Neil Shea

writer | photographer | story consultant

Shea’s work transcends the politics about the war, and simply tells the kind of story people will read years from now…

Kate Palmer
Foreign Policy Magazine

Middle Passage

this series first appeared on National Geographic's Instagram feed

I’ve just published my latest Instagram-only series in collaboration with photographer Lynsey Addario and National Geographic magazine. The six-part project documents and explores the journey of African refugees and migrants as they cross the Mediterranean Sea, hoping to remake their lives in Europe. Our work (and its many repostings) can be found in its entirety on Instagram at my feed, National Geographic’s, or collected under the unique hashtag #middlepassage2015.

Remembering Michael Herr

On Dispatches, mentors, and writing about war

Last Rites for the Jade Sea

Kenya's Lake Turkana | in National Geographic

Letter from Kakuma

Nowhere Girl | in The American Scholar

Fly by Light

The Men Who Would Fly Forever | in National Geographic

A Gathering Menace

Making Taliban | in The American Scholar

Story Consulting

Instagram for students + clients

Telling Powerful Short Narratives

in Harvard's Nieman Reports

Watershed Stories

Using Instagram to reach new audiences with stories from Africa's Last Frontier

The Bear

Photography, memory, cold

VQR’s “True Story”

A Social Media Experiment in Non-Fiction