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Mary Herbert received the Society of American Travel Writers' Gold Award (2020) and Silver Award (2021) for her photography essays covering the centuries-old livestock market in Oman and, in the following year, the UNESCO-recognized Timkat religious celebration in Ethiopia. Judges included editors from National Geographic ,the Washington Post and other publications as well as the head photographer at NASA for 30 years.
The Embassy of Oman invited us to be guest speakers and screen our Oman documentary film at its annual Ramadan celebration in 2019 at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C.
Film festivals in which we've recently been awarded include the International Travel Film Festival in Cypress, the Accolade Festival in Los Angeles, the 9th Annual Iranian Film Festival in San Francisco, the International Travel Film Festival in Moscow, Russia and the Awareness Film Festival in Los Angeles, California.
Our documentary film about Ethiopia is screening on the TV site of Wild Frontiers, a London-based international travel company. In addition, a short documentary covering Yosemite National Park has screened on the site of the National Park Conservation Association's site.
Finally, our film about the history of the women's suffrage movement was screened by the League of Women Voters at Charlotte's Levine Museum of the New South as well as other venues.
Most of our future foreign travel plans are on hold pending developments with the pandemic. On the horizon nevertheless are journeys to Greenland, Patagonia, Argentina and Polynesia.