Irish Guards remain at attention after one guardsman faints, 1966.
National Geographic Photographer Discusses Recording History
Long-time National Geographic photographer James Blair discusses the importance of photography in offering a glance into the past, and what it means for the future.
When I sift through our archives looking for images to publish on the National Geographic Found Tumblr, there are a few photographers whose work regularly stands out. However, many of the most successful and well-loved images on the Tumblr were taken by James P. Blair. His photograph of a fallen Irish Guardsmen has garnered over 152,000 Tumblr “notes”—the most out of any photo published on Found. Curious to know more about Blair, I asked David Griffin, former Director of Photography at National Geographic, what it was like to work with him:
Blair came to our headquarters in June to talk about his new book, Being There. I sat down with him afterwards and asked him about his career and