Anne Farrar, Director of Photography for National Geographic Traveler, believes in the power of visual storytelling to serve as a call to action and a catalyst for change within the travel and tourism industry. Her work is guided by the National Geographic mission to explore the planet, protect and preserve our natural and cultural heritage, and share powerful visions of the world through photography across platforms. Prior to joining National Geographic in 2015, Anne was a senior photo editor at The Washington Post. She has worked as a photo editor and designer at many of the best photojournalism newspapers in the country, including The Dallas Morning News, Minneapolis Star-Tribune, and the Daily Southtown. As a photo editor at the The Dallas Morning News, Anne was part of a team that was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for coverage of Hurricane Katrina. Her work at National Geographic has received numerous awards from the Society of Publication Designers, the North American Travel Journalists Association, and the Society of American Travel Writers. Anne is actively involved in the international photo community. She serves as a judge for photographic and journalism prizes, recently including PDN Photo Annual, SATW Photo Competition, and NPPA Best of the World. She has keynoted at the Cultural Tourism Symposium, hosted by Destination British Columbia, and the Adventure Travel Trade Association’s Adventure ELEVATE summit. An avid trail runner, alpine climber, and coffee drinker, Anne travels the world in pursuit of adrenaline rushes, epic views, and a good buzz. Anne always packs a camera and shoots her adventures for National Geographic Traveler.