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Courage

“I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.” – Nelson Mandela “Real courage is when you know you’re licked before you begin, but you begin anyway and see it through no […]

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Family Portraits

The family is the nucleus of civilization. – Will Durant   In family life, love is the oil that eases friction, the cement that binds closer together, and the music that brings harmony. – Eva Burrows Call it a clan, call it a network, call it a tribe, call it a family. Whatever you call […]

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Art of Friendship

One of the most beautiful qualities of true friendship is to understand and to be understood. – Lucius Annaeus Seneca     There is nothing on this earth more to be prized than true friendship.  – Thomas Aquinas There is nothing I would not do for those who are really my friends. I have no […]

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The Light of Faith

I have seen many manifestations of faith during my travels over the past three decades. Some have been spontaneous, some have been part of a liturgy, some have been prescribed rituals, Some have been in magnificent buildings, others have been outside under a tree. Many people’s faith is embedded in the way they live their […]

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On Portraiture

Portraits reveal a desire for human connection; a desire so strong that people who know they will never see me again open themselves to the camera,  all in the hope that at the other end someone will be watching, someone who will laugh or suffer with them. What could be more simple and more complex, […]

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On Portraiture

Portraits reveal a desire for human connection; a desire so strong that people who know they will never see me again open themselves to the camera,  all in the hope that at the other end someone will be watching, someone who will laugh or suffer with them. What could be more simple and more complex, …

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Cultures on the Edge

Vanishing People, Vanishing Livelihoods Since the beginning of time, nomads have roamed the world and have been an essential part of economic and cultural activity around the globe. South Asia has the world’s largest nomadic population. In India, there are more than 500 nomadic groups, roughly 80 million people, but every day their traditional ways …

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Between Darkness and Light

The shadow is that place between darkness and light. We find beauty not in the thing itself but in the patterns of shadows, the light and the darkness, that one thing against another creates… Were it not for shadows, there would be no beauty. –  Junichiro Tanizaki The loveliest things in life are but shadows, …

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