A Collection of 16 Photographs, Taken at the Break of Dawn Around the World, Captured by National Geographic Photographers and Digital Artists
Collection Launches Late Morning on Jan. 17 and Will Feature a Total of 1888 NFTs
Mornings (aka GM) signal a chance to grow, connect, contribute, accomplish, and experience through renewal, possibilities, and boundless opportunity. To commemorate their 135th anniversary, National Geographic is launching their inaugural NFT collection, GM: Daybreak Around the World, the Nat Geo Genesis NFT Collection, in January 2023. The Collection signifies that in the next 135 years Nat Geo will push the boundaries of innovative storytelling further, promote access and inclusivity, uplift our creators and photography as a powerful medium to tell impactful stories.
It’s a new dawn of exploration where storytelling extends into web3, while making good on the mission to “Illuminate the Wonder of our World.” Sixteen innovative photographers will capture daybreak around the globe and send their GM greetings to the web3 community and the world. This limited-edition collection focuses on several locations taken at the break of dawn. Each of the 16 images will only be available in 118 editions to a total of 1888 – a nod to Nat Geo’s birth year.
The web3 studio and NFT platform Snowcrash is launching National Geographic’s Genesis NFT Collection, “GM: Daybreak Around the World,” in a blind drop. The collection brings together 16 National Geographic photographers and digital artists to register daybreak around the world, and honors National Geographic’s 135th anniversary by including 1888 NFTs in reference to the year of its founding.
The Genesis collection features 16 National Geographic artists – some new to the web3 space, some prominent figures in the NFT community – who each contributed to the project with a unique story to tell. Some are sharing traditional documentary images, while others are exploring the narrative opportunities that the medium and format provide.
The full list of photographers and their pieces featured in “GM: Daybreak Around the World” include the following:
- Justin Aversano: “A Good Morning at the top of Mt. Sinai”
- Jimmy Chin: “Cerro Torre at Sunrise”
- Delphine Diallo: “Uprising”
- Yagazie Emezi: “We Are Light”
- Mia Forrest: “Flanksia, In Motion”
- Kris Graves: “Berry Creek”
- Aaron Huey: “Sunrise In The Void”
- ioulex: “7:04:05”
- John Knopf: “gm”
- Cristina Mittermeier: “Good morning, turtle”
- Renan Ozturk: “Everest Sunrise”
- Cath Simard: “Indélébile”
- Ben Strauss: “Pursuit of Equilibrium No.16”
- Tara Workman: “Rise & Shine”
- Reuben Wu: “New Dawn Fades”
- Michael Yamashita: “Hallelujah Sunrise”
WHEN: Primary sale of the collection begins late morning on Tuesday, Jan. 17.
WHERE: The NFTs can be purchased using a debit or credit card, without having a crypto wallet, on the Polygon blockchain. For full details on the collection and to sign up to receive updates on this drop, visit snowcrash.com/exclusive/natgeo