The Atlantic 'First Draft Series' - Sam Abell
Since 1970, Sam Abell has worked as a documentary photographer, shooting primarily for National Geographic. Over his 40-year career, he has depicted Aboriginal Australians, Montana cattle ranchers, and the Imperial Palace of Japan. Here, in an exclusive video interview for The Atlantic, he recounts his year-long quest to find the perfect image of bison skulls for an essay on American painter Charles M. Russell.
Director, Editor, Camera: Ross McDermott; Interview: Alex Hoyt for TheAtlantic.com; Special Thanks to Tony Higgins for Sound. tonyhiggins.org/