- I’m a story-geek with a passion for striking up conversations with strangers.
- I primarily tell stories with my camera – through film and photography – and I work with a wide range of commercial and editorial clients.
- I’m endlessly curious.
- My interest in creating my own work is balanced by my interest in teaching and inspiring others to tell their own stories.
- Whenever possible, I prefer to be barefoot or upside-down.
Claire Bangser is New Orleans based freelance photographer and short filmmaker. Her work – spanning commercial and editorial projects – is centered around telling human stories powerfully. In February 2014, she started the popular New Orleans street portrait project NOLAbeings. Since then, her work has been featured by a wide range of media, including National Geographic, The New York Times, TIME, Wired, NPR, Glamour, The Wall Street Journal, Amazon’s DP Review, Le Parisien Magazine, Thrillist, New Orleans Magazine, TEDx, Runner’s World Magazine and Vox. Claire leads trips every summer for National Geographic Student Expeditions, where she teaches filmmaking and photography to high school students abroad. She has led trips to the Mediterranean (2013), the French and Swiss Alps (2014-2016) and Iceland (2016).
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