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Journeys of Discovery: Chronicling the world, from Orangutans in Borneo to life in North Korea

Correspondent Tom Wilmer visits with Mark Edward Harris about his journeys to the far corners of the world, including North Korea, Iran, the wake of devastation following the 2011 T?hoku earthquake and tsunami in Japan and documentation of the Orangutans of Borneo.

Harris’s assignments have taken him to more than 100 countries on six continents. His editorial work has appeared in publications such as Vanity Fair, LIFE, the New York Times, the Washington Post, Time Magazine, GEO, Conde Naste Traveler and Newsweek.

His books include Faces of the Twentieth Century: Master Photographers and Their Work; The Way of the Japanese Bath; Wanderlust, North Korea, South Korea; Inside Iran; The Travel Photo Essay: Describing A Journey Through Images; and scheduled for release in 2021 The People of the Forest chronicling the plight of orangutans in the wild. Follow Mark Edwards Harris on Instagram: @MarkEdwardHarrisPhoto.

You are invited to subscribe to the Lowell Thomas Award-winning travel show podcast, Journeys of Discovery with Tom Wilmer, featured on the NPR Podcast DirectoryApple Podcast, the NPR One App & Stitcher.com. Twitter: TomCWilmer. Instagram: Thomas.Wilmer. Member of the National Press Club in Washington D.C. Underwriting support provided by the Society of St. Vincent de Paul.

Tom Wilmer produces on-air content for Issues & Ideas airing over KCBX and is producer and host of the six-time Lowell Thomas award-winning NPR podcast Journeys of Discovery with Tom Wilmer. Recorded live on-location across America and around the world, the podcasts feature the arts, culture, music, nature, history, science, wine & spirits, brewpubs, and the culinary arts--everything from baseball to exploring South Pacific atolls to interviewing the real Santa Claus in the Arctic.
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