I am working on "Photography and the Geographical Imagination" with a specific concentration in mass-circulation of imagery to spur travel and exploration; the exploration of race and gender in the production and consumption of photographic imagery; the use of photographs or other images as primary sources for historical research on issues of race, ethnicity, and anthropology and the urge to discover and explore; history of photography by the American Geographical Society, National Geographic Society and similar national entities in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries; circum-Pacific gold-rush photography; management and indexing of photographic archives for historical research; photographic meaning in functional and documentary context; collection and organization for future academic research by full-time or freelance National Geographic Photographers; as a side-line to the general photographic interest, I am an intense collector of all National Geographic publications, videos, filmstrips and related ephemera.
Favorite National Geographic publication:
Machu Picchu with Yale. Any of Hiram Bingham's articles, and some correspondence he sent that has wondered into my hands
Favorite travel destination:
Andes are nice and our daughter has been promised her first expedition if mom wins a big lawsuit
I saw on one of the threads that Bill Cole has an extensive list of publication titles and ISBNs. I would like to contact him in order to ask for access to this list. Could you get me in touch with him? I would appreciate it. Thank you.
Quoting you: "I am aware of front cover variants...(China...Moslem lands). I have only the 1984 issue changed for the Saudis. I have a list of some dozen others reported."
Could you please share with me the specifics of the 1984 issue, and details of that list if it isn't too much trouble. Thanks.
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