Your Week on ViewFind: February 19, 2016
This week on ViewFind, a photo editor reflects on a harrowing story, the Himba keep their culture alive, the women of Laos take back their land, and indigenous wrestlers enter the ring in Bolivia.
Almost 17 years ago, Rocky Mountain News Photo Director Janet Reeves was sitting in a morning news meeting when a city desk editor burst in through the door. “She said, ‘There’s been a school shooting’ and, we didn’t have to tell anyone — our photographers just raced out the door,” Reeves recalled in an interview with ViewFind.
by Jeremy Lock
Namibia’s Namib Desert is an effortlessly beautiful landscape that shows its age with ancient scars carved into the earth. Unique shapes and patterns form over great lengths of time as the winds transform, shape and move this majestic landscape. The Himba are indigenous peoples that match the beautiful terrain in which they live.
by Tessa Bunney
Pheng’s husband didn’t know his next step would be his last. While out foraging for food for his wife and their five children, he stepped on one of the millions of tons of unexploded ordnance (UXO) dropped on Laos by the United States during the Vietnam War.
by Eduardo Leal
Every Sunday afternoon in El Alto, a city in western Bolivia, hundreds of locals and tourists wait at the door of the 12th October Sports Complex to see the next women’s wrestling match. The fights are a duel between indigenous women known as “cholitas,” renowned for wearing unique outfits, braided hair under a bowler hat, and a pollera, the Spanish term for a brightly colored, layered skirt.
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Originally published at us12.campaign-archive2.com.