In The Making - 3

"The photons found a home!"

From time to time, I run into very pleasant surprises while going through my archive. Here is another example of one of those rare occurrences when someone else captures me at work on an image that turned out well. This time, I owe my gratitude to a dear friend and colleague, the brilliant and kind biologist Jason Blue-Smith, who happened upon the scene.

We were on assignment for the National Geographic Society, during a Genographic Project expedition to the Philippines. On this day, our team, led by NG Explorer Spencer Wells, traveled to Nabuklod, to meet with the Aeta people. After an extraordinary gathering with the community, I made my way to the perimeter of the village, where I found a young boy playing basketball. A bit of patience and some contortions later the photons found a home!

Grateful photographer at work. Photo by Jason Blue-Smith

Grateful photographer at work. Photo by Jason Blue-Smith

Aeta child. Nabuklod, Philippines. Photo by Eduardo Rubiano for National Geographic.

Aeta child. Nabuklod, Philippines. Photo by Eduardo Rubiano for National Geographic.

Eduardo Rubiano