Best known for his exploration photography, George Steinmetz sets out to discover the few remaining secrets in our world today: remote deserts, obscure cultures, the mysteries of science and technology. A regular contributor to National Geographic and GEO Magazines, he has explored subjects ranging from the remotest stretches of Arabia’s Empty Quarter to the unknown tree people of Irian Jaya.
Since 1986, George has completed 18 major photo essays for National Geographic and 25 stories for GEO magazine in Germany. His expeditions to the Sahara and Gobi deserts have been featured in separate National Geographic Explorer programs. In 2006 he was awarded a grant by the National Science Foundation to document the work of scientists in the Dry Valleys and volcanos of Antarctica.
Photographer GEORGE STEINMETZ, a graduate of Stanford in Geophysics, dropped out for two and a half years to hitch-hike through over 20 African countries. His work appears regularly in National Geographic, GEO Magazine and Condé Nast Traveler. For his 1992 National Geographic story on Alcoholism and Fetal Alcohol Syndrome he was awarded a Citation for Excellence from the Overseas Press Club and a first place award in the Pictures of the Year Competition. A recent story for GEO (German edition) on Genetically Manipulated Mice won the 1994 World Press award for science photography.
George has won numerous awards for photography during his 25-year career,including two first prizes in science and technology from World Press Photo. He has also won awards and citations from Pictures of the Year, Overseas Press Club and Life Magazine's Alfred Eisenstadt Awards.
Photographer: George Steinmetz