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A Culture on the Edge: Luca Bracali Documents the Disappearing “Reindeer Men” of Mongolia

When photojournalist and conservationist Luca Bracali first told me of his recent return trip to document the nomadic Tsaatan people of Mongolia, I didn’t fully understand the scale or scope of his journey. Now, via his reportage in National Geographic Italia, it is possible to peer inside this incredible and shrinking world. See the full image set via the article here and an English translation below. Gli ultimi uomini renna della MongoliaSono gli ultimi testimoni di un…

Guest Post: Tuscany’s Hidden Gem by Michela Ricciarelli

I had the great pleasure of visiting the magical Tuscan city of Pistoia in March when I traveled there with renowned Pistoian photographer Luca Bracali. Michela Ricciarelli is lucky enough to also claim the charming Medieval town as her birthplace — and who better than a passionate local to provide authentic insight, photos and travel tips. Thank you, Michela! Pistoia, Tuscany’s Hidden Gem: More than 5 reasons to visit –  a letter to visitors traveling in…

Capture of the Day: Michel Giaccaglia

I’ve been following Italian photographer Michel Giaccaglia’s incredible posts on Facebook as he traveled recently on a workshop to India with Luca Bracali. He was kind enough to give me permission to share his  beautiful work here. The group was extremely lucky to not only find wild tigers, but with their cubs as well. According to Panthera, an international organization dedicated to conservation of 38 species of wild cats, as recently as 100 years ago, there…

Experience of a Lifetime: Sea Eagles in Lofoten Archipelago!

Gunnar Skjeseth deftly maneuvers his 11-meter high performance RIB (Rigid Inflatable Boat) through the rough swells out of the harbor at Svolvær, Norway and slows at a series of rock outcroppings just offshore across the bay. He looks up towards the rocky ledges and whistles. Nothing. He whistles again, then throws a herring to the gulls. When the gulls start screaming, he said, the eagles pay even better attention. I went out recently in a…

Perched on the Wild Edge of the World

In Norway’s historic Lofoten Archipelago village of Nusfjord, strips of codfish strung on poles near the harbor flap in the arctic wind like prayer flags. Here in the islands, cod caught during the run from the arctic’s Barents Sea to Lofoten spawning areas in late winter is still cold-air cured for “stockfish” in the old way, on long wooden racks out in the open, as it’s been done for more than a thousand years. And…

Photographer Profile: Luca Bracali

FujiLove Magazine recently published an article I wrote on renowned Italian photojournalist, explorer and conservationist Luca Bracali. Over the past year, I’ve traveled the world interviewing amazing artists like Luca who are dedicated to making a difference in the world. For them, being an accomplished practitioner & commercially and/or artistically successful isn’t enough. The common denominators between them are passion and a strong desire to use their talents and skills for the greater good. Here…

To See the World in a Grain of Rice: Conservation & Global Food Security with Luca Bracali

I worked with renowned Italian photojournalist, explorer and conservationist Luca Bracali on a recently published piece for LensCulture Magazine on conservation and global food security in Southeast Asia and am very pleased to share it here. The featured photograph (seen below) is titled “Harvest Time” and was named first place in the category: “Cultural Value of Man’s Relationship with Food” in the 2015 Siena International Photography Awards Contest (SIPA). Entries are now being taken for…