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26 Brilliant Instagram Accounts That Will Expand Your Worldview

08/26/2014 11:04 am ET | Updated Aug 26, 2014

The life of a photojournalist is not for everyone. It can be chaotic, stressful, and lead to dangerous situations in conflict zones.

But many of those who have taken the plunge certainly love what they do, and they have the Instagram accounts to prove it. Follow these 26 accounts if you need a bit more global culture in your feed.

Adam Ferguson


Australian photographer based in Bangkok, Thailand.

Below: The Church of Nativity in Bethlehem, West Bank.

Natalie Naccache


British-Lebanese photographer based in Beirut, Lebanon, covering modern Arab society.

Below: A 24-year-old Syrian refugee named Sima, whose tattoo reads "Damascus" with her family's initials.

Marcus Bleasdale


National Geographic photographer with a focus on human rights conflict.

Below: Women care for vegetable gardens using techniques taught by the Community Markets for Conservation Co-Op.

Sara Farid


Reuters photojournalist based in Islamabad, Pakistan.

Below: A child receives a polio vaccine in an Islamabad slum.

Andreea Campeanu


Reuters photojournalist based in Juba, South Sudan.

Below: Dancers in Juba, South Sudan.

Katie Orlinsky


Contributor to The New York Times, Wall Street Journal and others.

Below: Orlinsky's work on the New York Times Lens blog.

Robert Clark


Freelance photographer for National Geographic and other publications.

Below: "An elderly Uyghur [Chinese] woman who asked me to come home with her and her family for home cooked meal. After looking at my notes, [I realized] she was not that old ... 53."

Maggie Steber


Freelance photographer who has worked for The New York Times, Smithsonian Magazine and others.

Below: A hillside in Haiti.

Ed Kashi


Photojournalist who has contributed to many major news organizations.

Below: Colorful Port-au-Prince homes in a poverty-stricken community.

Donald Weber


Documentary photographer with VII Photo.

Below: "My preferred method of parking. Anywhere." (In Kosovo.)

Randy Olson


Documentary photographer and frequent contributor to National Geographic.

Below: Gold miners in Ghana.

Ron Haviv


Freelance photojournalist and co-founder of VII Photo, which is dedicated to covering social conflict photography.

Below: Along a South Korean river.

Maciek Nabrdalik


Poland-based freelance documentary photographer.

Below: A contestant in Warsaw's fourth annual Miss Trans beauty pageant.

Ed Ou


"Culturally ambiguous" Getty photojournalist based in Istanbul, Turkey.


Below: An IDF soldier with his phone after detaining Ou for filming.

Damir Sagolj


Reuters photojournalist currently based in Bangkok, Thailand.

Below: World Cup headlines on a Brazilian newspaper.

Wissam Nassar


Middle eastern photojournalist and New York Times contributor based in Gaza.

Below: Damages to Nassar's car after an Israeli airstrike.

Daniel Berehulak


Getty photojournalist based in New Delhi, India.

Below: A bull in front of the Indian goddess Lakshmi on a crocodile.

Lynsey Addario


New York Times photojournalist with a focus on human rights issues.

Below: "Flying Easter witches."

Glenna Gordon


Documentary photographer and contributor to Time, Le Monde and others.

Below: A hotel lobby in Accra, Ghana.

Kevin Frayer


Getty photojournalist based in Asia.

Below: A woman sunbathing in Beijing, China.

Laura El-Tantawy


Egyptian freelance photojournalist.

Below: A scene in London, UK.

Ivan Kashinsky


Freelance photographer based in Quito, Ecuador.


Below: A girl celebrates her fifth birthday with friends.

Andrew Quilty


Australian freelance photojournalist currently based in northern Iraq.

Below: People swimming in Bamiyan, a province of Afghanistan considered one of the most beautiful.

Michael Christopher Brown


Documentary photographer for Time, National Geographic, and other publications.

Below: A woman in a blue burqa.

Phil Moore


British freelance photojournalist based in Nairobi, Kenya.

Below: Vaccination equipment carried over a bridge in Congo.

Ben Lowy


Getty photojournalist with a focus on conflict areas.

Below: Curling at the 2014 Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia.

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