Nicolas Tanner is a photographer, journalist, and storyteller currently based out of a log cabin in Athens, Ohio. His work has been published in a variety of outlets including everything from the print cover of the New York Times to documentary...
Nuns wade in the Copacabana beach water, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, July 28, 2013. Pope Francis wrapped up a historic trip to his home continent Sunday with a Mass on the Copacabana beachfront that drew a reported 3Â million people. (AP Photo/Nicolas Tanner)
Residents of the city of Osh, Kyrgyzstan's southern capital, walk past an empty airplane fuselage-turned-public-cinema in a park on Oct. 29, 2011. Tensions in the city run high, as the country prepares for the fist elections since clashes between Kyrgyz and Uzbek communities tore through the region last spring.
Jim Peck and his friend and fellow competitor Jeff Letellier of Biddeford, Maine free their flocks over Lake Winnipesaukee in New Hampshire during the spring season of 2011. After getting up before dawn, the Biddeford Racing Club memebers drive over 70 miles away from their coops before releasing the birds. Carrier pigeons are able to navigate their way home from distances exceeding 600 miles.
Olga Valles arranges Pope Francis masks as they dry at her family's Condal mask-making factory ahead of the pontiff's visit in Sao Goncalo near Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, July 9, 2013. The pope's July 22-29 visit to Brazil, the world's largest Roman Catholic country, will be his first foreign trip as pontiff. (AP Photo/Nicolas Tanner)
Athens City police officer, Krishea Osborne (left), of Athens, Ohio radios for a tow truck at the scene of a four car accident while officer Andy Foster of Athens, Ohio escorts Brandon Bradley of Northfield, Ohio, arrested for driving while intoxicated, to a police car on West Union street in Athens, Ohio on Saturday, Sept 29th, 2012. Behind them an Emergency Medical Responder wheels one of Bradley's passengers, Anthony Saveriano of Northfield, Ohio to an ambulance that will take him to O'Bleness Hospital to be treated for head and spinal injuries.
Protesters try to invade the state assembly during a protest in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Monday, June 17, 2013. Officers in Rio fired tear gas and rubber bullets when a group of protesters invaded the state legislative assembly and threw rocks and flares at police. Protesters massed in at least seven Brazilian cities Monday for another round of demonstrations voicing disgruntlement about life in the country, raising questions about security during big events like the current Confederations Cup and a papal visit next month.Â
Two protestors kiss on the steps on a government building in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on July 22, 2014 to protest the arrival of the Pope for World Youth Day. The writing on the balloon to their left reads, "God is Gay".
In this Aug. 3, 2013 photo, a boy jumps in the air and grabs his foot while practicing a step from a dance form called "passinho," or "little step," at a makeshift dance studio in the Borel favela, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Passinho is a mix of samba-esque footwork, breakdance handstands, free spins and athletic acrobatics, all set to a music heavy on funk hooks laid over snare beats.
Danika Garcia, 5, waits for her father Fidel at an immigration services meeting in Portland, Maine, on April 15, 2011. A continuance was issued for Fidel's deportation date and the family must wait until June before a decision is made as to the Salvadoran man's status.
A boy holds a sign in front of a blocked tunnel during a protest to press for clarifications on missing persons including a bricklayer who recently disappeared, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013. The 42-year-old father of six was picked up for police questioning on suspicions of involvement in drug trafficking, but was released shortly thereafter. He has not been seen from since. Official statistics showing that nearly 35,000 people were reported as missing in Rio state alone over the past five years.
People greet Pope Francis as he travels through a road tunnel in his pope-mobile in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, early Saturday, July 27, 2013. Pope Francis on Saturday challenged bishops from around the world to get out of their churches and preach, and to have the courage to go to the farthest margins of society to find the faithful.
Isabel de Rosario tends to her son and step-daughter during lunch in Portland Maine on February 5th, 2011. De Rosario, a Guatemalan immigrant, had to move out of her house after incidents of domestic abuse against her and her children had put them at serious physical risk. Because they are undocumented, reporting the crimes to the police is impossible.
A teenager in At-Bashy village, Kyrgyzstan, readies himself for a plunge into the first flows of a spring thaw in a stream at the base of the Tian Shan Mountains bordering western China on May 13, 2009.
A woman weeps on her knees, as she looks up at the World Youth Day cross during a visit to the Penha sanctuary in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Saturday, July 13, 2013. Pope Francis will travel to Brazil and participate in World Youth Day events from July 22-28.
A reenactment actor, who appears in festivals featuring the history and culture of first peoples of the northeastern United States poses for a portrait in Athens, Ohio in April 2013. He shares no common ancestry with any first peoples and identifies as white.
A protestor sleeps on the second floor inside the Indian Museum complex, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013. A group of indigenous people and their supporters have re-occupied the museum complex months after police ousted the group in a violent takeover. The crumbling complex sits next to Rioâ€™s legendary Maracana football stadium, where the final of next yearâ€™s World Cup will be played. Under the stadiumâ€™s costly refurbishment plan, the museum was meant to be demolished to make way for a shopping mall and a parking lot.