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This, too, is Dubai

My work frequently takes me through Dubai, where I lived for two years. I still feel a great pang of sorrow and homesickness when the plane touches down at the airport. I saw many things about Dubai that casual travelers … Continue reading

Thumb drum

I am embarrassed to admit that I don’t remember where I bought this little palm-sized drum. South Africa? Papua New Guinea? I have many of these crudely carved objects from my travels, because I was on a low budget, and … Continue reading

Hard hat

China, 1991. Everyday objects were made by hand, from common materials. The hard hats worn by construction workers were made from twigs or bamboo, bent while still pliable, and sewn together. When they harden, they are quite protective.   They … Continue reading

In a glass eye: Herat

I regret that I wasn’t a better photographer when I traveled through so many countries, in my 30s and 40s. For years I have been thinking about creative ways that I could interpret those journeys through the perspective of time. … Continue reading