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Experience a musical and photographic adventure across the American landscape. Travel along the Alaskan and Canadian Inside Passage, journey through the Midwest in Search of Lake Wobegon, glide down the dark Amazon beyond your familiar edge. Sail the Chesapeake, explore Puget Sound.


Richard Olsenius takes you on an odyssey from the Arctic to the deep reaches of the Amazon River through original music, photography and video that spans over 40 years and includes much of his work from National Geographic Magazine. Richard Olsenius has been shooting film and video and composing music inspired by the American Landscape since 1975. His landscape photography and documentary work has been published in newspapers, magazines and international organizations around the world. His assignments span from the Arctic to South America, and from Europe to SE Asia. But the heart of his work features the people and places of the American Landscape.

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Nearly 17 years ago, I worked with Garrison Keillor to explore his “created world” of Lake Wobegon on a story for National Geographic.  His goal as the writer and mine as the photographer was to see if the place, memorialized for years on the Prairie Home Companion radio show, still existed. With my old 4 x 5 field camera and black and white film, I spent months exploring the small towns and farmland of central Minnesota northwest of St. Cloud, the proverbial location of Lake Wobegon. It was summer when I started the assignment and in the following months I found a special world that I grew to love. In July of this year after a 42-year run, Garrison retired the Prairie Home Companion radio show and its news from Lake Wobegon.  As I look back on my “In Search of  Lake Wobegon,” I still see the best of who we are and who we can be. Timeless is the only word I can think of…R. Olsenius

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“I stand here for the first time...


And find that my heart has been here all along


The first foggy light of dawn caresses the rocky coast and I thrill to the sweeping vistas...”

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