Inspiring Videos

Karen Bass: Untamed Nature

24th Oct 2018

With our latest competition ‘The Great Outdoors’ nearing its closing date we thought we'd inspire you with this incredible TED Talk from filmmaker Karen Bass as she shares some of the astonishing nature footage she's shot…
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George Steinmetz: Aerial photographer

1st Oct 2018

With our latest competition 'The Great Outdoors' now open for submissions why not check out this video by TED Talks and get inspired by the incredible work of George Steinmetz. George Steinmetz's spectacular photos show Africa…
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An Interview With Steve McCurry - TEDx

10th Apr 2018

Sylvana Simons interviews Steve McCurry, an American editorial photographer best known for his photograph "Afghan Girl" which originally appeared in The National Geographic magazine. Steve McCurry is an American editorial photographer best known for his…
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Francesco Sauro: Deep under the Earth's surface discovering beauty and science

1st Aug 2017

Cave explorer and geologist Francesco Sauro travels to the hidden continent under our feet, surveying deep, dark places inside the earth that humans have never been able to reach before. In the spectacular tepuis of…
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Laura Boushnak: The deadly legacy of cluster bombs

14th Jun 2017

The destruction of war doesn't stop when the fighting is over. Photographer and TED Fellow Laura Boushnak shares a powerful photo essay about the survivors of cluster bombs, people who encountered these deadly submunitions years…
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Edward Burtynsky: My wish: Manufactured landscapes and green education

17th Mar 2017

Accepting his 2005 TED Prize, photographer Edward Burtynsky makes a wish: that his images — stunning landscapes that document humanity's impact on the world — help persuade millions to join a global conversation on sustainability.
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James Nachtwey My wish: Let my photographs bear witness

17th Mar 2017

Accepting his 2007 TED Prize, war photographer James Nachtwey shows his life's work and asks TED to help him continue telling the story with innovative, exciting uses of news photography in the digital era.
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Ryan Lobo: Photographing the hidden story

17th Mar 2017

Ryan Lobo has traveled the world, taking photographs that tell stories of unusual human lives. In this haunting talk, he reframes controversial subjects with empathy, so that we see the pain of a Liberian war…
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Aaron Huey: America's native prisoners of war

17th Mar 2017

Aaron Huey's effort to photograph poverty in America led him to the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, where the struggle of the native Lakota people — appalling, and largely ignored — compelled him to refocus. Five…
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Jonathan Klein: Photos that changed the world

28th Apr 2016

Photographs do more than document history - they make it. At TED University, Jonathan Klein of Getty Images shows some of the most iconic, and talks about what happens when a generation sees an…
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