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    This week we are featuring a photo taken by Matt Slaby for an assignment shot for Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People featuring Temple Grandin.

    Caption: Temple Grandin at Colorado State University. Grandin is a Doctor of Animal Science best known for her work related to the humane treatment of livestock throughout their life and ultimate slaughter. Her work in this area draws from her condition as a person with high-functioning autism; her visual sensitivities contribute to her research and ability to isolate things that stress livestock passing through factory lines and other stressful environments.

     About the Image:

    “Grandin has been on my short list of people that I admire since I first came across her work in early 2009 while doing a little bit of reading related to the story I shot for Mother Jones on Wyoming’s use of wild horses in their prison program.  Grandin, a professor of animal science at Colorado State University, is probably best known for having achieved that level of distinction in spite of her autism.  In fact, that’s probably a misstatement in and of itself since her autism plays a pivotal role in a number of her developments related to humane transfer of livestock through feedlots, slaughterhouses, and vaccination lines.  (If you’re interested in geeking out, a variety of her articles are available on her website:http://www.grandin.com/index.html)  Her visual sensitivities contribute to her research and her ability to isolate things that stress livestock passing through factory lines and other stressful environments. 

    The simple beauty of this shoot was having the opportunity to meet someone that you really admire and finding that the person really match up to the hype. You can’t beat that.” -Matt Slaby

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