Melissa Farlow’s photography has not only captured the breathtaking beauty of the world, it has made a difference in it. A National Geographic freelancer for more than 15 years, Farlow was previously a staff photographer for the Pittsburgh Press, Kentucky’s Courier-Journal and the Louisville Times. While in Louisville, she belonged to a photographic team that won a Pulitzer Prize for its coverage of desegregation in public schools. Farlow has also worked in three African countries, compiling photos for a book comparing women’s roles in various cultures. Farlow’s images have won numerous awards, including the National Press Photographers’ Association Pictures of the Year.