About the Cover Photographer Mark Sandlin Mark will do anything to get the shot. He has hung out of helicopters, paddled remote rivers, mushed dog sleds, and logged millions of miles in cramped airline seats. He has shared meals with presidents and with lepers in Nepal. No matter who he has photographed or where he has traveled, he has left with new friends and an invitation to return. His work shows a respect for his subjects, a passion for his craft, and an unfailing instinct for beautiful light. Pictured on the cover is Old Point, a 1909 dredge boat that is part of the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum collection.
Freelance photographer Mark Sandlin has criss-crossed the globe, camera in hand, to tell the stories of the people and places that make the world such a colorful and intriguing place. His photographic assignments have taken him to several Olympic Games, all 50 states, numerous foreign countries, many of the finest restaurants in the South, and even a couple of war zones. Most recently, he served as director of photography at Southern Living Magazine, where he was on staff for more than 16 years. He also served many years as director of photography for the Home Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention.