Contact: 406.581.1927 janieo@montana.com


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To every project, I bring my respect for the people, land and politics of the West. I am moved by the challenge of making both readable and complex images. I think about all the variables -  from quality of light to layering to emotional tenor - to make photographs that communicate, through photojournalism, the story at hand.

Recent highlights from the last few (pandemic) years include: coverage of Senator Jon Tester for The Wall Street Journal, ongoing documentation of Under the Big Sky, a personal project about the population boom in Montana and the affects on citizens and the land; authorship and photography coverage for The New York Times piece, "The World Through a Lens," and recipient of "selected artist" in the Los Angeles Center of Photography Creative Portrait Exhibit.

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Recent feature stories:  

"Big Sky is Sprawling,Luxurious and Pricey, "The New York Times, 2022

“Who can afford to live in the American West when locals can't? The Guardian, 2021

"Pandemic Crowds Bring Rivergeddon to Montana,"The New York Times, 2020

“Senator Jon Tester Walks Solid Blue Line in Solid Red Montana," The Wall Street Journal, 2021

"Senator Jon Tester Wants Democrats to Fight for Rural America," The Wall Street Journal,2020

“Voices From the Front Lines of America's Food Supply," The New York Times, 2021

“My Beloved College Town Has a Problem," The New York Times, 2021

“Jobless, Selling Nudes Online and Still Struggling," The New York Times, 2021

"The World Through a Lens," author + photographer, The New York Times, 2020

“Wildland Firefighters are Depending on GoFundMe to Survive," BuzzFeed News, 2021

"What Killed St. Joseph's Patients, Covid-19," NPR,2020

 "Steven Rinella of Netflix's MeatEater," The Wall Street Journal,2020 

"Is The Cure for Covid in the Rocky Mountains?", The New York Times, 2020

"What It's Like to Run a Rural State During a Pandemic," The New York Times, 2020

"The Future of Travel," The New York Times, 2020

"A Shortage of Steak?," The New York Times, 2020

"A Once-Powerful Mining Town Awaits Final Cleanup," The Washington Post, 2020

"52 Places to Go in 2020, Glacier National Park," The New York Times, 2020

"Let the Stream Run Through It," The New York Times, 2018

"Oksana Masters's Road from a Ukrainian Orphanage to Paralympic Stardom," NYT,2018

"In North Dakota, Boom, Bust and Oil," The New York Times, 2015

“Can Montana’s Smith River Survive a Nearby Mine?” The New York Times, 2015

"On the Trail of Nabokov in the American West," The New York Times, 2016