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Photograph by Sisse Brimberg and Cotton Coulson

<p>Photo: Photographer Sisse Brimberg</p>

Photograph by Sisse Brimberg and Cotton Coulson

Born and raised in Copenhagen, Denmark, Sisse Brimberg has been a regular photographer for National Geographic since 1976, when a Danish grant allowed her to study photojournalism at the Society.

Since 1976, Brimberg has covered all sorts of subjects and traveled the world for National Geographic. Her particular passion is for historical/cultural stories that require a great deal of research and even more imagination. You can't photograph history, of course, so you have to find ways to make the past visible.

She has published more than 30 stories ranging from the far corners of Japan's paper industry to northern Europe's Viking culture. Her work is exhibited around the world.

Along with her late husband, Cotton Coulson, Brimberg created a media company, KEENPRESS, which produces photography and HD video films for international publications and companies. Much of their work focuses on the environment, climate issues, and international travel stories.


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