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Photographing 100 Countries

Mark Edward Harris, Kenna Klosterman

Photographing 100 Countries

Mark Edward Harris, Kenna Klosterman

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Our weekly audio podcast We Are Photographers brings you true stories from behind the lens and behind the lives of your favorite photographers, filmmakers, and creative industry game-changers. From their struggles to their wins, host Kenna Klosterman discovers the real human stories about why they do what they do.

Listen to this and other audio episodes on our audio Podcast page.


In this episode, Mark takes you behind the scenes of his new Outdoor Photographer magazine cover image of orangutans in Borneo. Hear stories about Kangaroo Island after devastating fires in Australia. Explore the history of his Japan book, what he learned about humanity from 10 trips to North Korea, honing in on a particular story to tell about a place, developing long-term projects, and why Mark believes “If you always succeed, you’re not trying hard enough.”


Mark Edward Harris is an editorial, commercial, travel, and documentary photographer whose assignments have taken him to more than 100 countries on six continents. His editorial work has appeared in publications such as Vanity Fair, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Time Magazine, Conde Nast Traveler, Architectural Digest, The Los Angeles Times Magazine, and The London Sunday Times Travel Magazine as well as all the major photography magazines. Among his numerous accolades are CLIO, ACE, Aurora Gold, and IPA awards. His books include Faces of the Twentieth Century: Master Photographers and Their Work, The Way of the Japanese Bath, Wanderlust, North Korea, South Korea, Inside Iran, and his latest The Travel Photo Essay: Describing A Journey Through Images.