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Berber Village

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Morocco 1997 Idougnidif was nearly deserted when I visited in 1997. Only a few elderly Berbers lived there.

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Khampa Girl

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Qinghai Province, China 2007 She wore the colorful beads of the Tibetan people. She  sat with her family at a festival and she looked bored. She was at an age where she might have been hoping to meet the Khampa man of … Continue reading

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Fez Souk

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Morocco: Fez Souk 2009 The carpet sellers call this “cactus silk”. And to a jet lagged tourist, the idea just might make sense. Most likely though, if you could see a label on those spindles, it would say ‘made in … Continue reading

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No, Thanks!

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Pisac, Peru 2003 We hired a Quechua man to show us the ruins in the mountains above Pisac. He was young and agile…but I think even old Quechua are agile. He wanted us to climb this stairway so we could … Continue reading

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Life in the Andes

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Peru 2003 A girl and her mother take the family’s livestock to pasture. Although it was cold, they seemed warm enough with their wool sweaters and their hats, plus chasing after wayward livestock.  I didn’t notice the country people wearing … Continue reading

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Adapting

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Peru 2003 Look at her bundle. It looks heavy and although she is used to the high altitude,  she must have needed to rest awhile. Her hat is made so the fringe hangs down over her eyes, shading them from … Continue reading

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Peru: Little Red Riding Hood

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Peru, somewhere near Pisac 2003 I’ve been thinking of this shot for ages and finally got around to scanning it again. I love this little girl. She is dressed like an adult with her felt hat called a “montera”. She … Continue reading

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Tea with the Berbers

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Morocco 1997 It was lunchtime and we were near a friend of my guide. When we arrived, the women showed us into the “salon”. (It was a simple home.) The man in the photo was sleeping on the floor. My … Continue reading

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Voodoo in Togo

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Togo 2001 We arrived at the village in dugout canoes. The excited villagers stood or sat around a clearing listening to the drummers. This young woman, her eyes half-closed, danced into the circle. She carried a “bouquet” of straw and … Continue reading

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Witch Doctor

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Togo 2003 Our leader, Alberto Nicheli, referred to this man as a “fetish priest”. I titled this page as “witch doctor” because you will be familiar with that term, but this man did not fit our idea of a witch … Continue reading

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