Archive for September 2018

Open letter to photographers

A huge group of photographers in Mu Cang Chai lining up with their tripods

After spending the last couple of years talking about the Ethics of Travel photography and trying to spread the word about said ethics, I feel the task is getting more difficult on a daily basis. When travelling around Asia, l have increasingly witnessed actions by some photographers that left me with a bad taste in…

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North Vietnam photography tour 2018 wrap up

A panorama photo of the rice fields of Mu Cang Chai at sunset, taken during a photography tour with Pics of Asia

Another month of September, another month spent exploring Northern Vietnam and its endless rice terraces. Given that last year’s photography tour was almost perfect, there were only a few minor changes to this year’s itinerary. What I had in mind, though, was to spend more time in the tea plantations between Sapa and Mu Cang…

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Discovering the lost city of Keshit

the old houses and the fort of the ancient city of Keshit in Iran

This is a story that I never saw coming. The best moment I personally experienced last year during my usual trips through Asia. I wasn’t even looking for anything. But there it appeared before me. The lost city of Keshit.   It was my second trip to Iran and this time my goal was to…

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