How photography connects us - David Griffin
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Video from TED-Ed YouTube Channel
The photo director for National Geographic David Griffin knows the power of photography to connect us to our world. In a Talk filled with glorious images, he discusses how we all use photos to tell our stories.
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As David stresses, “Photography can make a real connection to people and can be employed as a positive agent for understanding the challenges and opportunities facing our world today”. What will your inquiry question be?