Thursday, January 31, 2013

Tuareg Camel Caravan


Niger. Sahara Desert. AÏr Mountains. Tuareg nomad caravan on its way to Libya, where it will sell its camels at a much better price than at home in Niger.

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Niger. Sahara. Montagnes de l’AÏr. Caravane. Touarègue en chemin vers la Lybie, ou elle vendra ses chameaux à bien meilleur prix qu’au Niger.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Deer-Eyed Tuareg Woman



Niger. Sahel. Tuareg nomad woman. Her blue veil, like carbon paper, colors her face and hands.

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Niger. Sahel. Femme Touarègue. Son voile bleu, tel du papier carbone, teint son visage et ses mains.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Saharan Tuareg Caravan



Niger. Sahara Desert. AÏr Mountains. Tuarg nomads en route to Libya, where they will sell their camels, goats, and sheep at a much better price than in poverty-stricken Niger.

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Niger. Sahara. Montagnes de l’AÏr.  Nomades Touareg en route pour la Lybie, ou ils vendront leurs chameaux, moutons et chèvres à bien meilleur prix qu’au pauvre Niger.

Children's Book Looking For a Publisher



I just put the last touches to a dummy of my children's book, My World: The Sahara Desert, which illustrates with photographs the life and culture of Ataka, a little Tuareg girl, and her family. Her story, as published by Highlights for Children magazine, earned me the 2011 Author of the Year Award. It is now  looking for a book publisher.

Je viens de terminer la maquette de mon livre pour enfants titré Mon Univers : Le Sahara. Ses photos illustrent la culture et  vie quotidienne d’Ataka, une petite fille touarègue, et de sa famille. Son histoire, publiée dans Highlights, un magazine  pour enfants, m’a valu le prix d’auteur de l’année 2011. Elle cherche maintenant un éditeur de livres.

Monday, January 28, 2013

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Sumatra's Lake Toba



Indonesia. Sumatra. Lake Toba.

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Indonésie. Sumatra. Lac Toba.

Mangrove Swamp Estuary Along Colombian Pacific Coast



Colombia. Pacific Coast near Guapi (Cauca). Mangrove swamp estuary.\

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Colombie. Côte du Pacifique. Près de Guapi (Cauca). Estuaire traversant un marais de mangliers.

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Baobab Tree At A Benin Sunrise



Benin. Near Boukombe. At sunrise, a basket-carrying Somba woman is walkng towards a baobab tree.  

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Benin. Près de Boukombe. Au lever du soleil, transportant un panier sur la tête, une femme Somba marche vers un baobab.

Friday, January 25, 2013

Djibouti: Lake Abbe’s Volcanic Spires



Djibouti. Danakil Depression. Lower Awash Valley. Lake Abbe. Evaporation of mineral-ladened water above volcanic faults created these limestone chimneys

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Djibouti. Basse vallée de l’Awash. Lac Abbé. L’évaporation d’eau chargée de minéraux au-dessus de failles volcaniques a créé ces cheminées

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Amazon’s Urubu Falls



Brazil. Amazon rain forest. Urubu River Falls.

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Brésil. Amazonie. Chute de la rivière Urubu.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Ahaggar Mountains Of The Algerian Sahara



Algeria. Sahara Desert. Ahaggar (Hoggar) Mountains. Atakor Massif.

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Algérie. Sahara. Montagnes de l’Ahaggar (Hoggar). Massif de l’Atakor.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Colombian Pacific Coast



Colombia. Cauca Valley State. Juanchaco. Pacific Coast at dusk, as seen from a cave at low tide.

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Colombie. Vallée du Cauca. Juanchaco. Côte de l’Océan Pacifique à marée basse vue d’une grotte au crépuscule.

Monday, January 21, 2013

Bolivian Altiplano's Mysterious Laguna Hedionda



Bolivia. Andes Mountains. Cordillera Occidental. Altiplano. Laguna Hedionda.

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Bolivie. Altiplano. Montagnes des Andes. Cordillera Occidental. Laguna Hedionda.

Sunday, January 20, 2013



Brazil. Amazon rain forest. Rio Negro at sunrise. The Rio Negro is the Amazon River’s most important tributary, as well as South America’s most powerful river after the Amazon itself. Its quiet black mirror intensifies the sky’s colors it reflects.

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Brésil. Amazonie. Le Rio Negro au lever du soleil. Le Rio Negro est l’affluent le plus important de l’Amazone, ainsi que le fleuve le plus puissant d’Amérique du Sud après l’Amazone elle-même. Son noir et tranquille miroir intensifie les couleurs du ciel qu’il reflète. 

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Brooding Pacific Ocean



French Polynesia. Pacific Ocean off Fatu Hiva island, Marquesas Archipelago, at dusk.

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Polynésie française. Océan Pacifique vu de l’ile de Fatu Hiva, de l’archipel des Marquises. 

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Niger W National Park



Niger. W National Park. Antelopes.

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Niger. Parc National du W. Antilopes.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Colombian Pacific Coast


You may have noticed that I love photographing interesting people. Not for this do I enjoy less photographing beautiful landscapes. I have shown you little of that because there is already so much great landscape photography out there. And it’s easier to produce than good people photography. But for variety I’ll show you some during the next few days.  

Colombia. Pacific Coast at El Valle (Cauca Valley State) at dusk.

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Vous avez peut-être noté que j’aime photographier le genre humain dans ce qu’il a d’intéressant. Je n’en aime pas moins la photographie de paysages. Je vous en ai montré très peu pour la raison qu’il y en a déjà tellement à voir partout et qu’elle est plus facile à produire. Mais pour varier le menu quotidien je vous en montrerai un peu durant les prochains jours.

Colombie. Côte du Pacifique à El Valle au crépuscule 


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

Monday, January 14, 2013

Somba Woman Of Benin



Benin. Atakora Mountains near Boukombe. Sitting against her adobe house, a Somba woman picks impurities out of her sorghum before cooking it.

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Bénin. Montagnes de l’Atakora près de Boukombé. Assise contre le mur d’argile de sa maison, une femme Somba enlève les impunités de son sorgho avant de le cuire. 

Wodaabe Woman of Niger's Sahel



Niger. Sahel. Sitting at the edge of a rain pond, a Wodaabe (Bororo/Fulani) girl polishes her brass anklets with mud.

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Niger. Sahel. Assise au bord d’une mare, une jeune fille Wodaabe (Bororo/Peul) polit ses anneaux de cheville avec de la boue.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Herding Ducks In Malaysia



Malaysia. Borneo. Sabah. Papar. Chinese man bringing his duck flock home.

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Malaisie. Bornéo. Sabah. Papar. Chinois ramenant ses canards au corral.

Friday, January 11, 2013

Pashtun Girls Of Afghanistan



Afghanistan. Qarabagh. Little Kuchi (Pashtun) nomads.

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Afghanistan. Qarabagh. Fillettes nomads Kuchi (Pashtun).

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Little Pashtun Siblings of Afghanistan



Afghanistan. Hindu Kush Mountains. Little Kuchi (Pashtun) nomad siblings.

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Afghanistan. Montagnes de l’Hindou Kouch. Petite fille nomade Kuchi (Pashtoun) jouant à la maman avec son petit frère.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Kuchi Nomad of Afghanistan



Afghanistan. Ghazni. Kuchi (Pashtun) nomad at camel market.

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Afghanistan. Ghazni. Nomade Kuchi (Pashtun) au marché de chameaux.

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Tuareg Women Portraits



Algeria. Sahara Desert. Ahaggar (Hoggar)  Mountains. Racially-mixed Tuareg nomad clapped in her hands as I photographed her.

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Algérie. Sahara. Hoggar. Femme Touareg de race mixte battant des mains. 


Niger. Sahel. Tuareg madonna under her leather tent.

Niger. Sahel. Madonne Touareg sous sa tente de cuir.


Saturday, January 5, 2013

Amazon’s Stunningly Beautiful Rio Negro: At Sunrise And After Sunset



Brazil. Amazon rain forest. Rio Negro at sunrise.

Brésil. Amazonie. Le Rio Negro au lever du soleil.



Brazil. Amazon rain forest. Rio Negro after sunset.

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Brésil. Amazonie. Le Rio Negro peu après le coucher du soleil. 

Friday, January 4, 2013

Surprising Sense Of Humor Of The Yanomami Indians


While I was photographing the young man in the following picture, he paused for a few seconds, looked at my friend, the French anthropologist Bruce Albert, and said: “When Victor will be through photographing me, would you ask him to lend me his camera? I’d like to photograph him while he tries to climb that tree over there.
     The Yanomami have an amazing sense of humor, and this was just one instance among many that kept me laughing during the very pleasant month I spent among them, illustrating a Time-Life book. And how they enjoyed hearing me laugh! That’s all it took for my hilarity to echo around the whole huge communal house.

Tandis que je photographiais le jeune homme dans la photo qui suit, il s’arrêta un moment, regarda mon ami, l’anthropologue français Bruce Albert, et dit: »Quand Victor aura terminé de me photographier, pourrais-tu lui demander de me prêter sa caméra? J’aimerais le photographier essayant de grimper à cet arbre là-bas. »
     Les Yanomamis ont un sens de l’humour surprenant, et ceci ne fut qu’une de leurs intelligentes plaisanteries  qui m’ont fait rire incessamment durant le mois très agréable que j’ai passé entre eux, illustrant un livre de Time-Life Books. Et comme ils aimaient m’entendre rire! Il ne fallait que cela pour qu’une rigolade générale me fasse écho autour de la case communale. 



Brazil. Amazon rain forest. Sitting in his hammock, a Yanomami Indian is making an arrow.

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Brésil. Amazonie. Assis sus son hamac, un Indien Yanomami fabrique une flèche.


Wednesday, January 2, 2013




Colombia. Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta. Arhuaco Indian man. 

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Colombie. Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta. Indien Arhuaco.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

How Pigs Travel To Market In Some Parts Of Colombia



Colombia. Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta. Pueblo Bello. A fat pig riding a donkey to market produces hilarity among a group of men it is passing.

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Colombie. Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta. Pueblo Bello. Un porc allant au marché sur le dos d’un âne produit hilarité entre un groupe d’hommes qu’il passe en chemin.

Tuareg Family On The Move



Niger. Sahara Desert. Noble TaÏtoq Tuareg family moving camp.

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Niger. Sahara. Famille de nobles Tuaregs TaÏtoq en route vers un nouveau pâturage  planter leurs tentes et faire paître leurs chameaux.