The Madagascar Version of Paradise

The Madagascar Version of Paradise

The Madagascar Version of Paradise The two photographs from Madagascar in Earthforms, (pp. 72 & 73) are both of sandstone structures in the magnificent Parc d’Isalo on the southern part of the island. It had taken us two days to drive the 429 miles from the...
Mongolia: Gorkhi-Terelj—Amazing Landscape

Mongolia: Gorkhi-Terelj—Amazing Landscape

Genghis Khan (ca. 1158–1227), silent, authoritative, paternal, presides over present-day post-imperial, post-totalitarian, successfully democratic Mongolia, the most sparsely populated country in the world (pop. ca. 2.8 million; density 1.76/sq km), with a land area...
Mission

Mission

Art, science and progressive politics—why should they be separate domains? Serious art is a way of knowing the world: how to get along with others, what’s out there in the world, what to admire, what to be wary of—in short, how to live. Science explores the...
Of Processing and Overprocessing

Of Processing and Overprocessing

As I demonstrated in my last post, we photographers are always processing our images to narrow the gap between what our sensors record and how we envision the subjects of our photographs. This may or may not be what we actually saw—if we remember it! There are many...