|Photograph by John Stanmeyer, National Geographic
Afar, Ethiopia, 2013. National Geographic Fellow and writer Paul Salopek leads a pair of camels across Ethiopia’s Afar desert.
|11 years ago National Geographic Explorer Paul Salopek began walking 24,000 miles across the planet, following the path of early human migration from East Africa to South America.
Paul’s mission is to slow down and find humanity. His journey across the Earth, the Out of Eden Walk, gives him a human perspective on the major stories of our time.
From climate change to technological innovation, from mass migration to cultural survival — these stories give voice to the people who inhabit them every day. Paul’s content creates a global record of human life at the start of a new millennium as told by villagers, nomads, traders, farmers, soldiers, and artists who rarely make the news.
The Society is funding Explorers like Paul Salopek whose storytelling aims to preserve cultural knowledge and better understand human histories and cultures.
|Photograph by John Stanmeyer, National Geographic.<
Afar, Ethiopia, 2013. National Geographic Fellow and writer Paul Salopek follows local guides into the Afar Desert on a 22,000-mile walk to retrace the human diaspora.