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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.Learn more about Randy and Melissa
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taxi in Tbilisi
We go to Vakthang Lichelli’s office. He’s just brought back some gold discs that give credence to a theory that the Jason and the Argonauts' voyage was actually ten centuries earlier than previously thought. The colonizing Greeks actually showed up here in the 16th century BC. I’ve set up a small studio in my hotel room and we’re carrying these gold discs—clues to the beginnings of trade routes and civilization—in matchboxes by taxicab across Tbilisi so I can photograph them.
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