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Laura Grier is known as the “Indiana Jones of Adventure Travel Photography”. She was named on Discovery Channel UK’s “20 Richest People in the World List”; people who are rich in life experiences
Living overseas and working for the CIA by age 18, she began what would become a lifelong wanderlust. As a photojournalist for the past 20 years, she has photographed weddings and traveled on all 7 continents making a career out of exploring and documenting the world.
Laura’s most notable work has been shooting for Novica, National Geographic’s catalog that represents global artisans practicing the “Vanishing Arts”
Passionate about storytelling, mentoring, women’s education and empowerment, photography, and travel, Laura leads workshops, expeditions, and has recently launched Andeana Hats, her passion project with National Geographic working with Quechua Artisans in Peru.
On today’s show, Laura opens up about what it was like growing up with her parents working for the CIA and later working for them herself, why she was dubbed the Indians Jones of the adventure travel photography, how her company supports the native Peruvian tribes, how to create a sustainable fashion brand and how to create your dream job with purpose.
Laura’s Grier Travel Instagram
Laura’s Andeana Hats Instagram
In Today’s Episode We Discuss:
Growing up with parents and eventually Laura working for the CIA,
Dubbed the Indians Jones of the adventure travel photography
Sacred valley embroidery
Supporting native Peruvian tribes via the company, during the pandemic
Creating a sustainable fashion brand
Favorite places to photograph
Leading workshops and expeditions,
Decade theme- intention
How to create a dream job with purpose