The show is made up of photographs taken over the course of a decades-long career, and includes images from my travels in Niger, Namibia, Ethiopia, Kenya, China and India.
Now more than ever, it is important to celebrate the beauty of cultural diversity.
“There is, indeed, a fire burning over the earth, taking with it plants and animals, cultures, languages, ancient skills and visionary wisdom. Quelling this flame, and re-inventing the poetry of diversity is perhaps the most important challenge of our times.” Wade Davis
When the rains are good, the tribes in Niger celebrate with an extraordinary beauty contest called the Gerewol, where it's the men on parade
. It was a biblical journey, 1000 nomads, 2000 camels, donkeys, cattle, sheep and goats, 110 degree heat and 4 western women.
Sleeping under the Milky Way listening to the cacophony of sounds from the herds at night.
We stepped back in time.
the central revelation of anthropology: that this world deserves to exist in a diverse way, that must find a way to live in a truly multicultural, world where all of the wisdom of all peoples can contribute to our collective well-being.
The show will run from April 19th to May 11th at the Salomon Arts Gallery at 83 Leonard St. 4th Floor, New York NY 10013.