Somewhere West of Lonely: My Life in Pictures

Steve Raymer (Author)


In his travels around the globe, National Geographic photojournalist Steve Raymer has often been the first on the scene, recording unfolding events and revealing the connections that tie us together. Raymer's photography captures the magic of beautiful vistas, the joys and struggles of everyday people living everyday lives, and the chaos brought on by natural disasters. Beyond documenting tragedies like the devastating famines in Bangladesh and Ethiopia and exposing the massive corruption crippling the Trans-Alaska Pipeline, his work tells a complex and wide-ranging story about life and human nature. Now, for the first time, Somewhere West of Lonely reveals the stories behind the camera lens in a gorgeous, intimate tour of Steve Raymer's remarkable life and reporting. Bringing together 150 photographs from countries across the globe, this incredible book reveals our world and time as it is--everyday people caught up in life-changing events; acts of resilience and corruption; and, always, lingering moments of transcendence and beauty.

Product Details

$40.00  $36.80
Indiana University Press
Publish Date
May 01, 2018
11.3 X 10.1 X 0.8 inches | 2.9 pounds

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About the Author

Steve Raymer is a former National Geographic Magazine staff photographer and professor emeritus at Indiana University Media School. The National Press Photographers Association and the University of Missouri named him "Magazine Photographer of the Year"--one of photojournalism's most coveted awards--for his reporting of the global hunger crisis. He also has been honored by the Overseas Press Club of America for international reporting requiring exceptional courage and is the winner of numerous first-place awards from the National Press Photographers Association and the White House News Photographers' Association. His books include Redeeming Calcutta: A Portrait of India's Colonial Capital.


"His images remind us that, however easy it is to click a cellphone shutter, apply an Instagram filter or Photoshop a background, a great gulf exists between our pictures and those of professionals who devote their lives to capturing the revealing moments that celebrate our shared humanity."

--Limestone Post Magazine