Sense of Place

Presenting people in ways that highlight their environment can make a photograph powerful.

Ndebeli woman, South Africa

Place people in their work environments. This woman is almost lost in the geometry of the artwork she has created. Color is the key to the success of this image; the subject is wearing rings of neck-stretching metal coils and a traditional beaded ceremonial wedding gown that mirrors the primary colors of her hand-painted home.

Cuna woman, San Blas Islands, Panama

This woman peers out from a triangular setting framed by her striking mola appliques.