Stories

by Fran Markover '71

 

In Gabon, when the grandmothers speak, the president listens. . . .
     —Bernadette Rebienot, Bwiti elder, grandmother of 23

In the Black Hills, on the back page of the Nation
The International Council of 13 Indigenous Grandmothers
gathers from each direction of grief...

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by Kathryn Cooper '06

The outdoors is one of my favorite things to photograph, and when I was in Italy not long ago, I saw this opportunity and had time to snap just one shot. While on the serpentine roads of the Amalfi coast, our bus came to a stop and I saw the beautiful composition for a picture. I hesitated, then reached into my camera bag and took this picture by framing half...

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by Steve Hill '03

It is the last week of July, and on CNN there is video footage showing thousands of Israelites and Jews from countries around the world making a pilgrimage to the Western Wall. The wall itself is stunning: ancient, desert in color, with small specimens of flora creeping out from the cracks in the...

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by Jamie DeGregory Holaday '03

As we drive east through Togo in West Africa, leaving the capital behind, the countryside opens up. Vast coastal plains are tempered with towering mango trees hugging the road. Here and there the beginnings of buildings, or perhaps their ends, stand abandoned. The footprints of the buildings are outlined by...

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by Joe Palmieri '53

I won a Nikon SLR in a sales contest in 1973. Although I have been taking photos since high school days, I really got into "shooting" with the prize Nikon. I shot the photo of my son and his dog at about 6:30 a.m. at Deep Creek Lake in far western Maryland. The fog was just beginning to lift, the day was quiet. I did not think that anything would...

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