Saturday, April 22, 2006

Frontline : Cable racers

A young man hurls himself across the Rio Negro gorge in Guayabetal, Colombia, as he tries to salvage a plank of wood, which got trapped by the wire cable. This picture is part of a photo essay, I shot for several international publications, on the 'Cable racers of Colombia'.

Friday, April 21, 2006

Frontline : Colombia

Photograph of former right-wing paramilitary commander Carlos Castaño posing with his troops on Colombia's northern coast, near San Pedro de Urabá. 30,000 paramilitary fighters from the AUC, Self-Defense Group of Colombia, have turned in their weapons under a current demobilization and reinsertion process with the Colombian government.

Thursday, April 20, 2006


Water. The source of life. A raging brook in the Canadian wilderness.

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

A seat with a view : Mumbai

Going forward. Sitting in the 'Konkan Express' on platform 1o of one of Mumbai's large train stations, I came across this luggage helper, hauling boxes and other cargo from the trains.

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Frontline : Colombia

Paramilitary fighters of the AUC, keep watch in a small village on Colombia's northern coast, in the province of Cordoba. More than 24,000 Auc members have turned over their weapons in a demobilization process with began 18 months ago as part of a peace effort of the Colombian government.

Monday, April 17, 2006

Frontline : Colombia

A member of the Colombian National Police fumigates poppy plants in Central Colombia, during a raid on a heroin producing farm.

Monday, April 10, 2006

Pilgrim: Varanasi

Early morning in Varanasi, with the laundry men and women washing clothes in the Ganges. The Ganges spans the Indian subcontinent and is a lifeline for millions who inhabit near its shores.

Thursday, April 06, 2006

A shot from the past

Venezuela has always brought fond memories for me. I came back this week from Caracas, the city where I was born, and spent many happy years as a child, and now after many trips and adventures all over the world, I find myself working for the Caracas based newspaper, The Daily Journal, which has been circulating for over sixty years, here in Colombia as the new Editorial Director. It was an intense week for me, but I will close the week, with a shot from the past, of me as a child, standing near the sea in Coro, Venezuela, at sunset. The picture was taken in 1972. Kodachrome 64.

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

A seat with a view

Early morning departure on an Iberia 757, from Malaga airport in southern Spain, en route to Madrid's Barajas International Airport. In the distance the meditteranean shoreline and the hills of Andalucia. olé.

Colombia : coffee break

In the town of Marsella, Risaralda, a local coffee farmer, sits in the town square holding his horse. Marsella is a coffee producing town in the central highlands of Colombia.