Independent non profit news and commentary site Truthout.org published my essay on my experiences and what I discovered while working on my Yellowstone buffalo story. In case you missed it. http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/38145-montana-s-beef-with-buffalo-and-yellowstone-s-buffalo-battle
This week in a sweeping gesture, the buffalo became the first national mammal of the United States. But it is just that, a gesture. For the sad truth for those who care to look beyond the glaze of regurgitated headlines and political half truths is that the American buffalo is persecuted still. In Yellowstone, the worlds first national park, America's last wild buffalo succumb to an axe wielded by the state of Montana to protect cowboys and their cows.
A encounter while on assignment with the oldest inhabitant of a small Irish village.
It's great to start a year with a cover. I hope it's a sign of what is to come in 2013.
In September 2012 I had the pleasure of shooting a story on sustainable food within the national parks system for the National Parks Magazine based in Washington DC. This assignment was all shot in San Francisco and Marin county mainly in the Golden Gate recreation area including areas such as the majestic Muir Woods National Monument, named after one of my personal heroes Scottish man John Muir. Thanks to my stellar editors Scott Kirkwood and Nicole Yin this was a perfect editorial assignment from start to finish. The story is currently running in the Winter 2013 edition of the magazine.