Liftoff

Liftoff

Posted by on Feb 12, 2014 in A Selection, Pictures

Puerto Rico, 2013.

Street Popcorn

Street Popcorn

Posted by on Jul 1, 2012 in A Selection, Asia, Pictures

A migrant worker family in Shanghai supplements their wages selling popcorn on the streets every evening, knocking open a heated pressurized vessel filled with rice and corn kernels as a customer braces for the explosion. (POYi 64 Magazine Feature Picture, second place)

Inside and Out

Inside and Out

Posted by on Jul 1, 2012 in A Selection, Americas, Pictures

Wilderness scientists practice survival skills and living off the land in the forests on Lake Champlain, Vermont, including the complete skinning of a bobcat with a knife made from a piece of obsidian rock. The bobcat had been struck and killed by traffic on the nearby highway.

All Else

All Else

Posted by on Jun 30, 2012 in A Selection, Asia, Pictures

A father and son enjoy a newly constructed public park in Beijing near one of the remaining hutong communities near the city center.

First tea

First tea

Posted by on Jun 29, 2012 in A Selection, Asia, Pictures

A bride serves tea at her own wedding as she meets her new husband’s family for the first time in Tainan, Taiwan. The marriage was arranged by a local fortune teller.

Rest stop

Rest stop

Posted by on Jun 28, 2012 in A Selection, Asia, Pictures

A betel nut girl brings in a fresh batch to sell from her booth on an expressway in Nantou, Taiwan. The betel nut is the second largest crop produced in Taiwan (after rice) and contains a natural stimulant popular with truck drivers on long journeys.

A path to friendship

A path to friendship

Posted by on Jun 27, 2012 in A Selection, Asia, Pictures

A drug user waits for local outreach workers who visit the slums outside Phnom Penh, Cambodia, every week to distribute basic medical supplies and promote harm reduction.

Monster’s Breath

Monster’s Breath

Posted by on Apr 4, 2011 in A Selection, Americas, Pictures

A cold sunrise reveals the lake monster’s breath. (Sunrise on the lake at Shelburne Farms, a national historic landmark in Vermont.)

Eighty-six Years Ago

Eighty-six Years Ago

Posted by on Jul 13, 2010 in A Selection, Asia, Pictures

Xie Xianglong, 99, and his wife eat lunch in the same house they have been living in since they were married in 1943, nestled in the remote mountains in Jiangxi province, China. The mountains here are hailed as the birthplace of the Red Army. Xianglong met the future Chairman when he was 13 years old. ...

Monks Prefer Nokia

Monks Prefer Nokia

Posted by on Jul 12, 2010 in A Selection, Asia, Pictures

Things that transcend time, place and language: music, monks, the World Cup… (A monk walks through a neighborhood outside of Phnom Penh, Cambodia.)

Opera for Breakfast

Opera for Breakfast

Posted by on Sep 25, 2009 in A Selection, Asia, Pictures

If I were riding my bicycle through the village at daybreak on a frigid September morning, wouldn’t I stop to hear a live opera performance at a noodle stand, too? (Neighbors gather in the early morning to watch or participate in an open air opera practice, central Shanxi province, China.)

I Coasted West

I Coasted West

Posted by on Nov 14, 2008 in A Selection, Africa, Pictures

Missing parts. “A beautiful sunset that was mistaken for a dawn.” -Debussy (Divers prepare to recover submerged ship wreckage off the coast of Dakar, Senegal.)