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Talking with Kathy Moran

Episode 32

Talking with Kathy Moran

About Kathy Moran

Kathy Moran recently retired as deputy director of photography for National Geographic Magazine after an incredible 40-year career. She was the first senior photo editor for natural history at the magazine editing over 350 terrestrial and underwater stories.

Kathy edited numerous books including Woman Photographers at National Geographic, 100 Best wildlife Pictures and Tigers Forever. She’s curated exhibitions for the Society’s museum and has been on the jury of many leading nature photography competitions. She is a founding member of the International League of Conservation Photographers and has served on the Executive Committee.

In this episode we talk about Kathy’s early days at Nat Geo, her career breaks, the Mega Transect in Gabon, the role of a photo editor and the change in style of photo storytelling over the years. Kathy shares her insight on what it takes to stand out from the crowd and why photographing locally is so rewarding.

We also discuss life after the magazine and hear about her new venture Moran Griffin with her husband David.

To find out more about Moran Griffin visit