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Shopping in Morocco

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Morocco 1997 An outdoor display of Moroccan pottery shot in bright sunlight. Luckily, there was enough light bouncing from the dirt to light the shadows. All I had to do to this was try to get the colors right. Moroccan … Continue reading

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Despair

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Sergei Posad Monastery…Moscow 2009 An elderly woman, maybe a nun, sits on a bench in the courtyard of Sergei Posad Monastery. Her posture makes me think of despair but she may be full of hope and peace. I name my blogs … Continue reading

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Chinese Turkistan

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Kashgar, Xinjiang Province, China 2003 Uighur men take the opportunity to get their faces and heads shaved at the Kashgar Sunday Market. Every hair was shaved down to the skin except the luxuriant flowing mustaches.  

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Equals

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Gujarat,India 2009 A family carries their harvest across the bridge. The women were smiling and laughing when they saw us. They walked ahead of the man. Most likely he had helped them heft their headloads to their heads and he … Continue reading

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Environmental Portrait: Dumpling Baker

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Fergana Valley, Uzbekistan 2012 I talked about “filters” in yesterday’s blog and showed how adding a filter to an  uninteresting photo could give it a patina of mystery. Today’s photo has an interesting subject: a man retrieving baked dumplings from … Continue reading

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Obedient

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Shwe Yaunghwe Kyaung Monastery, Burma 2010 He was the perfect monk to pose for us. He was in a hurry, though. The master had designated him to start the tea for breakfast and we were making him late. He was torn between pleasing … Continue reading

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Inca Boys

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Cusco, Peru 2003 Two boys walk past massive stone walls built by their Inca ancestors nearly a thousand years ago. To see their beautiful faces, click on the link below. Boys of Peru

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The Marabout

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Morocco 2002 It was a day of celebration. Mountain villagers had come with picnics to enjoy the day on the banks of a river. They waded in the icy water, paid a few dirham to sit on a horse tacked-up … Continue reading

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Berber Finery

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Morocco 2002 I watched these two girls, who were sisters, dress for the wedding of a kinsman. They rummaged in sacks and pulled out skirts, blouses and shoes. They added the skirts, blouses and head coverings to what they were already … Continue reading

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Waiting for the Picture

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Ortygia, Sicily 2015 Cartier-Bresson suggested that you find a great background and wait for the picture to arrive. I’ve tried that and I do believe that if you wait long enough, the picture will arrive. My problem is the waiting. … Continue reading

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