Eskimo Poem: Heaven and Hell

When we finally die,
we know so little about what happens later.
But people who dream
They often see the dead as they appear
as...

Eskimos: Hunger

You, stranger, you who see us only happy and carefree
If only you knew the horrors we often had to endure
you would understand our love...

Explore: Weddings

A group of couples in Taiwan, a Zulu king and Swazi princess in South Africa, a priest and child bride in Ethiopia—National Geographic has been...

How I Won US Green Card Lottery

Last year I applied for the annual US diversity immigrant visa program, commonly known as US Green Card Lottery or American Diversity Lottery. And I...

Kalmyk Community in Belgrade

The description of the life of a social group that disintegrated decades ago and then disappeared almost without a trace is linked, no doubt, to...

New York, alone

New York, alone: Since the last few years, I am often traveling alone - new city, camera and several books. In October 2014 I happened to be in New...

Passamaquoddy Indians: Stars

Because we are stars. Because we sing. Because we sing with light. Because we are birds that give birth to flames. Because we spread our wings...

The Happiest Man in New York

New York, summer 2011. I was about to have a beer with a friend after work. While I was resting my weary legs in the metro, a guy with a guitar got...

The Statue of Liberty in Paris

In science fiction filmdom, the destruction of the Statue of Liberty is merely a sign that the carnage is chugging along at a steady tack. But...