Where Love is Illegal

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Photograph courtesy Robin Hammond

Photograph courtesy Robin Hammond

National Geographic photographers have sparked change for over a century. Photographer Robin Hammond shares how platforms like Instagram are making it possible to amplify important stories and connect with audiences like never before—revolutionizing how we capture and consume world-changing photography.


Robin has been sparking change for his entire career, using his camera to record human rights and development issues around the globe through long-term photography projects. His work documenting the abuses under strongman Robert Mugabe in Zimbabwe was featured in National Geographic magazine, displayed in an exhibit in Paris, and culminated in his first book, Your Wounds Will Be Named Silence. Robin has been awarded a W. Eugene Smith Fund Grant for Humanistic Photography, a World Press Photo prize, the Pictures of the Year International World Understanding Award, and four Amnesty International awards for human rights journalism.