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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


we stop at a state hospital…it’s a confusing place and somehow we realize I’m queued up to see a gynecologist.  At least I got to use the time to call my fixer in Republic of Georgia…he says that we have to use a helicopter to get to the folks in the small, Kartvelian speaking villages in the Caucasian mountains and he is still working on the problem that this particular tribe of folks likes to rob foreigners.  He talks about having a hard time getting insurance for this trip… and not wanting to go the local “criminal structures.”  I wonder what the insurance is for…