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June 1994

THE GRAND CANYON

I visited the Grand Canyon in August 2003. It is actually a most difficult place to shoot pictures. The sheer magnitude of the canyon, the ever changing light and weather actually create complex problems for shooting. This blog photo, which I did not take but I wish I had, is just about as perfect a photo of the canyon as anyone has a reasonable chance of taking. “Grand Canyon“; Arizona (June 1994). If you look closely you can see what appear to be two eagles circling in the sky in the middle of the photo.

FEEDING THE PALESTINIAN CHILDREN

We present this issue from a humanitarian viewpoint not a political one. There are people living in similar or even much worse conditions in other parts of the world. We have been most fortunate to be able to show these images taken by Mohamed el-Saife who is a resident and talented photojournalist living in Gaza. If anything, DPI’s guiding principle remains toleration. It is through images such as these whether they be in Syria, Bangladesh, Dafur, Somalia, in this case the Gaza Strip or any area where conflict prevents the supply of basic necessities of life that you will observe scenes like these.

Christmas - 1966

CHRISTMAS

He was my friend, Alan Parry. “Christmas – 1966“; South Vietnam (December 12, 1966). He served as a LRRP (Long Range Reconnaissance Patrol), a sniper in Cambodia. Alan took his own life when he returned to the United States. Honor and remember our servicemen and servicewomen far from home today and every day.

The Infrared Thermometer

THE INFRARED THERMOMETER

A now iconic image symbolic of the COVID19 pandemic has become the infrared thermometer. I must admit that I had incorrectly assumed that they were only available to medical professionals. That is until my son bought me one as a present at a local store. I can just see it now. You meet a stranger and say, “Hi, my name is …. Please just hold still for a moment.” Then you whip out your infrared thermometer and zap his forehead. “O. K., thank you, now we can talk”. We could all carry one in a devised holster like in the Old West. Bizarre, perhaps, as if from some science fiction movie, but if you really want to be sure when you meet a stranger, what the heck!