Neil Shea

writer | photographer | story consultant

The gray-matter grit of the war in Afghanistan comes through loud and clear in this essay by Neil Shea

Mark Thompson
Time Magazine

Middle Passage

this series first appeared on National Geographic's Instagram feed

I’ve just published my latest Instagram-only series in collaboration with photographer Lynsey Addario and National Geographic magazine. The six-part project documents and explores the journey of African refugees and migrants as they cross the Mediterranean Sea, hoping to remake their lives in Europe. Our work (and its many repostings) can be found in its entirety on Instagram at my feed, National Geographic’s, or collected under the unique hashtag #middlepassage2015.

Remembering Michael Herr

On Dispatches, mentors, and writing about war

Last Rites for the Jade Sea

Kenya's Lake Turkana | in National Geographic

Letter from Kakuma

Nowhere Girl | in The American Scholar

Fly by Light

The Men Who Would Fly Forever | in National Geographic

A Gathering Menace

Making Taliban | in The American Scholar

Story Consulting

Instagram for students + clients

Telling Powerful Short Narratives

in Harvard's Nieman Reports

Watershed Stories

Using Instagram to reach new audiences with stories from Africa's Last Frontier

The Bear

Photography, memory, cold

VQR’s “True Story”

A Social Media Experiment in Non-Fiction