Taylor Weidman

Taylor Weidman


Taylor Weidman

Taylor Weidman is a photojournalist and educator who has worked in over 40 countries over the past decade. During that time, he founded a global non-profit, authored and designed 3 coffee table books on indigenous issues, worked as a media consultant for the United Nations, received both Fulbright and Pulitzer Center grants, and photographed numerous stories for outlets including National Geographic, The Wall Street Journal, BBC, CNN, Al Jazeera, GEO, Nature, and others.

Taylor has degrees in photojournalism (M.A., Syracuse University) and Economics (B.A., UVa), and is a US-licensed teacher in both Photography and Social Studies. He has worked as an educator in a number of international schools as a teacher, visiting lecturer, and artist in residence. He is currently based in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.


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Growing Up and Growing Old in Georgia’s Abandoned Sanatoriums / Al Jazeera English / September, 2019

The Winemakers Upending 8,000 Years of Tradition / BBC / August, 2019

Invasion of the Stink Bugs / National Geographic / May, 2019

The Forgotten Victims of Georgia’s Civil War / New Humanitarian / May, 2019

Comic, Billionaire, Comeback Queen Vie in Ukraine Election / Bloomberg / March, 2019

Chinese Money Driving One of Asia’s Fastest Property Booms / Bloomberg / September 2018

Once Written Off as Dead, Aral Sea is Now Full of Life / National Geographic / March, 2018

Climate Change in the Irrawaddy Delta / Terre Sauvage / January, 2018

Cremation of the Thai King / Bloomberg / October, 2017

Mongolia’s Killer Winters / South China Morning Post / April, 2017

Mongolian Reindeer Herders Fight to Protect Way of Life / BBC / March, 2017

How Mongolia Conquered Japanese Sumo / Wall Street Journal / November, 2016

Living in Yangon Central Train Station / Al Jazeera / December, 2016

Mongolians Face Climate Change Collectively / Al Jazeera and IRIN / October, 2016

Inside Myanmar’s Ruby Mines / Bloomberg / May, 2016

Living in Bangkok’s Airplane Graveyard / Getty Images / October, 2015

Thailand’s Transgender Kickboxer / Getty Images / September, 2015

Drilling for Black Gold in Myanmar / Getty Images / August, 2015

HeroRats Detect Mines and Save Lives in Cambodia / Getty Images / July, 2015

Nepal Earthquake / Getty Images / May, 2015

China’s Butler Academy / Getty Images / September, 2014

Indigenous Groups Struggle in Shadow of Brazil’s Megadams / BusinessWeek / February, 2014

Moken Sea Nomads / Yahoo! News / October, 2013

Mongolia: Nomads No More / Boston Globe / April, 2012



The Winemakers Upending 8,000 Years of Tradition / BBC / August, 2019

The Kazakh Teen Keeping People Safe / BBC / March, 2018

Mongolian Reindeer Herders Fight to Protect Way of Life / BBC / March, 2017