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Photographer GEORGE STEINMETZ, a graduate of Stanford in Geophysics, dropped out for two and a half years to hitch-hike through over 20 African countries. His work appears regularly in National Geographic, GEO Magazine and Condé Nast Traveler. For his 1992 National Geographic story on Alcoholism and Fetal Alcohol Syndrome he was awarded a Citation for Excellence from the Overseas Press Club and a first place award in the Pictures of the Year Competition. A recent story for GEO (German edition) on Genetically Manipulated Mice won the 1994 World Press award for science photography.