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Mustangs | Spirit of the Shrinking West

Mustangs | Spirit of the Shrinking West, National Geographic Magazine


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About Olson & Farlow

Melissa Farlow and Randy Olson are photojournalists in the documentary tradition. Even though they are published in LIFE, GEO, Smithsonian and other magazines, they have primarily photographed for the National Geographic Society on over 50 assignments that have taken them to 50 countries over the past 20 years.

They normally work individually, but have co-produced National Geographic Magazine stories on Northern California, National Parks and the Alps. They photographed a joint book project on the Southern United States and have collaborated on over 70 books with other photographers that are published by Collins Publishers, National Geographic and others.

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Random Journal Excerpt From a Remote Location

Ma Cadeaux

I’ve been avoiding this scumbag-he is the highest government official in the reserve.  I truly believe he would allow people to do anything they want in the reserve as long as he got paid.  He greets me with his Simon Legree look, rubbing his hands together.  I ask him why he is allowing six soldiers to hunt elephant in the reserve.  I ask him why he is not doing his job.  He gives some answer about how WCS (American NGO) has to mobilize people from Kinshasa to stop this even though it is clearly his job to do so… this government can’t protect it’s own resources. I’m disgusted with this guy and I say “thank you very much… I will let you and Paluku talk.”  As I shake his hand …