Featured: Montenegro, Colombia

Photo of the day. An old favorite of mine. Thinking about the more optimistic side of life in rural Latin America, where honest, hard-workers are to be found busily going about life even when most awareness is focused on the politics of the day. There are plenty of folks covering the madness.

I, for one, prefer to turn my camera away from all that and toward the mundane stories of hope and constructive lives.

  Coffee growers work the field picking beans at a farm near Montenegro, Colombia. 2001    Photo by Eduardo Rubiano

Coffee growers work the field picking beans at a farm near Montenegro, Colombia. 2001

Photo by Eduardo Rubiano

Featured: Cuba 2001

Raul Castro has announced that he will step down from the presidency of Cuba after his new term of five years expires in 2018. What the future holds for the country remains to be seen.
 Elements of Cuban life come into play at Plaza Vieja. Havana, Cuba. 2001   Buy a print

Elements of Cuban life come into play at Plaza Vieja. Havana, Cuba. 2001

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Featured: On This Day

February 25, 1986. Celebrating the restoration of democracy in the Philippines following the Yellow Revolution. What is the legacy of those events and how have the lives of the many peoples in rural parts of the islands changed?

 A child member of the Ati People, photographed during a  Genographic Project  expedition. Iloilo, Philippines. 2008  Photo © Eduardo Rubiano / National Geographic

A child member of the Ati People, photographed during a Genographic Project expedition. Iloilo, Philippines. 2008

Photo © Eduardo Rubiano / National Geographic

Featured: On This Day

On this day in 1849, US President Polk became the first to be photographed. Here is a small photographic thought on the matter.

 Inside the National Museum of American History on the day Barack Obama was inaugurated president of the United States.   Buy a print

Inside the National Museum of American History on the day Barack Obama was inaugurated president of the United States.

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