Neil Shea

writer | photographer | story consultant

With their Instagram series on Lake Turkana and the Omo River, Randy Olson and Neil Shea have created something far more powerful than the sum of their individual work.


Amy Vitale
National Geographic photographer

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 hashtag #middlepassageNG.


 
Stories
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

The Revolution is

Castro's Cuba at 50 | in VQR | Winner of the Silver Lowell Thomas Award



Instagram
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