Adam Jahiel

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"American photographer. Born April 27, 1956 in Ann Arbor Michigan. Raised in Urbana Illinois. Educated At Brooks Institute of Photography (BS), majoring in commercial photography and University of Missouri Columbia (BJ) majoring in photojournalism. Apprenticed with Douglas Kirkland for two years in Los Angeles, CA. Began freelance career in Los Angeles doing editorial, motion picture and corporate photography, for approx. 8 years. Now lives in Story. Wyoming pop. 650. Married, two children, two dogs, three cats, and five horses."

"I have had a varied professional career. I have worked for the motion picture industry, adventure projects, most notably as the photographer for the landmark French-American 1987 Titanic expedition. My work has appeared in most major U.S. publications, including Time, Newsweek, The New York Times, Smithsonian, National Geographic Society and others. My work also has appeared in literally dozens of books, including the acclaimed "The Day in a Life of" series."

"The Project: For years, I have been photographing the cowboys of the Great Basin, perhaps one of the most inhospitable regions of the already rugged West. These people represent one of the last authentic American subcultures, one that is disappearing at a rapid rate."

"I have traveled in many places in the world. I visited Wyoming on a photo-assignment and fell in love with it. I decided that this was the place I wanted to live. There is a lot of space here, and beautiful open landscape where I live."