Mary recently received the Society of American Travel Writers' (SATW) Silver Award for her photographic essay on the Ethiopian Orthodox festival of Timkat, a UNESCO-honored event. This came a year after she received the Gold Award for her coverage of the colorful, centuries-old livestock market in Nizwa, Oman.

In addition, our documentary travel films continue becoming official selections at film festivals from Iran and Russia to the U.S.

During the pandemic, the focus of our projects has expanded to include social justice issues, among them civil rights and climate change. Our film about the history of the women's suffrage movement was screened by the League of Women Voters and the Levine Museum of the New South. Currently, we're producing a film about climate change and the urgent need to take action to protect our environment.

Though cautious, we've not let COVID-19 stop our travels. Last summer, we explored some of our favorite places in Switzerland—Lucerne, Zermatt and the Lauterbrunnen Valley. This May we visited France, stopping in the historic cities of Strasbourg and Colmar. then moving on to Annecy and the French Alps. We hope to return to Polynesia and East Greenland later in the year. Inshallah!

Meanwhile, we're working on a 3-volume set of books that showcases our photography over three decades.