National Geographic has launched a new blog called Found and hosted on Tumblr dedicated only to unknown photos from its vast archive. The man behind this project is William Bonner, a curator of National Geographic’s extensive archive located in the basement of the society’s headquarters in Washington, D.C.
After years spent in the archive, Bonner realized there is a vast number of interesting photos that never made it to the magazine pages and would remain completely unknown to public if no one bothered to resurrect them. National Geographic published a lot of books and even a fascinating 6-DVD set with all the magazine issues between 1888 and 2009, but they all comprise of already widely known and seen photos. “Found” blog offers a glimpse on what might otherwise never seen the daylight. New photos are added to the Found blog regularly and represent a fascinating overview of various cultures and locations.
An excerpt from “About”:
“FOUND is a curated collection of photography from the National Geographic archives. In honor of our 125th anniversary, we are showcasing photographs that reveal cultures and moments of the past. Many of these photos have never been published and are rarely seen by the public.”