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On Saturday, friends and former Southern Magazine colleagues got together to remember Donovan Webster, a writer/editor/man-about-the-world who committed suicide on July 4th. Don worked with us at Southern Magazine, a startup magazine about the South that some of you may remember. Southern lasted about three years, and then Time, Inc. bought us. Those of us who were there worked our butts off, had a big time, and were bonded with this experience. Don was a valued part of Southern and went on to a solid career working with Whittle Communications, Outside Magazine, National Geographic, National Geographic Traveler, and the New York Times Magazine, among others. Don was a great outdoorsman and fly fisherman. No saint. He had his ups and downs, a total man with light and shadows that haunted him. This is the way of all women and men, of course. But to add to the usual vicissitudes of life, Don had incredible tragedy in his last years, the final one being the taking of his own life. And we, his former colleagues and friends, came together in this beautiful evening to celebrate Dons life. Scott Caroll, a dear friend of Don’s and ours, put our tribute table together with wonderful photos of Don, books of his as well as other writers who meant something to Don, and mementoes from the natural World that connected with Don’s spirit. With good food and lots of delicious wine, we raised our glasses to Don in his good memory. Stories were told. Love and laughter were shared. Don left this world too soon. We love you, Don. You will always be in our hearts.🎈❤️🙏🏻❤️🎈 #DonovanWebster #SouthernMagazine #OutsideMagazine #writer #editor #arkansas #cometogether #suicide #love #friends #colleagues #thesouth #loss @dryforkcreek #writer #editor @outsidemagazine @natgeo @natgeotravel

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#repost @natgeo - Photo by George Steinmetz @geosteinmetz Camel caravan heading to Bilma for salt, as seen from my paraglider 1998 #notadrone #DonovanWebster #Sahara To see more of our world from above, follow @geosteinmetz

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#Repost @natgeo • • • • • Photo by George Steinmetz @geosteinmetz Camel caravan heading to Bilma for salt, as seen from my paraglider 1998 #notadrone #DonovanWebster #Sahara To see more of our world from above, follow @geosteinmetz

#Repost @natgeo ・・・ Photo by George Steinmetz @geosteinmetz Camel caravan heading to Bilma for salt, as seen from my paraglider 1998 #notadrone #DonovanWebster #Sahara To see more of our world from above, follow @geosteinmetz

Photo by George Steinmetz @geosteinmetz Camel caravan heading to Bilma for salt, as seen from my paraglider 1998 #notadrone #DonovanWebster #Sahara To see more of our world from above, follow @geosteinmetz

#Repost @natgeo (@get_repost) ・・・ Photo by George Steinmetz @geosteinmetz Camel caravan heading to Bilma for salt, as seen from my paraglider 1998 #notadrone #DonovanWebster #Sahara To see more of our world from above, follow @geosteinmetz

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#Summer #London #MiddleEast #Repost @natgeo (@get_repost) ・・・ Photo by George Steinmetz @geosteinmetz Camel caravan heading to Bilma for salt, as seen from my paraglider 1998 #notadrone #DonovanWebster #Sahara To see more of our world from above, follow @geosteinmetz

Photo by George Steinmetz @geosteinmetz Camel caravan heading to Bilma for salt, as seen from my paraglider 1998 #notadrone #DonovanWebster #Sahara To see more of our world from above, follow @geosteinmetz

Checking in from the Empty Quarter, Saudi Arabia. #donovanwebster #EmptyQuarterBook #ETphonehome #rubalkhali

Camels with skin ailments waiting to be sold for food on the border post between #Yemen and #Oman. They had been grazing on whatever they could find, such as paper cartons and blowing trash. The deserts are beautiful, especially when seen from above. Living there is not a pajama party, but a hardscrabble reality for the native #Bedouin. . #DesertAirBook #DonovanWebster

Boulder split by weathering, Ténéré, Niger #geology #Sahara #DonovanWebster

#DonovanWebster taking a sunset stroll through the dunes of the Blue Mountains in the Ténéré Desert , Niger . #sahara #DesertAirBook Photo and history by @geosteinmetz #desert #love #good #work

#DonovanWebster taking a sunset stroll through the dunes of the Blue Mountains in the Ténéré Desert, Niger. #Sahara #DesertAirBook

Photograph by George Steinmetz @geosteinmetz I lost one of my dearest friends this week, with the passing of Donovan Webster. We went on many assignments together over the years. There are some people that you are happy to have on any adventure and share even the most miserable of circumstances. Don was one of those. He always brightened the room and had an effortless way of making everyone laugh at even our most dire predicaments. For National Geographic, he helped me navigate the world’s largest sea of sand, The Empty Quarter of Arabia, and came back for more as we rode a caravan of thirty bactrian camels across the world’s tallest dunes in China’s Gobi Desert. As a writer he had a way of synthesizing an experience with an eloquent and immediate simplicity, and could charm everyone from arrogant diplomat to campfire Bedouin. On expeditions, he was always the best dressed, and made even hardscrabble fieldwork look glamorous. I have never seen anyone wear shorts on the back of a camel, but Don made it look natural, and was endeared by all who met him. The world will miss you Don, as you go on to the greatest of adventures. #DonovanWebster @natgeo #adventure #bestwingmanever

She made tea for us with a #solar oven fashioned out of an old satellite dish. Diu-Diu was a widow, and lived alone in this mud brick house beside a pen for her goats. She gathered the goat droppings to burn for warmth in the sub-zero winters of this remote oasis, deep in the mega-dunes of the Chinese #GobiDesert. She invited us back in the afternoon, to share some dried cheese and a prized bottle of whiskey. Desert people are like that, sharing what little they have. In the field with #DonovanWebster

Camel caravan heading to Bilma for salt, as seen from my paraglider 1998 #notadrone #DonovanWebster #Sahara

RIP Don. Gone much too soon. #donovanwebster

Crossing the #EmptyQuarter of Saudi Arabia... three cars for safety and a drum of extra fuel, with old maps and no wimps! What we found was ourselves, in one of the most beautiful and under-appreciated wildernesses on earth. #EmptyQuarterBook #DesertAirBook #DonovanWebster #notadrone #InShallah

And finally........Don was an avid fly fisherman. His work took him to the corners of the earth and he always brought his fly rod. These shots were taken prior to his wedding in Tennessee. I can only hope that his spirit has found its way to a quiet stream teeming with trout. #RIP #donovanwebster #friendship #toosoon

I lost one of my dearest friends this week, with the passing of Donovan Webster. We went on many assignments together over the years. There are some people that you are happy to have on any adventure and share even the most miserable of circumstances. Don was one of those. He always brightened the room and had an effortless way of making everyone laugh at even our most dire predicaments. For National Geographic, he helped me navigate the world’s largest sea of sand, The Empty Quarter of Arabia, and came back for more as we rode a caravan of thirty bactrian camels across the world’s tallest dunes in China’s Gobi Desert. As a writer he had a way of synthesizing an experience with an eloquent and immediate simplicity, and could charm everyone from arrogant diplomat to campfire Bedouin. On expeditions, he was always the best dressed, and made even hardscrabble fieldwork look glamorous. I have never seen anyone wear shorts on the back of a camel, but Don made it look natural, and was endeared by all who met him. The world will miss you Don, as you go on to the greatest of adventures. #DonovanWebster @natgeo #adventure #bestwingmanever

1-Don’s breakthrough was a long form piece in the New Yorker on crop dusting in the Mississippi Delta. It was illustrated with one of my shots that they turned into a pencil drawing as the New Yorker was not yet publishing photographs. (July 8,1991 - page 46) 2,3-In the Arkansas and Mississippi Delta doing research. 4-Going deep into the Mississippi River bottoms to interview a reclusive subject who required copious amounts of Bud Light for his cooperation. 5- Taking a break to make a southern gothic selfie, quench our thirst (Buds, aka “red snappers”) & plink the empties. 6-My son, Charlie, who is Don’s godson, sitting on his mother’s lap watching Don on CNN. #RIP #donovanwebster #areporteratlarge @newyorkermag

To my friend Donovan Webster, Rest in Peace. 1959-2018. Journalist, writer, editor, teacher, father, friend, collaborator, humanitarian. The accomplishments are too numerous to mention all but include National Geographic, The New Yorker, The NY Times Magazine, Vanity Fair, The Smithsonian, Outside Magazine, VQR. Numerous books, documentaries, & NGOs. We went to college together, shared an apartment in NYC, were in each others weddings, and collaborated. All of my early forays into human rights & social justice work funneled through Don. Tragically, the grip of addiction took it all away. #RIP #donovanwebster @natgeo @nytmag @newyorkermag @smithsonianmagazine @vanityfair @outsidemagazine @vqreview

The taste of Northern Burma #LedoRoad #Adventure #DonovanWebster #WW2

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