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Kathleen Ward

Kathleen L. Ward is a writer based in Renton, Wash.

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The Road Ahead, Travel Photography Adapts to Uncertain Times Unpublished

16 March 2002 Published in Travel Photography

"The world is a book, and those who do not travel, read only a page."

Mantra of the modern travel photographer? No and yes. The words are those of religious philosopher St. Augustine, recorded in the fifth century. They're also a favorite inspiration for the husband-wife freelance photography team of Dave Houser and Jan Butchofsky-Houser.

The circumstances following the events of Sept. 11, 2001, have affected the lives of all travel photographers, and the Housers, based in Nogal, N.M., are representative of most. In the aftermath of this American tragedy, they've reflected on personal and professional reactions to the nation's tragedy and plan to continue traveling, albeit closer to home. Most importantly, with a steady hand on the wheel, they're steering their own courses into the future...