A family of small indigenous peoples of the far north of Russia. They are born and spend their whole lives in the Tundra, roaming with herds of deer. They have the opportunity to lead a sedentary lifestyle, but for them it is unnatural.
A rider throws the goat into the tai kazan (goal). The men share great respect for the sacrificed animal despite the roughness of the action. The origins of this legendary game lie somewhere between nomads hunting or defending their livestock against predatory wolves, to men and horses honing their fighting skills.
A young boy of the Wodaabe tribe in front of the clan's beloved Zebu cattle. The Wodaabes are nomad cattle herders and young boys cannot wait to be able to help as shepherds. Boys typically can do it around age seven and are very proud when they reached that stage.
After the harvest crop, the farmers in Tat Vien village spent their spare time to knit the bamboo baskets for fishing, it was a traditional craft preserved for many generations. Then the baskets were loaded and moved around the region on the old man bicycle for sell.
This images are from the "Feeling Winter" series. It is an ongoing project begun several years ago. This selection is photographed during the winters of 2019-2020 in Armenia.
Once we drove outside of the busy urban areas we met more somber and stern part of the country.
The muted winter light and minimalistic scenes were charged with the solace and melancholy.
Today we relate to them as they often depict our emotional state across the pandemic’s wasteland.
Ted & Nune
Encountering Stillness 2
From the series Encountering Stillness... West Texas
The Mundari people, from South Sudan, are cattle herders as well as fierce warriors. They live in symbiosis with their cattle and nothing is more important for them than their cows. In the cattle camps, kids are doing most of the daily work. Kids collect the fresh cow dung and put it into piles which are then set on fire to protect them and the cows against mosquitoes. The Mundari also use the ash created by these fires to rub themselves and their cattle, creating a protection against mosquitoes
A farmer is going home after laying out red chilies on plastic sheets evenly under the bright sunlight . During the harvesting season which lasts for two month Ton's of chilis are laid out to dry creating a patchwork effect on open green fields in Panchagarh, a district in Northern Bangladesh.
Gladys in her kitchen. Amantini, Lake Titicaca, Peru.
Thousands of pilgrims, draped in white gowns, gather around the 13th century rock-hewn churches for an evening of celebration, reflection, and reverence
Carrelets de Fouras.
I journeyed to Fouras on the west coast of France to photograph some unusual but picturesque fishing huts that are dotted along the coast line. Central to my vision was to take a series of long exposures in order to set a tranquil scene and emphasise the elegant wooden structures.
The first day was miserable - windy and a lot of rain - yet despite this I was amazed by the beauty of the huts. Undeterred, I used my time to study the scene and find my compositions, ready to pounce when condition
Disko bay (greenland)
In this disproportionate immensity where nature seems limitless and beauty everywhere present, the spectacle, constantly renewed, borders on the sublime.
Here, the power of this nature in its raw state speaks to us, intimidates us and every moment offers us sensations of the day after the creation of the world.
The Arctic Circle cuts across Lapland with a palette of frigid winter light where colors are subtle and make a statement.With seven months of winter, such an environment emboldens an awareness of isolation, vulnerability and trust.It provides an opportunity to inspire and strengthen our inner selves, to self-reflect and observe our passage in time, in a literal sense, and metaphorically.Our experiences reflect our personal odysseys as we move from a place we know to one we are just discovering.
Winter in Woodend is cold, -3 degrees on this day. I wake early and set off not too far away as we can only travel five kilometres from home. Along a dirt road I have travelled before, through these encompassing white clouds the landscape looks remarkably different.
My imagination illudes me and I am misguided into believing this is the Wilderness. The heavy fog reduces the surrounding landscape, suffused by the early morning light, thinking I am remote and distant from any human connection.
The shadow of a lone man crossing the pavement outside Shibuya Station. The first impression is that he has escaped the pressures of the urban daily rush, but looking closer reveals that he is still circled by crowds of people as the surrounding neon signs are reflected onto the floor. There is a feeling that the reflection is more real than reality.
Sandrine Hermand-Grisel is a professional photographer who specializes in Fine Art Photography and Printmaking. She grew up in Paris, France and in London, UK before she moved to the United States with her family in 2006. She decided to use her knowledge of the photography world to become the curator of the website, All About Photo, which she founded in 2013. Much more than a cultural agenda, All About Photo is a source of information for photographers and aficionados of photography as well as a showcase platform for talented artists.
An integral part of All About Photo is its annual awards competition, The Mind’s Eye, she has juried over the years with renowned photographers and curators such as Liu Bolin, Ann Jastrab, Ed Kashi, Eli Klein, Jules Maeght, Aline Smithson, Ami Vitale, Judy Walgren, Sabine Weiss, Frank Horvat, Elizabeth Avedon and many more. She also juried competitions and shows for A Smith Gallery, Darkroom Gallery, Gomma Photography Grant, Rayko Photo Center, L.A. & N.Y. Photo Curator, Emerge UK Prize, The PhotoPlace Gallery, Praxis Gallery, The Young Photographer's Award and others.
Sandrine Hermand-Grisel's work has been published in books and magazines as well as exhibited in museums and galleries worldwide.
While still working on personal projects, she now spends most of her time discovering new talents for All About Photo. She is also working on the new AAP Magazine committed exclusively to the publication of portfolios.