Friday, October 26, 2012

Kenya's Turkana Nomads at Water Hole



Kenya. Near Lake Turkana. Turkana nomads at water hole dug out of a dry river bed. The woman at the bottom is removing sand that has fallen inside. The other women are waiting to get water.

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Kenya. Près du Lac Turkana. Nomades Turkana à un trou d’eau creusé dans le lit sec d’une rivière. La femme au fond du trou retire le sable qui y est retombé. Les autres femmes attendent leurs tours de remplir leurs jarres.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Otavalo Indians Herding Sheep in Ecuador



Ecuador. Andes Mountains near Otavalo. Otavalo Indians herding sheep to pasture.

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Equateur. Montagnes des Andes près d’Otavalo. Indiens Otavalo menant leurs moutons au pâturage. 


Bolivia. La Paz. Aymara Indian street vendor.

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Bolivia. La Paz. Vendeuse de chaussures Aymara.


Niger. Sahel. Azaouak valley. Wodaabe (Bororo/Fulani) nomad painted up for a yakey dance, which is a male beauty contest as well. He blackened his lips to enhance the whiteness of his teeth and lightened his face with an ochre powder.

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Niger. Vallée de l’Azaouak. Nomade Wodaabe (Bororo/Peul) peint pour participer à un yakey, une danse qui est à la fois un concours de beauté masculine. Il a noirci ses lèvres pour mettre en valeur la blancheur de ses dents et éclairé son visage avec une poudre ocre.

Preparing for the Ultimate Wodaabe Male Beauty Contest



Niger. Sahel. Wodaabe (Bororo/Fulani) nomads preparing to perform in the Gerewol, a dance that is also a male beauty contest between clans. Blowing on friend's fresh facial paint to dry it.

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Niger. Sahel. Nomades Wodaabe (Bororo/Peul) se préparant pour le Gerewol, une dance qui est a la fois un concours de beauté masculine entre clans. Soufflant sur le visage de l’ami pour en sécher la peinture.

River Harbor at Manaus, Brazil



Brazil. Manaus. Río Negro. River harbor at sunset.

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Brésil. Manaus. Río Negro. Le port au coucher du soleil.

Patagonia Sheep Farmer Riding to his Daily Sheep Roundup



Argentina. Patagonia. Chubut province. Gaucho (sheep farmer) on his way to check on his sheep herds.

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Argentine. Patagonie. Propriétaire de troupeaux de moutons dans sa ronde journalière.

Ashanti Farmer Spreading Cocoa Beans to Dry



Ghana. Adukrum, an Ashanti village near Kumasi. Spreading cocoa beans to dry.

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Ghana. Adukrum, un village Ashanti près de Kumasi. Etendant du cacao à sécher.

Morocco: Traveling at a Leisurely Donkey's Pace



Moroccco. Near Agadir. Transporting sand to a construction site.

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Maroc. Près d’Agadir. Transportant du sable à un site en construction.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Steely-Eyed Colombian Cowboy


Colombia. Llanos Orientales (vast eastern cattle plains). Indian cowboy.

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Colombie. Llanos Orientales (vastes plaines à bœufs orientales). Cowboy d’origine indienne.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

The Barito, a Borneo Liquid highway



Indonesia. Borneo. Barito River at Bandjarmasin. Abundant rains force people to roof their canoes.

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Indonésie. Bornéo. Rivière Barito a Bandjarmasin.
La pluie constante force les gens à couvrir leurs canots de toits. 

Friday, October 12, 2012

Wodaabe Nomad Painted and Ready to Compete in a Male Beauty Contest



Niger. Sahel. Wodaabe (Bororo/Fulani) nomad made up for a Yakey dance, which is also a male beauty contest.

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Niger. Sahel. Wodaabe (Bororo/Fulani) maquillé et prêt à concourir dans un Yakey, une dance qui est à la fois un concours de beauté masculine. 

Thursday, October 11, 2012

River Market on Colombia’s Pacific Coast



Colombia. Nariño state. River market at Bocas de Satinga, a black village along the Pacific Coast.

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Colombie. Etat de Nariño. Marché sur la rivière  Satinga a Bocas de Satinga, un village afro-africain le long de la côte du Pacifique.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Old Conquistador Descendant



Old Conquistador Descendant

Peru. Andes Mountains. Pampa de Cangallo, near Ayacucho. Old Morochuco man. The Morochuco descend from the followers of Almagro. After the conquistador was executed by Francisco Pizarro, they hid among Indians. Some had Spanish wives. Others took Indian wives. Those with Spanish wives remained more Caucasian, like this old man, and proud of the distinction, used to let their thick beards grow long. They look down on the others. Until recently, both kept the predatory ways of their Spanish ancestors and were feared by surrounding tribes. They remain great horse riders.

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Pérou. Montagnes des Andes. Pampa de Cangallo  près d’Ayacucho. Homme Morochuco. Les Morochucos descendent des compagnons d ‘armes d’Almagro. Quand Francisco Pizarro fit exécuter Almagro, ils allèrent se cacher entre des Indiens. Ceux mariés à des femmes espagnoles ont mieux gardé leurs traits européens, comme cet homme. Fiers de cette distinction, ils avaient l’habitude de laisser pousser leurs barbes touffues. Ils se considèrent supérieurs aux autres. Jusqu’à il n’y a pas très longtemps, les Morochucos avaient conservé les instincts prédateurs  de leurs ancêtres et étaient craints des indiens. Hommes et femmes sont restés de grands cavaliers


Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Conviviality in a Moroccan Berber Village



Morocco. High Atlas Mountains. At dusk, after a hard day in the fields, AÏt Haddidu Berber men play with a rag ball while women and children watch or chat.

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Maroc. Haut-Atlas. Au crépuscule, après une dure journée dans les champs, des Berbères AÏt Haddidu jouent avec une balle de chiffons ou bavardent. 

Monday, October 8, 2012

A Banana Leaf Protects Yanomami Indians from the Rain



Brazil. Amazon rain forest. On their way to a peach palm soup drinking party organized by a neighboring clan, these Yanomami indians await their turn to cross a river with the clan's single canoe. The banana leaf protects them against the rain. The calabashes crowning their heads will serve as plates.

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Brésil. Amazonie. Ces hommes Yanomamis, en chemin avec d’autres invités á une soupe de fruits de palme préparée par un clan voisin, attendent leurs tours de passer une rivière avec le seul canot du clan. La feuille de bananier les protège de la pluie. Les calebasses dont ils se sont coiffés leur serviront d’assiettes.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Moroccan Berbers Sipping Tea Outside Roadside Tea Shop



Morocco. Berber men drinking small glasses of tea outside a tea shop along the  Marrakesh-Ouarzazate road one cold early morning.

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Maroc. Salon de thé le long de la route Marrakech-Ouarzazate une aube froide. Petits verres de thé sur la table devant des hommes Berbères. 

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Guambiano Indians at a Colombian Market


Colombia. Andes Mountains. Silvia (Cauca State). Guambiano Indians observing a street’s activity on market day. The Guambiano knit and weave and dye their own clothes from the wool of their sheep.

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Colombie. Montagnes des Andes. Silvia (Cauca). Indiens Guambianos observant l’activité d’une rue un jour de marché. Les Guambianos tricotent, tissent et teignent leurs propres vêtements.


Friday, October 5, 2012

Drunk but Happy and Zigazagging Like Butterflies



Colombia. Andes Mountains. Silvia (Cauca State). At the end of a market day, two Guambiano Indians walk back home happily, tipsy from drinking aguardiente. The man on the right is still holding the last bottle they shared.

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Colombie. Montagnes des Andes. Silvia (Cauca). Au terme d’un jour de marché, deux indiens Guambianos retournent chez eux heureux et titubant, pleins de l’aguardiente qu'ils ont bus. L'homme de droite tient encore la dernière bouteille qu'ils ont partagée.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Workers in Ayacucho, Peru, Awaiting Transportation



Peru. Andes Mountains. Ayacucho. Municipal workers waiting for the truck that will take them to their job’s site.

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Pérou. Montagnes des Andes. Ouvriers municipaux attendant le camion qui les mènera au lieu de leur travail.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Desecrated Pre-Columbian Graves in Peru's Coastal Desert







Peru. Coastal desert near Chancay. Pre-Columbian graves desecrated by treasure hunters known as huaqueros.

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Pérou. Désert côtier près de Chancai. Tombeaux précolombiens profanés par des huaqueros (chasseurs de trésors).






Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Threatened for the Gold Under their Feet



Brazil. Amazon rain forest. Yanomami Indian decorates his son's head with birds down. The Yanomami live under the constant threat of massacre by illegal gold miners, loggers, and cattle barons. It’s common to dismiss tribal peoples as savages not worth protection. They are no savages. Isolated from the great civilizing movements they have simply perpetuated an ancient way of life. Savages are so whose greed does not respect life—human r animal.

Brésil. Amazonie. Indien Yanomami décorant la tête de son fils avec du duvet. Les Yanomamis vivent constamment sous la menace de massacres par d’illégaux chercheurs d’or, bucherons et grands propriétaires de troupeaux. Il est facile de croire les sociétés tribales sauvages. Mais elles ne le sont pas. A l’écart des grands mouvements civilisateurs elles ont simplement perpétué d’anciennes traditions. Sauvages sont ceux dont la cupidité ne respecte pas la vie—humaine ou animale.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Tuareg Elegance on the Way to Visit Another Encampment



Niger. Sahara Desert. Noble Kel Rela Tuareg nomads on their way to present their respect to the girls of another clan's camp.

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Niger. Sahara. Nobles Touaregs de la tribu Kel Rela élégamment vêtus pour aller visiter les filles du campement d’un autre clan.