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My Photo Essay "Incarnate Deities" on the Theyyam Tradition is on Maptia. Take A Look...Scroll Down To Pass Judgement...Share If You Like It #India   #religion   #colorphotography   #worldphotography   #travelphotography   #travel  
A story on Maptia by Tewfic El-Sawy (telsawy) — The term Theyyam is derived from the Malayalam “daivam”, or deity. It is a religious event practised only in North Kerala, observed by its rural inhabitants, and follows a cult consisting of several thousand-year-old traditions, rituals, and customs.
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to insert it into my projects list =)
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I Uploaded The Disciples Photo Essay Unto Exposure...Large Sized Photographs...It's A Gorgeous Platform For Narrative/Visual Storytelling. Check It Out.
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POV: The Disciples of Mehboob-Ilahi
The Disciples of Mehboob-Ilahi is a gallery of monochrome candid photographs made at the shrine of a Sufi saint. It's of my favorite street photography haunts in Delhi is the area known as Nizzam Uddin (West) where... #xpro1   #photography   #monochrome   #monochromeworld  #India #sufism
Photo © Tewfic El-Sawy-All Rights Reserved The Disciples of Mehboob-Ilahi is a gallery of monochrome candid photographs made at the shrine of a Sufi saint. It's of my favorite street photography haunts in Delhi is the area kn...
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Thank you +mamo delpero you're right. Just imbibing the sense of the place is wonderful..
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POV: The Pehlwani | The Kushti Wrestlers
Photo © Tewfic El-Sawy-All Rights Reserved Photo © Tewfic El-Sawy-All Rights Reserved One of the scheduled photo shoots during my recent The Sacred Cities: Varanasi & Vrindavan Photo Expedition-Workshop was at an akhara , which is a Sanskrit word meaning tr...
Photo © Tewfic El-Sawy-All Rights Reserved Photo © Tewfic El-Sawy-All Rights Reserved One of the scheduled photo shoots during my recent The Sacred Cities: Varanasi & Vrindavan Photo Expedition-Workshop was at an akhara, whic...
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Thaipusam | Yeo Kai Wen
Here's an interesting and compelling photo essay on Thaipusam, the Hindu festival celebrated mostly by the Tamil community during January or February. It's mainly observed in countries where there is a significant presence of Tamil community such as India, ...
Here's an interesting and compelling photo essay on Thaipusam, the Hindu festival celebrated mostly by the Tamil community during January or February. It's mainly observed in countries where there is a significant presence of...
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Simple Effective & Gorgeous Portraiture of Ethnic Minorities...An Antidote To The Recent Wave of Staged And Overly Produced Work of Similar Provenance...Recommended.
Alessandra Meniconzi, a friend and herself a fabulous photographer, introduced me to the photography of Patrick de Wilde...whose work she liked very much, and one whose type of photography counterbalanced the recent commercia...
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POV: Daily Mail & Captions
Photo © Eric Lafforgue-Screen Gra: Daily Mail The work of the highly respected Eric Lafforgue has recently been featured by the Daily Mail, a British daily tabloid newspaper and the second biggest-selling daily newspaper after the infamous The Sun. One of E...
Photo © Eric Lafforgue-Screen Gra: Daily Mail The work of the highly respected Eric Lafforgue has recently been featured by the Daily Mail, a British daily tabloid newspaper and the second biggest-selling daily newspaper afte...
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thank you very much +Dave T 
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Matilda Temperley | Omo Valley
A few years ago,   Matilda Temperley  traveled to Ethiopia's Omo Valley with a portable studio to, as she says it, to " isolate the subjects from their surroundings, extracting the individual from his or her contextual backgrounds so as to bring their gaze,...
A few years ago,  Matilda Temperley traveled to Ethiopia's Omo Valley with a portable studio to, as she says it, to "isolate the subjects from their surroundings, extracting the individual from his or her contextual backgroun...
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The world gets smaller every day - it's good to be able to see how these different cultures were before rapid change impacted on them.
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An old tradition of wrestling dating from the days of the Mughal Empire may come to an end.

http://thetravelphotographer.blogspot.com/2014/04/pov-pehlwani-kushti-wrestlers.html #india   #monochrome   #monochromeworld   #wrestling   #portraits   #blackandwhitephotography  
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Wonderful work Tewfic.
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Ramblings On A Favorite Photograph...The Elderly Widow vs The Pretty Lady.
Photo © Tewfic El-Sawy-All Rights Reserved It's not often that I stage a photograph, and that it also becomes one of my favorites. But it's exactly what happened during my just completed The Sacred Cities: Varanasi & Vrindava...
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fantastic scene...
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Based in New York City, I am a freelance photographer specializing in documenting endangered cultures and traditional life ways of Asia, Latin America and Africa. My images, articles and photo features were published in various magazines, and my travel photographs were featured by some of the largest adventure travel companies in the United States and Great Britain, as well as in multinational corporations' art collections. My photographs have been acquired by the Standard Chartered’ Bank's permanent art collection.

I also organize and lead photo expeditions and workshops for photographers who share my enthusiasm for unusual cultures, uncommon locations and lesser known festivals.

All material on The Travel Photographer Blog is © 2007-2014 Tewfic El-Sawy unless stated.
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