The Stories in our Genes
Aired On: Nov 29, 2012
Randy Olson talks about photographing environments that are under threat and shows how many cultures share common ground.
Stories that have become most important to Randy Olson involve cultures or environments that are under threat, usually from some form of commercial consumption. He has spent his life trying to get into the heads of his photography subjects, so that he can put what they are thinking and feeling onto film.
Olson's work has been published in LIFE, GEO,...
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