Category: Apertures and Anecdotes Posts

Comfort in the Age of Social Distancing

In this time of social distancing and cancelled work assignments, I found myself looking through my archives for some kind of inspiration. When I landed on my wildlife images, I noticed how drawn I felt to photos of wildlife sharing affection and physical contact. Perhaps because these two things are so scarce in our own lives at the moment and we’re by nature such social beings, looking at photos of other species sharing physical contact feels especially meaningful and uplifting. I pulled together a collection to share with you all in the hopes that they will have a similarly positive effect on you.

Cape Town’s Water Crisis

Land of Color and Grace: A Visual Journey through Vietnam

What can I say in a few paragraphs about a country as beautiful, complex and mysterious as Vietnam? While many people’s first association with Vietnam may be that of the US/Vietnam conflict and all the horrifying and iconic imagery that accompanied it, what we… Continue Reading “Land of Color and Grace: A Visual Journey through Vietnam”

Mujeres de la Habana: an intimate look at the lives of modern Cuban women

The Cuban Revolution affected women’s lives and gender relations dramatically and on paper, it offered them equality and gave them access to more channels of political and social power. But what is the reality of women’s lives in Cuba today? Having long explored issues… Continue Reading “Mujeres de la Habana: an intimate look at the lives of modern Cuban women”

Lions, Leopards and other Wild Longings

[su_spacer] “Nature has been for me, for as long as I remember, a source of solace, inspiration, adventure, and delight; a home, a teacher, a companion.”— Lorraine Anderson Having spent my childhood in South Africa, I began an early love affair with the wilderness.… Continue Reading “Lions, Leopards and other Wild Longings”

Images from Another World: The Samburu Women’s Photography Workshop

  On the first day of the Samburu Women’s Photography Workshop in Kenya a few weeks ago, I was greeted by the wonderful sight of my workshop attendees singing and clapping their hands as they slowly processed into Sabache Camp—a community owned and run… Continue Reading “Images from Another World: The Samburu Women’s Photography Workshop”

Sublime Waters: A Journey Around New Zealand’s Dramatic South Island

    From the first day of our adventure traveling up the east coast of New Zealand’s South Island along the stunning rocky coastline, through a few sparsely populated little towns and copious fields of sheep, I knew this journey would challenge my usual photographic… Continue Reading “Sublime Waters: A Journey Around New Zealand’s Dramatic South Island”

98.7 % Human

Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary is located on a magical little island in Lake Victoria, Uganda, and is home to 48 orphaned chimps rescued from Uganda and neighboring African countries. At the end of a month teaching photography to kids in Rwanda, I had the… Continue Reading “98.7 % Human”

new work from my Rwandan students

After my experience last year teaching photography to students at the “Through the Eyes of Hope” program in Kigali, Rwanda, I knew without a doubt that I had to come back.  For those of you who didn’t see my blog post last year,  here’s a… Continue Reading “new work from my Rwandan students”

a dog’s life–Peru

As a dog-lover, I always notice dogs and their general well-being when I travel. In many countries, I’ve learned that dogs are seen less as family members than as security guards. Alternatively, they are street dogs riddled with ticks or infections, mangy or so thin one can count each rib from a distance. So happily, one of the first things I noticed in Peru was that dogs are ever-present, well-fed and Peruvians seem to love them!

Into the Amazon…

The Amazon jungle has always inhabited a special place in my imagination. Mysterious, faraway, full of ominous and beautiful creatures, it seemed out of the range of possibility to actually experience it. Which is why it was all the more extraordinary to find myself motoring up the Tambopata River–a tributary of the Amazon river in southeastern Peru–on a small wooden boat heading into the Amazon basin for four days earlier this week.

105 year-old Alice

Alice Mendes remembers walking in the Victory Day parade in Newport, RI after World War I ended. This may sound unlikely given that World War I started over a century ago but the day before I photographed her, Alice celebrated her 105th birthday surrounded by friends and family members, including a good number of great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.

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