Traveling is in Danny Zapalac’s blood. When Soviet tanks rolled into Czechoslovakia in 1968, his parents fled west. Thirty-nine years ago, Zapalac was born in the Greenpoint section of Brooklyn, New York. Five years later his parents moved again, this time to East Long Beach, California, where he was raised.
Attending college locally, Zapalac went to Long Beach State University, and graduated with an International Business degree. After graduation, he worked at a snowboard shop. He eventually realized it wasn’t for him, and, at 26, he picked up a camera for the first time and fell in love with photography.
In the Fast Company story, Sussman gives a recap of her ongoing project and points out her Mamiya 7 II and Fujifilm Pro Pack among the standard gear she carries with her on expeditions. We can’t wait until this project is complete. One woman traveling the globe to document what has been here longer than any of us, and still quite alive, is one of the most exciting photography projects we’ve heard of in a long time. Go, Rachel!