Adobe “Danny Wilcox Frazier | Documentary Photographer”

In this 2018 Webby Award recognized documentary, Director, Greg Roden, followed American photographer Danny Wilcox Frazier into the Badlands of South Dakota on a journey of personal exploration and intrigue, to tell the tale of economic disparity and the depopulation of rural America.

Produced for Adobe Create Magazine, this powerful short film captures a documentary photographer in action, sharing his personal vision and connection to the land and its people. Through the eyes and lens of Frazier’s camera, we get an up close and personal view of some of his favorite subjects, who through years of photographing their lives, have become his friends.

  • Client:

  • What We Did:
    Creative Development, Direction, Production, Post Production, Color Grading, Music, Sound Design

  • Producer/Director
    Greg Roden
  • Executive Producer
    Nick Seuser


  • Senior Creative Director
    Dan Cowles


  • Director of Photography
    Robert Humphreys
  • Sound Recordist
    Brian Copenhagen, South Dakota
  • Sound and Lights
    Nick Lindaman, Iowa City
  • Production Manager
    Ward Sorrick
  • Production Assistant
    Lily Farmer, Iowa City

Post Production

  • Editor
    Clayton Warfolk
  • Original Music Composition
    Joey Prather
  • Color and Finishing
    Matt Notaro (Mission Film and Design)
  • Color Grading
    Chris Martin (Mission Film and Design)
  • Sound Design and Mix
    Joel Raabe (Mission Film and Design)
  • Assistant Editor
    Carissa Quiambao (Mission Film and Design)
  • Producer
    Nick Castillo (Mission Film and Design)
  • Title sequence music
    “Above the Prairie” by The Pines


    • Danny Wilcox Frazier
    • Thanks to Danny Wilcox Frazier/VII, and VII Photo Agency.