Wooly Embrace by Rebecca Irons
In the aftermath of the enforced sterilizations of 300,000+ indigenous Quechua women in 1990s Peru, traditional kinship lines were forever disrupted, with many women’s hopes of having more children destroyed in the tragedy. Now, for many of the brave survivors, their animals not only reflect a way of earning a wage without the same physical labor required of farming with their hands (which many are unable to do after the violent operations that left ongoing scars and wounds), but have come to present an alternative outlet for frustrated maternal affection. In a poignant, stolen moment of tenderness, Hilaria cuddles up to her llama as the love radiates through the embrace. So much more than a source of income or a pet—this woolly camelid has become her kin, offering some small compense for that never-to-be family that was cruelly stolen from her long ago.
Knee Deep In Choclos by Kathryn Oths and Olivia Radcliffe
Hunger is not a foreign concept to Antonia, so when the corn harvest is abundant in Chugurpampa (Northern Peruvian Andes), the shucking is easy.
Intergenerational Self Fashioning by Kaitlin Banfill
Agamo and her grandmother pose at their home in Zhaojue County, Southwest China. They wear the Nuosu Yi clothing of their ethnic group. Nuosu communities have long emphasized sartorial practices. Clothing is typically imbued with aesthetic codes that reveal information about the wearers’ geographic origin, age, and social status. In recent years, young Nuosu like Agamo have become interested in wearing vintage and retro Nuosu clothing as an expression of modern style and self-fashioning. In this photo, Agamo and her grandmother demonstrate the fashion sensibilities of two generations. While Agamo wears a vintage handmade garment, her grandmother prefers a newer machine-made style.
Ladies Are Not Allowed to Enter by Chu Paing
“No Ladies are allowed to enter.” – Mandal ay, Myanmar
Of Peace by Lisa Burnell
A man has a lunchtime nap along the Bandstand Promenade on the western coast of Mumbai, India.
The Flow Of Selves by Daniel Ruiz-Serna
Rivers are the main transportation route in Bajo Atrato (Colombia). Most social relationships are created and maintained thanks to the journeys that rivers allow. Just as a society might be described as a network of social relationships, the landscape in this region might be conceived of as a network of rivers. People constantly move through both social and aquatic networks. Rivers then are not simply associated with social ties; they, in fact, permit such ties. Rivers do not just represent flow or movement. Rather, their actuality, their thereness render them flow and movement.
Double Footprints by Lindsay Pettinicchi
Double footprints in the sand on a sunny summer day on the east coast shoreline – capturing a moment like this is priceless.
Honoring Native American Military Service Members by Elizabeth Brazelton
Pine Ridge Reservation, Lakota Pow Wow 2019.
Practice by Gina Santi
An old fisherman gets the nets ready for next day’s catch. Procida Island, Italy
Derelict Building with Mural by Dawn Burns
I spent most of July 2019 in the Caribbean, as a crew member on an archaeological dig, on the island of Nevis (the Federation of Saint Kitts and Nevis). When not in the field with a trowel, I explored with a camera. Nevis is home to lovely people, an abundance of wildlife, and beautiful scenery. There are also many abandoned and derelict structures on Nevis, which provide interesting photo opportunities. I found this one in the capital of Charlestown.– Nevis, West Indies