PEOPLE

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Levee Dance
Antananarivo, Madagascar. Homage to Kara Walker with a Max Ernst touch (the pigeon). Digital capture, 2014.
Pre-Dawn Prep
A diya seller gets ready to sell her spiritual candle lamps to pilgrims in boats on the Ganges. Digital capture, 2014.
Diya Seller in My Boat
I didn't see this man get into my boat to sell me a diya: a candle lamp on a paper plate, surrounded by marigolds. One launches the diya into the water with one's right hand as an offering to the river gods. One is promised health, wealth & happiness. Digital capture, 2014.
Secret Identity
As the man lectures the young boy, I imagined the youngster drifting off into a Spiderman fantasy, corresponding to the picture on his backpack. Varanasi, India. Digital capture, 2014.
Aairti Audience
The Ganga Aarti is a nightly fire festival in honor of the gods of the Ganges. Five priests perform coordinated movements with incense and "trees" of candles on five small stages before an international crowd. It's over in half an hour. Digital capture, 2014.
Open Shops
A commercial scene in Varanasi unfolding behind one of the alleyways that lead away from the Ghats on the Ganges. Digital capture, 2014.
Durga Temple Market
A rich gathering of religious articles stalls adjoins the famous Durga Temple in Varanasi, a small-scale Hindu version of Lourdes. This is one of the stalls farthest from the Temple entrance. Digital capture, 2014.
Corrugated Street Bar
Kibera Slum, Nairobi, Kenya Digital capture, 2014.
Wash Day, Tin Roof Overlook
Kibera Slum, Nairobi, Kenya Digital capture, 2014.
Improvised Game
Kibera Slum, Nairobi, Kenya Digital capture, 2014.
Kommunity Issues
Kibera Slum, Nairobi, Kenya Digital capture, 2014.
Ho Chi Minh Tattoo
Hanoi, Vietnam Digital capture, 2014.
Bodie Cottage
Bodie, California, was a thriving gold-mining community in the 1870s and '80s. It was fully abandoned by the1940s and the ghost town is a state park today, with only 10% of its original buildings. This treatment of the image is an homage to Thomas Hart Benton. Digital capture, 2011.
July Fourth Taxi Dance
The crowds returning from the Hudson River fireworks display, from eight stories up. Digital capture, 2009.
Williamsburg Street Festival
Williamsburg, Brooklyn, is noted for its murals. Unfortunately, these have been painted over. Digital capture, 2007.
Brahmin Home, Khajuraho, India
The mother of the house and two of her grandchildren. View from ringnecked parrot. I was invited into this home by the son.
Mermaid Parade, Coney Island 2011
Coney Island's Mermaid Parade rolls on the first Saturday of summer. A wide range of celebratory bodies are on festive display.
Mermaid Parade, Coney Island, 2011
An exceptional individual in the parade, where standards of excess are expanded.