Visionary Wild, LLC • 2200 19th St. NW, Ste 806, Washington, DC 20009

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Justin Black – Managing Director: 1-202-302-9030 • Email:

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We look forward to hearing from you!


Featured Instructor

Annie Griffiths

The best part about teaching is that it reminds me of what brought me to photography in the first place:  the thrill of seeking out new pictures, and the triumph of that first look at a moment captured.

One of the first women photographers to work for National Geographic, Griffiths has photographed in more than 100 countries during her illustrious career. She has worked on dozens of magazine and book projects for the Society, including stories on Lawrence of Arabia, Baja California, Galilee, Petra, Sydney, New Zealand, and Jerusalem.

In addition to her magazine work, Griffiths is deeply committed to photographing women’s issues.  She is the Executive Director of Ripple Effect Images, a collective of photojournalists who are documenting the programs that help poor women deal with the effects of climate change. Griffiths is a Fellow with The International League of Conservation Photographers. Known for her warmth and for her ability to create photographs that humanize situations and cultures, Griffiths is one of the National Geographic Speaker's Bureau's most popular lecturers.

Griffith’s work has also appeared in LIFE, Geo, Smithsonian, Stern, Time and many other publications.  With author Barbara Kingsolver, Annie produced Last Stand: America’s Virgin Lands, a book celebrating the last pristine wilderness in North America.  Proceeds from the book raised more than a quarter of a million dollars for grassroots land conservation.  In 2008, Griffiths published A Camera, Two Kids and a Camel, a photo memoir about balance, and the joy of creating a meaningful life.  Her newest book, Simply Beautiful Photographs, was named the #1 photography book of 2010 by Amazon.

Griffiths has received awards from the National Press Photographers Association, the Associated Press, the National Organization of Women, The University of Minnesota and the White House News Photographers Association.  She lives in Great Falls, Virginia with her two children.


Videos featuring Annie Griffiths

Interview: Annie Griffiths by National Geographic Live!

Annie Griffiths: A Camera, Two Kids and a Camel


Welcome to Visionary Wild

We invite you to have a look around and learn about our vision and upcoming programs. Visionary Wild specializes in inspiring, effective, and generous instruction by leading professionals, low student-to-instructor ratios, accompanied by excellent support and amenities. We pride ourselves on being exceptional hosts, and our programs are usually packaged inclusive of single-occupancy lodging (double-occupancy available at prorated fees) and fine dining or high-quality catering of all meals.

Upcoming experiences in 2016 and 2017 include: an expedition to both eastern and western Greenland, based on a three-masted schooner; safaris in the Serengeti and Botswana’s Chobe River; the stunning South Island of New Zealand; Spitsbergen aboard a two-masted schooner; an overland photo tour among the mountains of Kyrgyzstan; jaguars of the Brazilian Pantanal; polar bears in the Canadian Arctic; swimming with whales in Tonga; the enchanting rain forest of Costa Rica’s Osa Peninsula; Madagascar; chartered expeditions to the Galapagos and to the Falklands and South Georgia Island with Frans Lanting, Tom Mangelson, and Art Wolfe; and more. Jack Dykinga and John Shaw will lead our popular Vision Workshops among the canyons of Capitol Reef National Park in Utah, and through the elegant and haunting beauty of Death Valley. We’ll also lead workshops to photograph the redwoods and rhododendrons of the northern California coast with Jeff Foott and Jerry Dodrill, and more. We hope you will join us!