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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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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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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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On the Edge of the Sahara

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Mali 2005 We stopped at a small village on the edge of the Sahara. Most likely we needed water. The villagers came out to stare at us as we stared at them. This woman wore a nose ring and I wanted her … 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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