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Calcutta is Kolkata… and I am Happy

So here’s a short history lesson for all the Americans. Calcutta is properly known these days as Kolkata and has been since 2001. While the city’s name has always been pronounced Kolkata in Bengali, the anglicised form of Calcutta was the official name until 2001, when it  was changed to Kolkata in order to match the Bengali pronunciation. I speak to Indians almost […]

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Impressions of India

I’ve been mulling this over for a few days. People have been asking about my trip to India and up until now I’ve not formulated a very good response. There is no simple answer that seems to do it justice. First of all it was entirely too short. I basically got a brief taste, an appetizer if […]

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Generations

Still moving forward and getting caught up here. I mentioned last time that I had some things coming up over the next few months. The first is a 10-page documentary feature in China Photography Magazine entitled “Generations”. More than 6 years in the making, Generations follows 5 different families located across China. In a string of candid interviews we learn something about each family’s history, their […]

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Evolution

I love that word Evolution. To change, to grow, to evolve. Idealy we should continuously be moving forward, growing and learning. That’s easier said than done of course because try as we might, sometimes we just stall out. We hit a wall creatively and can’t seem to get around it. Writer’s block is a term most of […]

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APF Varanasi Photography Workshop

Hello kids. Surprise! It’s been a long time since I’ve posted anything to the blog. So long in fact that a few people were wondering what might have happened to me because, well let’s face it, I basically disappeared for a while. I won’t bore you with the details, except to tell you that I had a serious health scare. It was dicey […]

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A Week in Gaungxi Province

I love traveling. The travel bug was instilled in me from the very beginning – and I do mean the beginning. I was born in Germany at a US Naval Hospital and had to have extra pages attached to my passport by the time I was three. Growing up as an Army brat meant my […]

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Postcards

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Postcards from China X – Rob Smith

Our tenth installment of Postcards from China comes by way of Shanghai based photographer Rob Smith.…

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Generations

Still moving forward and getting caught up here. I mentioned last time that I had some things comin…

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10 Minutes

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10 Minutes – Ms. Ma from Zhashi Village

One of the highlights of last summer’s tour of Yunnan Province was the four days we spent at L…

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Calcutta is Kolkata… and I am Happy

So here’s a short history lesson for all the Americans. Calcutta is properly known these days…

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500KM City Music Festival – Kunming Rocks

Howdy folks… been a while. After weeks of going back and forth with a gaggle of different edit…

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