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Supplication

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Zhana Monastery 2007 Two Tibetan women prostrate themselves repeatedly as they slowly circle the monastery. Perhaps they are praying for something to happen, perhaps they are thanking the deity for something that did happen or perhaps they are doing penance for … Continue reading

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Tea with the Berbers

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Morocco 1998 When ever a guest arrives, a Moroccan will immediately make tea. If the guests are men, a man will do the honors as this man is doing. If the guests are women or family, the woman of the … Continue reading

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Registan Square

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Samarkand, Uzbekistan 2012 Sher Dor Madrassa, built in the 17th century. The tigers are unique for an Islamic structure as Islam forbids depicting living things in art. The two round towers on each side of the entrance are minarets. They’ve … Continue reading

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Rabari Style

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Gujarat India 2009 A small Rabari girl wears the intricately embroidered clothing of her tribe while her grandmother hides herself in black with only her lac or maybe ivory bracelets showing. This is the patio area of a prosperous Rabari home occupied … Continue reading

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Gleaning

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Near Leh, Ladakh Our young Ladakhi guide was a devout Buddhist. I’d see him murmuring his morning prayers in the car on days when he woke late and hadn’t had time to pray in private. We visited a monastery in … Continue reading

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Progeny

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Ethiopia-2013 We were invited to have an audience with the chief of the Ari. His home was on top of a fertile hill where his people farmed. The Ari wore western clothes but farmed with wooden plowshares and oxen. The chief … Continue reading

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Imilchil Festival

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Imilchil, Morocco 2000 Every year there is a Marriage Festival at Imilchil, a village in the High Atlas Mountains. The idea of a marriage festival draws tourists but the chance to buy, sell and trade draws the Berbers who are known … Continue reading

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Cowboys

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California, U.S.A. 2008 What can I say? This is for manly men only. One reason I like this photo is because of all the cowboys hollering encouragement. It is soooo Norman Rockwell!! I was shooting with a long lens from … Continue reading

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Encounter in Istanbul

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Istanbul, Turkey 2008 Apparently kerchiefs and overcoats cannot overcome the feminine charms of Turkish woman. This man seems quite interested. Is it the pheromones?  

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Puppet Show in Khiva

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Khiva, Uzbekistan 2012 Torie and I waited for hours for the puppet show to begin. The “curtain” was delayed because the honored guest, the president’s daughter, had not arrived. I don’t think she ever did arrive, but finally the show went … Continue reading

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