In your bag #92 – Micah Albert


by Bellamy /

2 min read

In your bag number 92, Micah Albert
Right then, this bag is pretty much up there as one of my favorites already. Here we have a bag that is used by and belongs to a genuine documentary photographer. Micah Albert has very kindly offered to share his bag with us, so let’s have a look.

Hey, there!

My name is Micah Albert, I’m a photographer that has been working for over ten years throughout Africa, the Middle East and North America and have been represented by Redux Pictures since 2006. I specialized in and am passionate about, difficult-to-access regions and countries and the ensuring and many times, under-covered issues — I call Northern California home. I’ve traveled to over 60 countries and through that time, have worked in over 25 refugee camps, 6 conflict zones, 4 rebel-controlled territories, been attacked in road blocks twice, and have worked on over 75 human interest, foreign policy, travel, energy, business, conflict and general news reportage stories. My photos have appeared in books, magazines and newspapers worldwide including The New York Times, BBC, National Geographic Traveler, Smithsonian Magazine, and many others.

In the bag (shown)

Nikon D3 (often 2)
Fuji X100
Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8
Nikon 28-70mm f/2.8
Nikon 50mm f/1.4
Nikon 85mm f/1.4
Nikon 80-200mm f/2.8
Nikon SB-900
Pocket Wizard Flex TT5
Pocket Wizard Mini TT1
Passport (been filled 2x in 4 years) WITH yellow card
Lot’s of various money
CRKT knife
Lowepro Stealth Reporter D550
Lexar 8G and 16G Cards
Lot’s of pens
Timex watch – not too flashy
Lot’s of notepads

In the bag (not shown)

Nikon 2X Tele-Convertor
Small roll of duct tape
Macbook Pro
Extra copies of passport
The appropriate regions cell phone
Cipro (or whatever antibiotic)
Electrolyte Tablets

Honestly, it really depends on the trip or subtrip, within a trip. Many times I’m faced with very strict and tight weight limits on regional airlines. But… This is the just.

My website is
I blog at
I tweet at

I love seeing everyone’s bag, we all know that. But I really love it when I get to see inside the bag of a working photographer, especially when they have been working in warzones. Thanks to Micah for sharing this. Check out his links and follow him on twitter.

Keep them coming folks, we need more submissions, so get your bag on Send me a hi resolution image of the bag (please make sure it is horizontal) and its contents, with some details about yourself and what you shoot. Oh and don’t forget your contact details (twitter, flickr, tumbler et al). Send the bag shots here.

3 comments on “In your bag #92 – Micah Albert”

    Sander February 20, 2012 at 10:46 pm / Reply

    Love the gear and the way the X100 complements the Nikons! :)

    Luke Brown February 21, 2012 at 9:02 am / Reply

    I have that same pocket knife in my bag.

    Eduardo Diaz February 16, 2013 at 11:51 pm / Reply

    Hi Mike, just saw your award winning pictures of the woman sitting read a book in the middle of a dump in Nairobi… I was so moved, brought tears to my eyes. I am an amateur photographer and love getting out and taking photos. Your work inspired me even more, thank you and God bless you and may his face shine upon you!



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