Category Archives: culture

Barbershops

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Gujarat, India 2009 I caught these two village barbers in a solemn moment. The young one perhaps mulling on his future and the older man remembering the past. When I was in photography class, this type of photo was in … Continue reading

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H’Mong Style

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Northern Vietnam 2005 As seen in the marketplace of Bac Ha. The H’mong women were noted for their fine embroidery and applique. Years ago the H’mong immigrant community sold their needlework at artisan markets here in southern California. No more. … Continue reading

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Enduring Faith

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Moscow 2009 Russia: an elderly woman reads her holy book, her head wrapped in a kerchief, her glasses falling from her face, her worn hands caressing the pages. How many times in her life has she sought consolation and inspiration … Continue reading

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A Day in Rissani Market

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 Morocco in the late 1990’s Donkey carts trundled families of Berber women draped from head to toe in black cotton to the Rissani market. The man of the house sat on the driver’s seat and the women bumped along on the … Continue reading

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Portrait of a Mongolian Boy

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On the Steppes of Mongolia 2013 We lived with his family for a few days. The boy was old enough to be a bit shy, unlike his younger sister who used to come into our tent unannounced and sit and … Continue reading

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Advice

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Addis Ababa 2012 Old priests, full of wisdom gained through a lifetime of prayer, sat on the steps to Holy Trinity Cathedral. People like this family sought them out for advice.

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Knowledge

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A Monastery in Burma 2011 The students ranged in age from four years old to early twenties. The young ones played on the wooden benches while the silent young men hunkered and hunched themselves to laboriously copy the Master’s dictation on papers spread … Continue reading

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Jousting Kazakh Style

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Kazakhstan 2016 A contest of strength still practiced today. I’m thinking that Genghis Khan’s men did the same thing when they wanted some fun.  

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Afternoon on the Bosphorus

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Istanbul, Turkey 2008 Women in chador enjoy the cooling breeze off the Bosphorus.  I love the shape of the chador billowing out. I wonder when the girl will have to wear that enveloping garb. To see another version of this … Continue reading

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Wedding Day in India

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Gujarat, India 2009 An Indian bride in all her finery. I’d tell you about it but I didn’t attend the wedding. The bride and her husband were posing in front of an ancient temple and they were kind enough to … Continue reading

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