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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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Ethiopia, Dorze Village

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Ethiopia 2012 How old could this little girl be? Maybe five at the most. But she has adult-sized responsibilities. Maybe her mother told her to care for her sibling, or maybe the girl asked to carry him around. Could be … Continue reading

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Sikh Temple, New Delhi

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New Delhi 2003 A mother teaches her son the way of the Sikhs at a temple in New Delhi.    

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The Girl Who Posed

Ethiopia 2013 She has forgotten me but I have not forgotten her. I remember her constant frown that intimidated me at first but later endeared me to her when I decided that perhaps it meant that she was trying to … Continue reading

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The Girl Who Posed

Ethiopia 2013 I remember her constant frown. At first it intimidated me as we had been told that the Abore tribe were not friendly. Later, after I had shot many photos of her, I got the impression that her frown was because she … Continue reading

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Competition

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A village in Kazakhstan, 2016 The idea is to pull your opponent off his horse.

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Contemplation

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Lalibela, Ethiopia 2013 A woman uses a prayer-stick as a staff as she visits the ancient stone churches of Lalibela. A basic rule for printing black and white photos is to make sure your blacks are truly black and your … Continue reading

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Village Artists

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Burkina Faso 2003 We stayed the night in a Gerounsi village. Our tents were placed on the flat roofs of the adobe houses. In the morning, the women gave us a demonstration of their artistic skills by painting a village wall. Thinking … Continue reading

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Intense

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Kumasi, Ghana 2002 A boy sells bread on the streets of Kumasi. He carries the loaves on his head in a cabinet that can be set down when he finds a good spot in the market. Most likely his family requires … Continue reading

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Caucasus Costume

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Caucasus Mountains 2016 Actors dressed in traditional Georgian costume pose in front of the ancient village of Ushguli. I added a rose-colored filter to give the effect of a postcard that had been stored for generations.    

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