We’re excited to invite you to the next installment of our TPS Presents lecture series, featuring Pete Muller and sponsored by Sony North America. The talk will take place on Tuesday, November 1, at 12pm Eastern.

Pete Muller is an American photographer, researcher and film producer based between New York City and Portland, Maine. His work focuses on masculinities, conflict and human ecology. His ongoing project, A Tale of Two Wolves: A Study of Men and Behavior, aims to examine the interplay between gender, culture and male behavioral trends. For fifteen years, he was based in the Middle East and Africa, exploring conflict dynamics in the post-colonial world. He is a contributing photographer to National Geographic Magazine, TIME Magazine and the Washington Post, and has received awards from World Press Photo, Pictures of the Year International, the Overseas Press Club and others. His photographic work is heavily influenced by classical painting, including by the painters of the Hudson River School. In 2020, he co-produced the Emmy Award winning documentary, The First Wave. He is a National Geographic Storytelling Fellow and the Cyrus Vance Visiting Professor of International Relations at Mount Holyoke College in Massachusetts.
The talk will be followed with a Q&A session moderated by TPS Communications Director Alex Snyder. We’ll also be giving away a Sony Zv1 camera to one lucky participant.

This event is free and open to the public. Please feel free to share the link. We’ve also attached promotional materials for you to share via social media to spread the word.

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.