National Geographic magazine turned 125 this month, with an
anniversary issue devoted to the power of photography. The magazine
moves the birthday celebration off its pages with the October 1st public launch of a photo-sharing platform, Your Shot (NGYourShot.com),
that allows photography fans to connect with photographers and editors
around virtual assignments, get direct feedback on their work and
participate in a unique photography-based community. One of the
magazine’s young star photographers, Cory Richards, will usher in the
month as lead curator of the magazine’s first assignment on Your Shot.