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08 Sep 2021
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In Addis Ababa

  Recycler’s Market, Addis Ababa I took this picture in a recycling centre in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The center is unique in that people live in the recycling area surrounded by heaps of scrap metal and parts. And amazingly, it is recycled, or upcycled into new products that are pounded out by hand and anvil. This young man was asking for alms whilst he embarks on a youthful Muslim pilgrimage. Eyes can be magnetic, and the gentleness and humility in […]

30 Apr 2013
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Sweating at a forge, Bamako, Mali

As if being close to the equator isn’t warm enough, this guy works at a forge all day. The beads of sweat tell the story. Mali’s average life-expectancy is 53; poverty mercilessly grinds people down. The Recycler’s Market is on the outskirts of Bamako, the capital of Mali. Here, metal waste is recycled into useful products from car parts to cooking utensils. It’s amazing what resourceful people can do with so little. And it’s also amazing just how hard they […]

09 Aug 2009
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Yoga at Long Beach

I took this shot at Long Beach in Canada’s premier west coast park, Pacific Rim National Park. As you can see from the beach, you can walk for miles. You can also do handstands. I love this shot for its balance, if you’ll pardon the pun. And she held the handstand for quite some time.