My name is Austin Beahm and I'm a lecturer of geography and photographer from California. For the past fifteen years, I've traveled and worked in Latin America and Asia. Most recently, I've photographed stories on traditional Japanese free-divers and Muay Thai fighters in Bangkok. Many of these photos are used for my university teaching, and others have appeared with National Geographic and the World Bank. 


Published by National Geographic and World Bank in "End Poverty" exhibit in Washington D.C., 2015

“This image speaks for itself about preservation of a beautiful landscape and the working conditions of the people that inhabit   it.”           — Erica Larson, National Geographic

Published in National Geographic Museum's “Food, Our Global Kitchen” exhibit in Washington, D.C., 2014


National Geographic, Thailand


National Geographic, 2015

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National Geographic Daily Dozen

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National Geographic Daily Dozen