All Three Photo Society Projects are Funded

Photo © Ami Vitale | All rights reserved

From the Indie Voices site:

Three projects reach 100% – thank you! 

This week saw three of our projects sponsored by The Photo Society raise more than 100% of their original funding goals.

Thanks to you, our IndieVoices supporters and donors, these stories – raising awareness of the plight of continuing generations of Agent Orange victims in Vietnam, investigating and documenting the inexplicably high death toll of Nicaragua’s sugar plantation farmers from chronic kidney disease, and highlighting the efforts made by the indigenous communities of northern Kenya to stop the commercial poaching threatening the extinction of some of the world’s largest animals – can now be told.

On our blog, Twitter and Facebook, we’ll be keeping you up to date with Ami VitaleEd Kashi and Catherine Karnow‘s progress as they now embark on their respective journeys to Kenya, Nicaragua and Vietnam to photograph and share these communities’ stories with a global audience. 

Again, thank you for your great support in helping these voices be heard!

Photo © Catherine Karnow | All rights reserved

Find out more about Reza’s current project on Afghanistan Peace Warriors here.

About the author

RANDY OLSON’s 27 National Geographic magazine projects have taken him to many countries in Africa, the Siberian Arctic, Abu Dhabi, American Samoa, Austria, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Dubai, Guyana, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Italy, Japan, Kamchatka, Newfoundland, Pakistan, Palmyra, Republic of Georgia, Russia, Spain, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, and the South Pacific.
National Geographic Society published a book of his work in their Masters of Photography series in January 2011. Olson was the 2003 Magazine Photographer of the Year in the Pictures of the Year International (POYi) competition, and was also awarded POYi’s 1992 Newspaper Photographer of the Year—one of only two photographers to win in both media in the largest photojournalism contest operating continuously since World War II. While working at The Pittsburgh Press, Olson received an Alicia Patterson Fellowship to support a seven-year project documenting a family with AIDS, and a Robert F. Kennedy Award for his story on problems with Section 8 housing. He was also awarded the Nikon Sabbatical and a grant from the National Archives to save the Pictures of the Year collection.
Melissa Farlow and Randy Olson are photojournalists in the documentary tradition. Their work has taken them to 50 countries over the past 20 years. Even though they are published in LIFE, GEO, Smithsonian and other magazines, they have primarily worked on 50 projects for the National Geographic Society. They normally work individually, but have co-produced National Geographic magazine stories on northern California, American national parks, and the Alps. They photographed the southern United States for a book by Collins Publishing and have collaborated on over 70 books by various publishers.