Michelle Young for BriefMe: Travel & Tourism E-Zine (May 5, 2000):
"SAFARI THROUGH A PHOTOJOURNALIST'S EYES -
Haunting African drums beat on Safari '98...1998? That's right! A
prelude to upcoming Safari 2000, Safari '98 offers you a blaze of color
from the magnificent beasts to the faces of young and old
Maasai. "I went to Africa because I did not want to die and discover
that I had never really lived," Shari Meyr writes, swiftly and firmly
pulling you into her experiences in Kenya and Tanzania. Explore the
safari through Meyr's talented eyes, and you'll hear the haunting,
incessant call from the heart of Africa."
Linda S. - Fodor's Travel Guides forum, Africa & the Middle East (07/21/2006)
I WENT TO AFRICA BECAUSE I DID NOT WANT TO DIE AND DISCOVER THAT I HAD NEVER REALLY LIVED. I KEEP GOING BACK BECAUSE I NEED ANOTHER DOSE OF THE MAGIC. SOMETIMES YOU FIND THE COURAGE TO FOLLOW YOUR HEART TO WHERE IT NEEDS TO BE
- Shari Meyr, The Tanzania Tales Journal
"That quote has been on my wall map, at eye level, right in front of my desk, for a few years now. During the busiest of times, I would gaze up at the map and that quote so sure that my time would never come. But it did. And it will again soon I hope."
Marie & Sherri Collier; Kansas City, Kansas:
"Shari, we admire you and your goals, your dreams, and your courage. You seem like one fine lady with a very fine tuned eye, for your photography is excellent."
Name witheld by request (previous client):
"This woman is a little bit crazy, but in a great way. She often relates to animals as if she were one of them. They will look her in the eyes and you can see there is something going on between them. It's incredible to observe. Shari is safety-conscious, but I don't think she is afraid of anything - even snakes."
Cara Peracchi Douglas; Janzen Advertising, Fresno CA (Jan. 2000):
"Our Metropolitan Museum of Art as well as the African American Museum and Art Museum will be featuring a number of exhibits about Africa. I am interested in securing a show of safari photographs to complement the other works being shown during that time. I am very impressed with your photos. Amazing really, almost looks as if they are posing."
C. Madison; Boston, Massachusetts:
"My best friend was on safari with you and still talks about how amazing you were. I live my life vicariously through you - through your photos and journals. Someday I hope you will be leading me on safari!"
Vincent Muli Wa Kituku; Boise, Idaho (via Kenya):
(Regarding photos for his website) - "I am amazed by your talent of matching African sayings or motivational segments with your safari photos so well...looks like it comes to you naturally."
Helen Kemp; University of Dundee, UK:
"Stunning head-on photographs of rhinos . . . beautiful shots of these creatures!"
Carol Seibert, Don Johnston Incorporated:
"Your photographic images are wonderful -- just the kind that will spark our users to write."
Wolfgang Harms; Pioneer Research (Steiner Binoculars):
"Your wildlife shots are TERRIFIC!"
"Your pictures are fabulous! I am an art student and I was looking for inspiring photos for a lifesize drawing of myself but with a realistic background, as though I were really there. I've never been to any part of Africa and your photos give me a sense that I've just visited there."
L. Evans; Elkhart, Indiana:
"Your pictures are so mesmerizing. It's like being there in real life for the viewers. They are so colorful, one can't help but be in awe over the beauty. Looking forward to seeing more of your work."
Sandra Blood, New Jersey:
"Gorgeous photography! Never thought of visiting Africa until I saw your very interesting and beautiful photographs."
Santiago; Madrid, Spain:
"Marvelous ... incredible photos!!"
Zijlstra Mieke; Zeist, Holland
"Thank you for the WONDERFUL photos."