For Two Thousand Years

Did you know that Maya women have been weaving for over two thousand years?  Weaving was considered an art form among high ranking ancient Maya women. In the early 1500’s when Spanish conquistadores arrived, they encountered incredibly beautiful weavings.  There have been many changes in types of threads and designs over the centuries, but the …

PROGRESS TOWARDS ENDING FGM IN SAMBURU, KENYA (Female Genital Mutilation)

I just returned from Kenya, Africa. While there, I visited several Maasai villages to photograph and interview the women.   One of the villages that I visited in Samburu has an active project to educate young girls in the health issues of the practice of female genital mutilation, which has been a cultural practice for many …

WOMEN’S RIGHTS IN CUBA

I just returned from a photographic trip to Cuba. It is very evident that rebuilding of structures in Havana is taking place. I observed a great deal of reconstruction. Having said that, Havana has a long way to go to upgrade it’s infrastructure. Many decades have passed since the buildings have been attended to. I had …