Anthony Rodale Photographer, Ultra runner, Eco-acteur From Allentown, Pennsylvania raised on the original Rodale Organic Gardening Experimental farm! At an early age I picked up a camera, started to take pictures, and never looked back! Running, cycling, swimming, walking, hiking, traveling with my camera; the path I chose. Working in the family publishing business Rodale Inc. beginning at age 15, I made photographs for the magazines and books on themes of health, fitness and the environment. This experience allowed me to discover, experiment, and refine my craft as an emerging commercial photographer. In 1987, I graduated from Brooks Institute of Photography and Business, Santa Barbara, California. Post Brooks Institute, combining my skills as a photographer and interest in sustainable and organic farming, I spent many years working at The Rodale Institute, traveling the world visiting farms to learn first hand what makes sustainable and organic farming practices models of success for farmers and communities. I’ve served on various non-profit Boards; Africa News Agency, Rainforest Alliance, Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture, the Soil Association UK Appeal Board, and currently I am President of the Sustainable Food Alliance working directly with the Sustainable Food Trust UK. Since 2005 my photographic work has focused on making images reflecting the idea of “Flow” in human activity via sport, daily work or artistic expression. A “Flow” experience can be described as an intense moment where a person’s mental focus and physical ability come together as one while doing an instinctive or enjoyable activity. I've exhibited this work in France, Japan and in the USA. Currently as an ultra runner, 2 time Marathon des Sables finisher, I've carved out a journalistic niche to run, photograph and write about ultra runners and the races. My work has been published on RunnersWorld.com and MensHealth.com For assignments and all other inquires, please contact, AnthonyRodale@aol.com All content - copyright, Anthony Rodale, All rights reserved.