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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.Learn more about Randy and Melissa
Random Journal Excerpt From a Remote Location
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We’re on the Georgian military road headed for Shatili for Khatoba festivals—Pagan rituals with some Christian overtones that involve animal sacrifices and drinking a lot of beer. It’s starting to rain and the canvas roof is full of holes. Tamasz has a wiper and I just have a stick of a wiper grating across a broken window. It’s now raining hard, so I put on my rain jacket and hood because it’s raining through the canvas and onto my head. Tamasz had his window unbolted and thrown in the back. Because of the rain, he bolts it back on and now the fumes are really bad… At least Guram has stopped smoking for the moment...
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