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April 21, 2015

Looking forward to exhibiting some of my photography from Namibia at Boston Children’s Hospital ‘s International Gallery.

Boston Campus from Feb 8 – May 31

Waltham Campus from June 1 – Sept 30

I visited the village of Omarumba in the Northern Namibia, where the Himba people allow outsiders to see their traditional way of life. The Himba are ancient people who have had very little contact with the outside world. They are famous for the orange butter the woman use on their hair and skin called “otjize”.

During my travels in Namibia I also had the pleasure of photographing inside the Namib-Naukluft Park. The most interesting area of the Park for me was Deadvlei. Deadvlei is a white clay pan that is like a graveyard for trees, and for a place devoid of life, it’s quite beautiful. DeadVlei or Dead Vlei, its name means “dead marsh” Dead Vlei has been claimed to be surrounded by the highest sand dunes in the world, reaching 1,312 feet high. A river once brought water to Deadvlei, but when the climate changed the river dried up and Deadvlei has been an arid, lifeless place ever since. Tree skeletons scorched by the sun stand among desiccated land. Some species of plants still do grow, but for the most part Deadvlei is an eerily beautiful and deserted place you have to see to believe.

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