Taylor Weidman is a freelance photographer currently based in Altamira, Brazil.
Taylor’s work has been published by Geo, NPR, The Atlantic, Business Insider, The Christian Science Monitor, The Boston Globe, and many other outlets. His coverage of overcrowding in the penal system of the Philippines was recognized by the Anthropographia Award for Photography and Human Rights, and was exhibited in Geneva, Montreal and New York. His coverage of homeless families in Romania won the New Talent Award at the annual Travel Photographer of the Year competition.
Taylor graduated with a Master’s in Photojournalism from the S.I. Newhouse School of Communication at Syracuse University. After working at The Christian Science Monitor, Taylor left the States and completed a long-term photography project about the Tibetan Kingdom of Lo as a Fulbright Fellow in Nepal. This work led to his first book, Mustang: Lives and Landscapes of the Lost Tibetan Kingdom, with a foreword written by His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
The Atlantic – The Dark Side of Mongolia’s Mining Boom
The Atlantic – Photos of an Ancient Nepalese Culture in a Modernizing World
GEO France – Le Nid D’Aigle Du Bouddhisme
NPR – A Vanishing Culture?
Boston Globe’s Big Picture – Mongolia’s Nomads
Boston Globe’s Big Picture – Mustang: Nepal’s Former Kingdom of Lo
The Christian Science Monitor – Earth and Air Shape Mongolia
The Christian Science Monitor – An Arid Windswept Shangri-la
Focus (Italy) – Gli Ultima Nomadi
Huffington Post – The Second Most Air Polluted City in the World
News Photographer (NPPA) – Documenting Vanishing Cultures
Public Radio International – Naadam: Mongolia’s Ancient Mid-Summer Sports
Sacramento Bee’s The Frame – Mustang: Nepal’s Former Kingdom of Lo
Business Insider – An Incredible Look Inside A Vanishing Kingdom …
Lens Magazine – The Vanishing Tibetan Culture: The Beauty and Sorrow of Mustang
Asia Society – Photos: Threatened Tibetan Traditions
Seattle Globalist – New Chinese Highway Exposes Medieval Tibetan Kingdom …
Asia Sentinel – A Last Look at Shangri-la