Illustrations by Roxanne Palmer

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Brendan Spiegel is Narratively’s Editorial Director. His work has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post and New York magazine, among other publications. 

Roxanne Palmer is a full-time science journalist, part-time cartoonist and former fishmonger. She lives in Brooklyn, N.Y.

Born in Paris in 1979, Jonathan Alpeyrie moved to the United States in 1993. He has shot photographs for local Chicago newspapers, in the South Caucasus, Congo, the Middle East, North Africa and Central Asia. His work has appeared in The Sunday Times, Le Figaro magazine, ELLE, American Photo, Glamour, Aftenposten, Le Monde and BBC.

By Jonathan Alpeyerie on Narratively:

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