National Geographic : 1998 May
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC sAssignment JOANNAB. PINNEO * THE CLIMATE PUZZLE across the desert "on nothing that ever looked like Weathering the Road a road" to photograph the Mohameds, a family of nomadic Tuareg. "Since my translator was a man, I tried to stay ahead of the rainy season," explains he felt uncomfortable in the women's tent, so I photographer Joanna Pinneo of her eight-country usually didn't understand a thing they were say shooting schedule for this story. Rain wasn't a ing," says Joanna. "But they were so accepting of problem in Mali though. Joanna drove for days me, I felt we'd had long, wonderful conversations." CASCADIA On the Hot Seat "The hardest part of shooting the Cascades," says photographer Jim Richardson, "is seeing them in the first place." During much of his visit the mountains hid behind clouds. Other problems: On Mount Baker (left) Jim did without goggles that would protect his eyes from acrid fumes. "My glasses wouldn't fit under them, and I need my glasses to see. One thing I could see, though, was my camera lens fogging up from the steam!" Jim gained a valuable lesson from his time inside Cascadia's gassiest volcano. "Never sit on a steaming fumarole. Jeans will not protect you." NATIONALGEOGRAPHIC(ISSN 0027-9358)ISPUBLISHEDMONTHLYBYTHENATIONALGEOGRAPHICSOCIETY,114517THST.N.W .,WASHINGTON,D.C.20036-4688.$27.00A YEAR,$5.00 A COPY. PERIODICALSPOSTAGEPAIDATWASHINGTON,D.C.,AND ELSEWHERE.POSTMASTER:SENDADDRESSCHANGESTONATIONALGEOGRAPHIC,P.O .BOX63002,TAMPA,FLORIDA33663-3002. "