Thursday, March 31, 2011

Pre-Taliban Afghanistan

The following show an Afghanistan that was happier, friendlier, and immensely attractive. To view 28 more photographs of Afghanistan, please go to, click on Galleries, and then on the Afghanistan picture.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Time is flying so fast that I sometimes forget that I was living before the rise of television and computers. A few days ago I came across my nearly forgotten photographs of stone-age people. Stone-aged people in my life time? Just look at the following photographs.

In 1968, having spent four months among the former head-hunting Dyak of Borneo, some of whom still had skulls hanging in their longhouses, I traveled briefly to Irian Jaya, Indonesia'western half of New Guinea, where I watched real men sharpening and using stone axes.

But then, on Indonesia's more than 17,000 islands, over 900 of which are inhabited, and of which I visited eight over a period of seven months, you can experience the most amazing variety of civilizations, races, cultures, and religions there may be anywhere else over a similar area.

Brief sojourn at the stone age