Category Archives: China

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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Uyghurs

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Kashgar, China 2003 Uyghur families travel to the market in Kashgar. I was shooting film (slides) and took very few shots. Luckily some are good enough. If I had used digital, I’d have had hundreds of shots but still this … Continue reading

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Rainy Day in Dongchuan

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Yunnan Province, China, 2005 School children carrying umbrellas make their way to school. I used some of Topaz Labs software to color this and Nik Filters to give the squiggly look. And I used Alien Skin’s Exposure X. If I … Continue reading

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Tibetan Girl

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Yushou, China 2007 Half of Qinghai province is populated by minorities with Tibetans making up about 25% of the entire population. We attended a Tibetan festival on the outskirts of Yushou. The communists had sanitized the activities so that the … Continue reading

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The Ribbon Dancer

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Beijing 2005 She stood near the entrance of the Temple of Heaven and practiced her art. She “flew” long colored cloths through the air, making designs and weaving her body in and out of the flowing silks. I shot this … Continue reading

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Encounter in Yunnan

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Somewhere in Yunnan Province, China 2005 These hand embroidered shoes were in a little box near the compound wall. They were displayed as if they were for sale.   They don’t look new but the embroidery looks fresh. Here is the … Continue reading

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Qinghai Provence

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China, 2007 We brought a lovely young Tibetan girl with us. She had a wardrobe of traditional clothing that her mother had sewn for her. Our leader always asked her to stand with her back to us. He didn’t want … Continue reading

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Tobacco Harvest

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Yunnan China 2005 I made the driver stop when I saw this man and his family drying their tobacco crop. The tobacco leaves were tied to long poles and were hung in a barn. Never mind if the barn was a … Continue reading

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Landscape with Canola Fields

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Qinghai, Province China 2007 The canola plants were in full blossom, a thatch of sunny yellow blossoms bobbing on thin green stalks. The mountains were that gray-blue that looks so uninteresting (to me) in a photograph. It took me many … Continue reading

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Contemplation

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Yushou, China 2007 I spotted this monk among the crowds at a festival. His hooded robe was unusual. I’d never seen one like it. I was quick to grab a shot. But as it often is, a quick shot is … Continue reading

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