding between their peoples.[2]


  • Island of the Spirits. Afterhours, 2010. ISBN 978-6029750713.


See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b John Stanmeyer,, retrieved 14 February 2014
  2. ^ James Estrin (24 January 2017). "Building Bridges Between Turkey and Armenia". The New York Times. Retrieved 10 December 2017.
  3. ^ Seno, Alexandra A. (20 December 2010). "A Photographer's View of Balinese Rituals". WSJ. Retrieved 2016-06-19. Robert Capa Gold Medal award in 1999

External linksEdit

  • Official website
  • John Stanmeyer at
  • John Stanmeyer at IMDb