National Geographic magazine marks its 125th anniversary with a special October issue devoted to celebrating the power of photography. Photographers use their cameras as tools of exploration, passports to inner sanctums, instruments for change. Their images are proof that photography matters—now more than ever. The issue looks at how photography has the power to impact our lives by bearing witness, helping to prove fact, giving us insight into each other, revealing unknown places, celebrating wonder and inspiring us to protect our natural world.
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To complement the release of the issue, National Geographic has also unveiled a new photo blog, "Proof"