About Us

What makes Around the World in a Viewfinder different?

Our exclusive cultural/travel stock photography agency is small and highly specialized; our photos and documentaries are personal, the fruit of our own NGO experiences. Because we are so specialized, we offer a comprehensive coverage of our subject matter that few other organizations can supply. Large agencies may have millions of photos, but they don't have the subjects we focus on. We specialize in capturing unique professional travel and cultural images in some of the remotest corners of the world.

Who is our competition?

Corbis and Getty are the two largest photo agencies in the world, representing thousands of photographers and millions of photos. Why are we sending you to other agencies? Because we know that, after hours of sifting through thousands of photos marginally related to your subject, you will be delighted to return to us. So, before you click on these hotlinks, make sure you Bookmark our page! We suggest that you try some of the following keywords in their search engines: Kalbeliya, Bopa, Bauriya, Bishnoi, Megwal, Ngobe, Embera, Wounan, Jagua and Pech; these are just some of the indigenous people we feature.

We don't sell just photos...

Photos from other agencies provide marginal captioning; we specialize in cultural documentaries. Our photographers sometimes spend weeks or months at a time documenting a village or a family. Not only do we provide you with fascinating captions, but we can also provide extensive background information about the people, their villages and their lifestyles. Because CEO Jean-Philippe Soulé is also the founder and president of the Native Planet NGO, the depth of coverage we offer is unparalleled in the photo industry. Many of our photos posted on this site have links to cultural information on the Native Planet site. Full stories are also available for publishing.

Let our pictures make your decision for you!

J-Philippe also organizes cultural ecotravel tours to visit the Mentawai as well as private photography tours through Native Planet Adventures. He also designs and guides unique bicycle tours in the French Pyrenees and Corsica.