Category Archives: Portraits

Khampa Girl

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Qinghai Province, China 2007 She wore the colorful beads of the Tibetan people. She  sat with her family at a festival and she looked bored. She was at an age where she might have been hoping to meet the Khampa man of … Continue reading

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Life in the Andes

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Peru 2003 A girl and her mother take the family’s livestock to pasture. Although it was cold, they seemed warm enough with their wool sweaters and their hats, plus chasing after wayward livestock.  I didn’t notice the country people wearing … Continue reading

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Adapting

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Peru 2003 Look at her bundle. It looks heavy and although she is used to the high altitude,  she must have needed to rest awhile. Her hat is made so the fringe hangs down over her eyes, shading them from … Continue reading

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Portrait of an Amaryllis

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At Rosemary’s house…2017 A friend gave me an Amaryllis plant for Christmas. I don’t have a green thumb so I made my husband plant the bulb. I did keep it watered, though. And it grew into this gorgeous creature. It … Continue reading

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On the Edge of the Sahara

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Mali 2005 We stopped at a small village on the edge of the Sahara. Most likely we needed water. The villagers came out to stare at us as we stared at them. This woman wore a nose ring and I wanted her … Continue reading

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Rhino and Baby

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San Diego, California 2017 The size of those heads! I deleted the background and added a prettier landscape which I had also shot at the San Diego Wild Animal Park. You can learn to do this by googling Jim Zuckerman and … Continue reading

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Confinement

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Southeastern Morocco late 1990’s It is the custom for the new mother and baby to be “confined”. That is, the new mother is to lie in bed and be waited on for seven days. Then, when it seems as if … Continue reading

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Tibetan Girl

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Yushou, China 2007 Half of Qinghai province is populated by minorities with Tibetans making up about 25% of the entire population. We attended a Tibetan festival on the outskirts of Yushou. The communists had sanitized the activities so that the … Continue reading

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Omo Valley with Karo People

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Ethiopia 2014 We had a “teacher” on our tour of Ethiopia. She was a studio photographer and setting up a scene like this was her forte. This was the one time she got out her small studio light with softbox. It … Continue reading

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In Samarkand

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Samarkand, Uzbekistan 2012 He sat in his tiny shop in one of the cells of the ancient madrassa. Exotic instruments lined the walls. He picked one and began to play a classical Uzbek melody. My friend, Torie, and I photographed … Continue reading

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