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Beyond The Frame | Kyoto's Fushimi Inari Shrine | GFX50s

Beyond The Frame | Kyoto's Fushimi Inari Shrine | GFX50s

Photo © Tewfic El-Sawy | All Rights ReservedThe Fushimi Inari Shrine (??????) is an important, and very popular, Shinto shrine in Kyoto. It is famous for its thousands of vermilion torii gates, which straddle a network of trails behind its main...
Travels-Blogs - 2018-01-21 16:03:17
POV: Staging Scenes To Win Awards

POV: Staging Scenes To Win Awards

Photo Courtesy PetaPixelI\'ve recently seen a blog post by PetaPixel (which is one of the blogs I visit very frequently for news on photography), and read that a photojournalist in Bangladesh vented his ire and frustration at non-professional...
Travels-Blogs - 2018-01-19 16:03:04
Photo Book Cover(s) | Chinese Opera Photo Book Project

Photo Book Cover(s) | Chinese Opera Photo Book Project

Being confined indoors for long stretches by the recent horrible winter weather in New York City, I started to choose potential picks for its front cover, and will eventually choose its back cover as well. After all, one has to start somewhere in a...
Travels-Blogs - 2018-01-14 16:03:08
Antoine Schneck | Mali

Antoine Schneck | Mali

Photo © Antoine Schneck | All Rights ReservedFollowing the recent racist vulgarities uttered by the White House resident describing African, Caribbean and South American nations (among others), I decided to feature photographs of Malians by French...
Travels-Blogs - 2018-01-13 16:02:22
Alina Fedorenko | City of The Dead

Alina Fedorenko | City of The Dead

Photo ©Â Alina Fedorenko | All Rights ReservedCairo?s El-Arafa necropolis, known in English as the City of the Dead, is an unusual place to say the least. The necropolis has been around for more than 800 years in a city so crowded with about 20...
Travels-Blogs - 2018-01-09 16:03:16
Beyond The Frame | Lee Lee The Traveler | GFX50s

Beyond The Frame | Lee Lee The Traveler | GFX50s

Photo © Tewfic El-Sawy | All Rights ReservedSpending a couple of weeks documenting the Chinese (Hokkien) Opera troupes during the Nine Emperor Gods festivals in Kuala Lumpur gave me the opportunity to continue my "Red Qi Pao" project which...
Travels-Blogs - 2018-01-07 16:03:18
Christian Berg | The Old Ones

Christian Berg | The Old Ones

Photo ©Â Christian Berg | All Rights ReservedHo Chi Minh City (HCMC) previously known as Saigon, has a population of about 8.5 million people, making it the most populous metropolitan area in Vietnam. The city\'s population is expected to grow to...
Travels-Blogs - 2018-01-05 16:02:38
Beyond The Frame | Qinqiang Opera | X-Pro2

Beyond The Frame | Qinqiang Opera | X-Pro2

Photo © Tewfic El-Sawy | All Rights ReservedI\'ve immersed myself (not totally...but let\'s say, up to my waist) in documenting Chinese Opera in its various forms since mid 2017, but have found the project to be daunting because of the...
Travels-Blogs - 2018-01-02 16:03:20
Beyond The Frame | Yi Yi At A Tea House | X-Pro2

Beyond The Frame | Yi Yi At A Tea House | X-Pro2

Photo © Tewfic El-Sawy | All Rights ReservedHaving recently visited this blog\'s archives, I remembered it had a periodic feature called "Beyond The Frame" in which I chose a single image and wrote about its back story. As it was quite popular...
Travels-Blogs - 2017-12-24 16:03:10
Sebastião Salgado | Amazônia

Sebastião Salgado | Amazônia

Photo ©Â Sebastião Salgado | Courtesy Folha de S.PauloI\'m very glad to have stumbled on the latest work by the legendary Sebastião Salgado. It\'s published as a reportage in the magazine (or blog") of the Brazilian newspaper Folha de S. Paulo,...
Travels-Blogs - 2017-12-20 16:03:18
C. Glendening & S. Leahovcenko | Mongolian Eagle Hunters

C. Glendening & S. Leahovcenko | Mongolian Eagle Hunters

Travels-Blogs - 2017-12-17 16:03:22
Omo Valley's 'Circus'

Omo Valley's 'Circus'

I was in Ethiopia\'s Omo Valley in 2004, and photographed many of the tribes in that area such as the Hamer, Mursi, and the Bume....in their villages and at their markets. At that time, the local guides negotiated with the tribes and their village...
Travels-Blogs - 2017-12-14 16:03:16
Remembering Shanghai...And How To Publicize A Book

Remembering Shanghai...And How To Publicize A Book

Travels-Blogs - 2017-12-12 16:04:18
The Travel Photographer's 5 Favorite 2017 Photographers

The Travel Photographer's 5 Favorite 2017 Photographers

Photo © Nagi Yoshida-All Rights ReservedI now feature my favorite 5 photographer for 2017. I do so in no particular order, either alphabetically, nor chronologically nor by preference...just randomly.Nagi Yoshida: My first favorite photographer of...
Travels-Blogs - 2017-12-08 16:03:21
The 5 Top Posts On The Travel Photographer In 2017

The 5 Top Posts On The Travel Photographer In 2017

It\'s the time of year. Time flies. The most viewed posts of 2017 on The Travel Photographer blog are:1. POV : Can The X-Pro2 Do The Job Of The GFX 50S" of January 8 in which I share my ambivalence about acquiring this -at the time- new...
Travels-Blogs - 2017-12-07 16:03:25
Patrick Aventurier | The Ma Song

Patrick Aventurier | The Ma Song

Photo ©Â Patrick Aventurier | All Rights ReservedHaving attended the Nine Emperor Gods festival\'s celebrations in Kuala Lumpur last month, I was interested to discover a gallery of 50 portraits of
Travels-Blogs - 2017-12-05 16:04:12
My Best Images Of 2017...And Why | X-Pro 2 & GFX50s

My Best Images Of 2017...And Why | X-Pro 2 & GFX50s

Photo © Tewfic El-Sawy - All Rights ReservedX-Pro2/12mm Zeiss/f2.8With the end of year closing in, I thought I\'d post 10 photographs that I made during 2017 which I deem to be the "best" (always a subjective thing) for a variety of reasons. By...
Travels-Blogs - 2017-12-02 16:04:56
The Hanfu Girl

The Hanfu Girl

Photo Courtesy Hanfugirl Readers of this blog know of my "chinoiserie" phase in my photographic trajectory, which ranges from photojournalistic projects such as documenting various types of Chinese opera to what I call "fashion themed...
Travels-Blogs - 2017-11-28 16:05:26
Delphine Blast | Cholitas Project

Delphine Blast | Cholitas Project

Photo © Delphine Blast | All Rights ReservedAnd for a total change away from Asia, I\'m featuring photography out of South America,; a continent I\'ve visited a number of times but neglected on this blog.A French photographer, Delphine Blast was...
Travels-Blogs - 2017-11-26 16:03:17
Justin Hession | Pilgrims of the Kumbh

Justin Hession | Pilgrims of the Kumbh

Photo © Justin Hession | All Rights ReservedEnough already with China, I heard you say" Well, here\'s a post on the famed Kumbh Mela in Allahabad in India.There are different kinds of Kumbh Melas...the so-called "Maha Kumbh" melas are the...
Travels-Blogs - 2017-11-24 16:04:08
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