Still Points in a Turning World visual tales from my travels to the last mysterious corners of the globe

On April 19th, 2017, the Salomon Arts Gallery in Tribeca, NY held an opening reception for a solo show of my ongoing project, "Still Points in a Turning World". This work explores our universal cross-cultural truths: the importance of family, community, ritual and the amazing diversity of its expression.

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

San Bushman in Namibia

Suri Tribe in Ethiopia
Suri Tribe in the Omo Valley
Thar Desert in Rajasthan

"And in the end, then, it really comes down to a choice: do we want to live in a monochromatic world of monotony or do we want to embrace a polychromatic world of diversity?" Margaret Mead

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.

Niger

Miao Tribe in Guizhou
A quick game of Mahjong before the Sisters Meal festival in Guizhou

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.

Ono Valley in Ethiopia

If we share our stories and appreciate the mysteries of every realm, we may yet gain a deeper understanding of that which lies both behind and ahead of us.

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