Mustangs | The Shrinking West
Americans have a love affair with horses—especially the wild horse. Mustangs are a mythic symbol of freedom, heroism, romance, limitless possibilities, and the vanishing West.
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kiss from a little girl
The place we will stay tonight has no electricity because a few of the families in the village haven’t paid their bills (so everyone in the village loses their power because there is no way to turn off power individually—yet another holdover from communism). The family next to the power station is very nice and I take a Polaroid of the little girl with her father. I am just bending over her shoulder to see how the Polaroid is developing and she turns and kisses my cheek in such a sweet way… Polaroids are magic and they are just . . . take a picture—give a picture . . . but this kiss was something. She was so grateful and giving her this little photograph was such a simple, easy thing to do.
News & Updates
Siena International Photography Awards
This was a blast last year: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8VUWgJ0XOHY
Melissa Talks About Her First Photo
This was the opening to the Siena Photo Contest this year in Siena Italy. https://vimeo.com/151334899
Melissa Farlow, Ami Vitale National Geographic Talks in Phoenix and New York
Randy on National Geographic’s PROOF
Blue Chalk Video by Rob Finch and Jamie Francis Shot for NatGeoCreative.com
Our photographs in Christies Limited Edition 125 Years of National Geographic Auction
Bob Gilka, Legendary editor dies at 96
Photo by J. Bruce Baumann This is from the NPPA blog: ARLINGTON, VA (June 25, 2013) – Robert E. Gilka, a newspaper photographer and editor who was a mentor to legions of photographers and who was the director of photography for National Geographic Magazine for more...
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.