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Portrait of a Berber

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Morocco: sometime in the late 90′s The village is a Berber village. When I first visited, it was a poor place. Adobe homes, none with running water, lined the dirt, rubble-filled streets. Many had floors of beaten earth. The only … Continue reading

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Small Town Doctor

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  Jaiselmer, India 2004 The streets in Jaiselmer Fort wind like a maze past old mansions, shops and businesses such as this doctor’s office where a young father comforts his ill child. I walked down this street at least twice … Continue reading

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Easter Prayers

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Lalibela, Ethiopia 2013 We were ready to climb down to the entrance to the church when this boy, who was acting as a guide, took a moment to offer a prayer. I saved this photo for today, Easter morning.¬† To … Continue reading

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Bucharest, Romania

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  A woman sells flowers in the rain on Easter morning. She knows today will be a good day for business because those invited to spend Easter Day with family will be obliged to bring a bouquet.

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Rabari Tribe

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Gujarat, India 2009 The Rabari raise goats and camels and are always in search of good grazing. No doubt that is why these women are on the move. Their men have taken the herds and will meet the women at … Continue reading

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The Zhuang Minority

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China, 2005 Longii Mountain Zhuang men build a house on the ridge of Longii Mountain which means Dragon’s Backbone. The blueprints are in the heads of the workers as they keep to the traditional design the Zhuang have built for … Continue reading

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The Palace of the Tsars

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Russia 2009 Can’t you imagine the guests climbing these stairs to a ball given by the Tsar? Everyone in new clothing: clothing they often could not afford but were compelled to buy for the sake of status. Even in those … Continue reading

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Carnival in Peru

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Pisac, Peru 2003 Local villagers in their best dress dance in a contest at the end of Lent. There were at least twenty groups from various villages in the Sacred Valley. They formed a line from the front of our … Continue reading

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Istanbul’s Blue Mosque

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Istanbul, Turkey 2012 You’d think it would be easy to shoot the Blue Mosque, but I didn’t find it easy. The Blue Mosque has six minarets. That’s one of the characteristics that makes it unique. Most mosques have four or … Continue reading

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Monastery of St. Sergeius

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Russia, 2009 The monastery at Sergeiv Posad is the spiritual center of the Orthodox Church in Russia. It looks like the Kremlin¬†except the thick walls are painted white. Inside the walls are many churches and libraries and an important seminary. … Continue reading

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