Portland Art Museum Photography Council presents: Randy Olson

by | Feb 11, 2016 | Community

Pro Photo Supply is happy to sponsor the Portland Art Museum Photography Council’s Brown Bag Lunch Talk series. The next talk will take place on February 17th, 12:00-1:00 P.M. at the Portland Art Museum, featuring photographer Randy Olson. This presentation is free to the public. See our Events page for more information.

From the photography council:

Randy Olson is a documentary photographer whose work has taken him to 50 countries over the past 30 years. From the Australian Outback, to the tundra of Siberia and the savannas of Sudan and rivers of Ethiopia, Olson has shot over 30 stories for National Geographic magazine, documenting cultures, resources and protected areas. His work has been published in LIFE, GEO and Smithsonian magazines.  In 2011 National Geographic Society published a book of his work in their Masters of Photography series. His commercial clients include Toyota, HSBC, Stratos Global, and Becton Dickinson. His editorial work earned him the honor of being one of only two photographers to be awarded both the titles of Newspaper Photographer of the Year and Magazine Photographer of the Year by Pictures of the Year International. Olson was awarded the Robert F. Kennedy Award for Excellence in Journalism, and is the founder of The Photo Society, the non-profit organization of photographers contributing to National Geographic Magazine.

“What’s important to me in a photograph is to be able to see what the person in the image is thinking and feeling; I always want my pictures to connect with people. Young photographers often look for how we are different—the wacky world we live in. I look for how we are all the same. If I do a good job documenting an issue, those images can bring light to stories that otherwise could be easily ignored. I am a journeyman photographer; I always try to push myself to take pictures that make a difference.”

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