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India Pushkar Photo Tour 2015: Part 4, Manvar and Fort Khejarla

After several photography intensive days in Jaisalmer, the next stop on the 2015 India: Pushkar Fair Photo tour was  Manvar; a semi-private tent encampment in the middle of the desert. At Manvar we enjoyed luxurious tented accommodations, nightly cultural shows, and jeep safaris out to local villas where friendly photogenic subjects are plentiful . Following [...]

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India Pushkar Photo Tour 2015: Part 3, Jaisalmer

After an amazing 2 days in the blue city of Jodhpur, we headed north and west towards the Pakistan border to Jaisalmer.  Jaisalmer is named after its founder Maharawal Jaisal Singh, a Rajput king in 1156 AD. “Jaisalmer” means “the Hill Fort of Jaisal”. Jaisalmer is sometimes called the “Golden City of India” because the [...]

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India Gujarat & Malabar Coast Photo Tour: Post #5

Seventeen more images from the 2016 India: Gujarat and Malabar Coast Photo Tour to share with you today.  With visits to temples, rural villages, some very impressive step-wells, along with stops at local markets and even a fair amount of street shooting, this trip provides a great mix of different photographic opportunities. Next year’s trip [...]

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India Gujarat & Malabar Coast Photo Tour: Post #4, The Rann of Kutch

The Rann of Kutch is a seasonal salt marsh located in the Thar Desert in the Kutch District of Gujarat, India and the Sindh province of Pakistan. It is almost 3 thousand square miles in size and is reputed to be one of the largest salt desert in the world. The name “Rann” comes from the Hindi word ran (रण) meaning “desert”. For centuries, this area is been inhabited by the friendly Kutchi people [...]

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Vietnam Explorer Photo: Final Images from the 2016 Trip

After exploring Hanoi, our group headed north to Bac Ha, the area is host to some incredible hill tribe markets, complete with water buffalo, and ethnic hill tribes including the most colorful of all, the Flower Hmong.  Below are the final 35 images from this 2016 trip. I’ll be running the tour again in 2018. [...]

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Vietnam Explorer Photo Tour 2016: Hoi An to Hanoi

After visiting Can Tho in the Mekong Delta our group traveled north to explore the azure beaches of Danang and the historic and beautifully photogenic town of Hoi An. Hoi An was an important Vietnamese trading center in the 16th and 17th centuries. In 1999, Hoi An’s old town was declared a UNESCO World Heritage [...]

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Vietnam Explorer Tour: Mekong Delta

After two days in Saigon, the 2016 Jim Cline Photo Tours Vietnam Explorer Tour left Saigon on our private boat for a trip down into the Mekong Delta, our destination, Can Tho. Can Tho is the biggest city in South Vietnam’s Mekong Delta, with an estimated population of 1.5 million. The name Can Tho comes from [...]

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Hidden Cambodia: In Search of the Stone Elephant of Srah Damrie

Lonley Planet, Trip Advisor, Rough Guides, CNN, BBC and National Geographic have all listed Angkor Wat as one of the top, “must see” destinations on the planet, and for good reason. Angkor Wat is the largest religious monument in the world, surpassing even the pyramids of Giza in size and stature. Cambodia now sees more [...]

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Harvard University Exhibition: A Common Humanity

On March 7th, I received some unexpected correspondence from Harvard University, requesting my participation in their annual International Relations Week event. Harvard University, a private research university in Cambridge, Massachusetts established 1636, is one of the world’s most prestigious universities and is the United States’ oldest institution of higher learning. Harvard is devoted to excellence in teaching, learning, and research, and to [...]

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Vietnam Explorer Photo Tour: Saigon

The 2016 Vietnam Explorer Photo Tour is off to a great start with eight enthusiastic photographers, eager to explore this amazing country. We spent our first day, cameras in hand, wandering around Saigon or “Ho Chi Minh City” if you prefer. We visited many of Saigon’s icons including the spectacular turn-of-the-century Colonial French Post Office, the [...]

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India Gujarat & Malabar Coast Photo Tour: Wrap Up

This will be the final post from the 2016 India Gujarat & Malabar Coast Photo Tour. The images below are [...]

World Malaria Day, April 25, 2016

Today, April 25th is World Malaria Day, but in reality, for half the world, every day is malaria day. Statistics show us [...]

Reserve Your Spot on the 2016 Angkor Photo Workshop

The Sixth Annual Angkor Photo Workshop is coming this July and as of today, March 14th, there are still spots [...]

Afghanistan In Black & White: 10 Years Ago This Month

Last weekend I watched Tim Heatherinton & Sebastian Junger’s film, Restrepo. I had viewed the film several years ago but [...]

Ghana: Seven Years Ago

In 2008 I traveled to Ghana to do an NGO shoot for Freedom From Hunger. A few days ago, while [...]

Papua New Guinea Photo Tour #4

With more than 1,000 different tribes, Papua New Guinea is, to put it mildly, a people photographer’s paradise.  As if [...]