National Geographic Traveler didn’t pay…


My name is Mustafa Turgut, and I’m a professional photographer based in Istanbul, Turkey. One of my photos was published on the cover of the China edition of National Geographic Traveler magazine in November 2011… and I was never paid for it.

On October 13, 2011, I received an email from someone named Tracy Chu, then an editor for National Geographic Traveler China. She wrote that they liked a photo I took in Machu Picchu, which I uploaded to TrekEarth, and they wanted to use it as the cover photo of their magazine in China… More at PetaPixel.

The irony of so many websites now linking to this story and also using his photo.

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