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A photo friend Eric Beecroft sent me a text written in 1933 by Japanese writer, Tanizaki Junichiro lamenting the loss of Japanese traditions to mass-produced, run of the mill modern, read western, conveniences. For a moment I did not realize that I was reading an 81 year-old text because it read so current. Unlike in […]

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A rice farmer stands watching to the eruption of Merapi Volcano’s biggest eruption in over 100 years, Muntilan, Java, Indonesia. The final death toll from the volcanic eruption was 353 people. Coming off several years of intense reportage from disaster zones and countries with long simmering civil conflicts, I decided to get away and document […]

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Paradita, Dulce Maria (Sweety Mary) 28 years old from the Mexican state of Guerrero, reclines on bed in hotel used by sex workers on Coahuila Street, Zona Norte, Tijuana, Mexico. Paraditas, or “Standing Girls” are sex workers who may legally ply their trade in Zona Norte, less than 500 m from the Mexican / US […]

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From “Black Tsunami: Japan 2011” book (FotoEvidence): Cow and her unseen calf housed in a barn right in front of a barrier to the Fukushima nuclear no-entry zone in January 2012, the borderline for the territory too contaminated for human habitation and yet cattle were raised here, and their milk, exposed to the contaminated winds […]

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I had never frightened anyone to the point of fleeing me on sight until I had some of the most bizarre series of encounters in the Tanah Towa area in the south of Sulawesi, Indonesia in 1994. I arrived in Bira to photograph “pinisi perahu” ship building (right photo), once employed by Bugis pirates to […]

Delano_Balboa_Park_SD_1987

This 1987 photo was made exactly half a lifetime ago. I was full of dreams/plans, rarely had more than this month’s rent, lived in a beach town in Southern California, and waited on tables at night in an Italian restaurant (got to love the value of a university education!). In my off hours, I’d take […]

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[Photo by Bette-Anne Wilson. Caption: 1982 photo John Wilson (seated center), James Whitlow Delano (standing, wearing a Heineken T-shirt), Steve Wilson , John’ son (kneeling to the camera-right, who we lost suddenly about one month ago), while joining Wilson Flooring during summer break. San Diego, California.] My cousin, John Wilson died yesterday, 16 November 2013, […]

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