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Eye Witness

posted July 15, 2014

Eyes speak a universal language,
and no interpreter is needed.

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Faces of Afghanistan

posted June 2, 2014

“A landscape might be denuded,
a human settlement abandoned or lost,
but always,
just beneath the ground lies history of preposterous grandeur. . .
They are everywhere, these individuals of undaunted
humankind, irrepressibly optimistic and proud.”
-  The Carpet Wars, Christopher Kremmer

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To Read is to Fly

posted April 24, 2014

“To read is to fly: it is to soar to a point of vantage which
gives a view over wide terrains of history, human variety,
ideas, shared experience and the fruits of many inquiries.”
 - A C Grayling, Financial Times
(in a review of A History of Reading by Alberto Manguel)

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POWER OF PLACE

posted April 16, 2014

Geography holds billions of people in its grip.
We are all born into natural and cultural environments
that shape what we become, individually and collectively.
- Harm de Blij, The Power of Place:
Geography, Destiny, and Globalization’s Rough Landscape

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One Step at a Time

posted April 2, 2014

In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks.
- John Muir

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Horses and Humans

posted March 24, 2014

They gallop and trot, whinny and neigh, capturing our imagination — and our hearts.
Indeed, horses are said to have done more to change human history than any
other domestic animal, once upon a time carrying explorers to
new frontiers and mighty armies to great conquests.
- Nature, PBS

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Reflections on Portraiture

posted March 12, 2014

 What could be more simple and more complex,
more obvious and more profound than a portrait.
- Charles Baudelaire 

Ethiopia

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Children of the Omo

posted February 24, 2014

Surma tribe, Omo Valley, Ethiopia

The Omo River Valley is located in Southwest Ethiopia.
It has been called “the last frontier” in Africa. 

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Where the World Meets

posted January 31, 2014

Buying and Selling in the World’s Bazaars, Souks, and Markets

Kolkata, India

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