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Michael Yamashita

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Michael Yamashita has been shooting for the National Geographic magazine for over 30 years, combining his dual passions of photography and travel.  After graduating from Wesleyan University with a degree in Asian studies, he spent seven years in Asia, which became his area of specialty. Returning to the US fluent in Japanese, he began shooting for the National Geographic as well as many other American and international clients.

Yamashita is known for epic stories that retrace the paths of famous travelers, like Marco Polo, the Japanese poet Basho, and the Chinese explorer Zheng He. His feature documentary, The Ghost Fleet, won the Best Historical Documentary prize at the New York International Independent Film Festival. His National Geographic Channel documentary, Marco Polo: The China Mystery Revealed, received two Asian Television and Film Awards and was also included in the top twenty most popular NG Channel documentaries of the decade.

My Speakers Sessions

Wednesday, August 13
 

11:00am