Archive for Ralph Waldo Emerson

Power of Two

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 30, 2014 by stevemccurry
Two are better than one,
because they have a good return for their work.
If one falls down, his friend can help him up.
- Ecclesiastes 4

INDIA-11482Jodhpur, India

DSC_6015, Turkish Tourism, Turkey, 2013. Couple walking on the street.Istanbul, Turkey

CHINA-10223Shanghai, China

One’s not half of two;
two are halves of one.
- e.e. cummings

AFGHN-12678Afghanistan

FRANCE-10056, Lourdes, France, 1988Lourdes, France

Grow old along with me
The best is yet to be, the last of life,
for which the first was made.
Our times are in his hand who saith,
A whole I planned, youth shows but half;
Trust God: See all, not be afraid!
- Robert Browning

MACEDONIA-10004Macedonia

SPAIN-10051 (1)Spain

TIBET-10983Tibet

The couple is time recaptured,
the return to the time before time.

- Octavio Paz, Nobel Laureate in Literature

ITALY-10485Italy

 

CAMBODIA-10304Cambodia

CHINA-10231 (1)Hong Kong, China

FIJI-10013Fiji

AFGHN-13988Kabul, Afghanistan

YEMEN-10061, Yemen, 1997Yemen

TIBET-10100NF3Tibet

Brothers and sisters are as close as hands and feet.
– Vietnamese Proverb

YEMEN-10065NFYemen

Words are easy, like the wind;
Faithful friends are hard to find.

– William Shakespeare

ETHIOPIA-10287Ethiopia

00734_10, Afghanistan, Hazara People, July, 07/2006, AFGHN-13082Afghanistan

DSC_4537, Deep South, 04/2014 Retouched by Ekaterina Savtsova 04/13/2014United States

01428_18_esIndia

ETHIOPIA-10160NF2Ethiopia

The glory of friendship is not the outstretched hand,
not the kindly smile,
nor the joy of companionship.
It is the spiritual inspiration

that comes to one when you discover that someone else
believes in you and is willing to trust you with a friendship.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

BRAZIL-10065Brazil

In the arithmetic of love, one plus one equals everything, and two minus one equals nothing.
- Mignon McLaughlin

UGANDA-10002 (1)Uganda

Love always protects, always trusts,
always hopes, always perseveres.
–  Corinthians 13

 TIBET-10119Tibet

EXHIBITIONS

Brucie Collections
Kiev, Ukraine
May 14 – August 17, 2014

Alessandro Del Piero Gallery
Torino, Italy
May 16 – August 31, 2014

Festival La Gacilly
La Gacilly, France
May 31 – September 30, 2014

Théâtre de la Photography et de l’Image
Nice, France
June 27 – September 28, 2014

Loukla & Michael Zampelas Art Museum
Kaimakli, Nicosia, Cyprus
August 5 – September 30, 2014

Leica Gallery
Salzburg, Austria
August 7 – September 27, 2014

The Anna Lamar Switzer Gallery,
Pensacola State College
Pensacola, FL
August 18 – December 12, 2014

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Eye Witness

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on July 15, 2014 by stevemccurry

 Eyes speak a universal language, and no
interpreter is needed.

SAM_5899, Rajasthan, India, 2009, INDIA-11532India

Where words are restrained,
the eyes often talk a great deal.

- Samuel Richardson

ITALY-10427NF2Italy

Her eyes are homes of silent prayers.
- Lord Alfred Tennyson

YEMEN-10004NFYemen

Eyes are more accurate witnesses than ears.
- Heraclitus of Ephesus, 535 – c. 475 BCE

AFGHN-10242Afghanistan

 

ETHIOPIA-10328NF3Ethiopia

The countenance is the portrait of the soul,
and the eyes mark its intentions.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero, 106 – 43 BCE

01803_02_es_blogAfghanistan

The eyes indicate the antiquity of the soul.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Dire, Mali, 1986, MALI-10003NFPORTRAITS_bookMali

TIBET-10067Tibet

The face is the mirror of the mind,
and eyes without speaking confess the secrets of the heart.

- St. Jerome

Los Angeles, California, USA, 1991, USA-10023Portraits_BookPORTRAITS_BookUnited States

The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes,
but in having 
new eyes.
- Marcel Proust

NIGER-10004Mali

There is a road from the eye to heart that does not go through the intellect.
- G. K. Chesterton

USA-10915United States

PAKISTAN-10002Pakistan

INDIA-11034India

From women’s eyes this doctrine I derive:
They sparkle still the right Promethean fire;
They are the books, the arts, the academes,
That show, contain and nourish all the world.
 William Shakespeare, Love’s Labour’s Lost

TIBET-10069 (1)Tibet

 INDIA-10209 India

ETHIOPIA-10235 (1)Ethiopia

TIBET-10658 (1)Tibet

For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others.
– Audrey Hepburn

INDIA-10207India

 

Exhibition

Alessandro Del Piero Gallery
Torino, Italy
May 16 August 31, 2014

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Photograph by Biba Giachetti
 

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To Change the World

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 10, 2013 by stevemccurry

Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use
to change the world.

- Nelson Mandela

DSC_9015_kdEthiopia

AFGHN-13707 (2)Afghanistan

The mind is not a vessel to be filled, but a fire to be kindled.
- Plutarch

BURMA-10168 (1)Burma

There is divine beauty in learning …
- Elie Wiesel

Kegalla, Sri Lanka, 1995Sri Lanka

DSC_0749_kd (1)Omo Valley, Ethiopia

All I have learned, I learned from books.
– Abraham Lincoln

TANZANIA-10061Tanzania

Learning is not attained by chance;
it must be sought for with
ardor and attended to with diligence.
- Abigail Adams

KASHMIR-10138Kashmir

We think of the effective teachers we have had over the years
with a sense of recognition, but those who have touched our humanity
we remember with a deep sense of gratitude.
-unknown

FRANCE-10040France

 The secret in education lies in respecting the student.
Ralph Waldo Emerson 

MALI-10028NF Mali

AFGHN-12151Afghanistan

TIBET-10573NF2Kandze, Tibet

Only the educated are free.
– Epictetus

LEBANON-10064_newLebanon

Teaching might even be the greatest of the arts since the
medium is the human mind and spirit.
- John Steinbeck

SRILANKA-10065Sri Lanka

FIJI-10020Fiji

UNITED_ARAB_EMIRATES-10005Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

My real education, the superstructure, the details, the true architecture,
I got out of the library. For an impoverished child whose family could
not afford to buy books, the library was the open door to wonder and
achievement, and I can never be sufficiently grateful that I had the wit to
charge through that door and make the most of it
- Isaac Asimov

AFGHN-13831 (1)Bamiyan, Afghanistan

PAKISTAN-10075Baluchistan, Pakistan

I believe in libraries because most students don’t have any money.
When I graduated from high school, it was during the Depression and we had no money.
I couldn’t go to college, so I went to the library three days a week for 10 years.
- Ray Bradbury

INDIA-12155 (2)India

The love of learning, the sequestered nooks,
And all the sweet serenity of books.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

BURMA-10573Burma

INDIA-10840Ladakh, India

AFGHN-10122_blogAfghanistan

YUGOSLAVIA-10085_JMBosnia

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When Things Come Alive

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , on June 27, 2013 by stevemccurry

Night
when words fade and things come alive.
When the destructive analysis of day is done, and
all that is truly important becomes whole and sound again.
When man reassembles his fragmentary self and grows with the calm of a tree.
- Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

00081_15, New York, New York, USA, USA-10032NFOverlooking Washington Square Park, New York, United States

 

BRAZIL-10049Brazil

I often think that the night is more alive and more richly colored than the day.
- Vincent Van Gogh

USA-10164_newLos Angeles, United States

ITALY-10450NF3Umbria, Italy

And the night shall be filled with music,
And the cares, that infest the day,
Shall fold their tents
and silently steal away
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

CAMBODIA-10489Cambodia

FIJI-10011NF2Fiji

TIBET-10412Tibet

CHINA-10026_newHong Kong

The man who has seen the rising moon break out of the clouds
at midnight has been present like an archangel at the
creation of light and of the world
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

CHINA-10171Hong Kong

USA-10086New York, United States

INDIA-10237NF3Mumbai, India

Most glorious night!
Thou wert not sent for slumber!
- Lord Byron

01052_ 023India

To me at least was never evening yet
But seemed far beautifuller than its day.
- Robert Browning, The Ring and the Book

INDIA-10605Rambagh Palace Hotel, Jaipur, India

INDIA-10312NF, Taj Mahal, Agra, India, 1996,Agra, India

Day, like a weary pilgrim, had reached the western gate of heaven, and
Evening stooped down to unloose the latchets of his sandal shoon.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

USA-10294Grand Central Terminal, New York, United States

What hath night to do with sleep?
-  John Milton, Paradise Lost

JAPAN-10134Japan

Learn to reverence night and to put away the vulgar fear of it,
for, with the banishment of night from the experience of man,
there vanishes as well a religious emotion,
a poetic mood, which gives depth to the adventure of humanity.
- Henry Beston

INDIA-12125India

BURMA-10624Burma

MALI-10033Mali

ITALY-10018NF5, Camino, Italy, 09/2004 final print_MACROItaly

The night walked down the sky with the moon in her hand.
- Frederick L. Knowles

YUGOSLAVIA-10060Slovenia


Some praise the Lord for Light,
The living spark;
I thank God for the Night
The healing dark.
– Robert W. Service

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Eloquence of the Eye

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , on March 4, 2013 by stevemccurry

The soul has an interpreter – often an unconscious but still a faithful interpreter – in the eye.
- Charlotte Bronte

YEMEN-10004NF

Sanaa, Yemen

The eyes have one language everywhere.
- Proverb

INDIA-11837

India

 

PAKISTAN-10029

Peshawar, Pakistan

The eye is the jewel of the body.
- Henry David Thoreau

AFGRL-10001

Peshawar, Pakistan

Almost nothing need be said when you have eyes.
 – Tarjei Vesaas, Norwegian Poet

ETHIOPIA-10082NF2

Omo Valley, Ethiopia

The eye through which I see God is the same eye through which God sees me;
my eye and God’s eye are one eye, one seeing, one knowing, one love.
- Meister Eckhart,  1259 – 1327

AFGHN-10242

Girl in Kandahar orphanage, Afghanistan

These eyes tell the stories of children around the world.
They speak of war, deprivation, and loss.

INDIA-11525

Rajasthan, India

 

ITALY-10427NF2

Umbria, Italy

From women’s eyes this doctrine I derive:
They sparkle still the right Promethean fire;
They are the books, the arts, the academes,
That show, contain and nourish all the world.
-  William Shakespeare, Love’s Labour’s Lost

INDIA-11034

Rajasthan, India

The eyes indicate the antiquity of the soul.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

INDIA-11025

Rajasthan, India

There is a road from the eye to heart that does not go through the intellect.
- G. K. Chesterton

TIBET-10009

Lhasa, Tibet

 

AFGHN-10222

Nuristan Province, Afghanistan

The eyes speak of things we dare not say.

Boy covered in red powder participates in the Festival of Ganesh Chaturthi, marking the birthday of the elephant headed deity Lord Ganesh, son of Lord Shiva and Parvati, and one of Hinduism's most popular deities. Praying to Ganesh during the festival is

India

 

BURMA-10069

Bagan, Burma

 

CAMBODIA-10180

Cambodia

 

PAKISTAN-10002

Pakistan

The eye sees only what the mind is prepared to comprehend.
-Henri Bergson

NIGER-10004

Niger

The eyes are the most powerful social signalers that we have and hence are
sometimes called the windows of the soul.
- Glen Wilson

INDIA-11532

India

The countenance is the portrait of the soul, and the eyes mark its intentions.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero, 106 – 43 BCE

KASHMIR-10057

Srinagar, Kashmir

Eyes are more accurate witnesses than ears.
- Heraclitus of Ephesus, 535 – c. 475 BCE

BURMA-10141NF2

Yangon, Burma

 

MALAYSIA-10014

United States

 

FRANCE-10058NF

Lourdes, France

Could a greater miracle take place than for us to
look through each other’s eyes for an instant?
- Henry David Thoreau

LATIN_AMERICA-10002

Colombia

Eyes have their own universal language, and no
interpreter is needed.

PAKISTAN-10004

Afghan refugee in Baluchistan, Pakistan

 

MALI-10021NF

Mali

The eyes can do a thousand things that fingers can not.
- Persian Proverb

AFGHN-12845ns

Afghanistan

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MALI-10028NF3

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Power of Play

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 29, 2013 by stevemccurry
ETHIOPIA-10152

Ethiopia

It is a happy talent to know how to play.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

FIJI-10001

Fiji

Creative people are curious, flexible, persistent, and independent with a
tremendous spirit of adventure and a love of play.
- Henri Matisse

TIBET-11024

Tibet

The true object of all human life is play.
- G. K. Chesterton

CHINA-10140

China

 

AFGHN-10195

Afghanistan

 

INDIA-11305

India

 

CAMBODIA-10118

Cambodia

Men do not quit playing because they grow old;
they grow old because they quit playing.

– Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

TIBET-10799

Tibet

 

INDIA-10801

India

Play is the exultation of the possible.
- Martin Buber

INDIA-10749

India

A child loves his play, not because it’s easy,
but because it’s hard.
- Benjamin Spock

MAURITANIA-10015NF2

Mauritania

People tend to forget that play is serious.
- David Hockney

AFGHN-12441

Afghanistan

 

INDIA-10717

India

In play a child always behaves beyond his average age, above his daily behavior.
In play it is as though he were a head taller than himself.
- Lev Vygotsky

BURMA-10278

Burma

When children pretend, they’re using their imaginations to
move beyond the bounds of reality.

A stick can be a magic wand. A sock can be a puppet.
A small child can be a superhero.
- Fred Rogers

ETHIOPIA-10048

Ethiopia

 

INDIA-10621

India

 

MALI-10010NF

Mali

Ritual grew up in sacred play; poetry was born in play and nourished on play;
music and dancing were pure play….
We have to conclude, therefore,

that civilization is, in its earliest phases, played…
- Johan Huizinga

AUSTRALIA-10008

Australia

 

BURMA-10206

Burma

Play is our brain’s favorite way of learning.
- Diane Ackerman 

ETHIOPIA-10179

Ethiopia

 

00253_10, YEMEN-10058NF, Yemen, 1997

Yemen

Play, while it cannot change the external realities of children’s lives,
can be a vehicle for children to explore and enjoy their differences and similarities,
and to create, even for a brief time, a more just world
where everyone is an equal and valued participant.
- Patricia G. Ramsey

INDIA-11310

India

INDIA-10727

India

Play is the highest form of research.
- attributed to Albert Einstein

INDIA-10625

India

 

_SM15729_adj, Cuba, 2010, CUBA-00004

Cuba

Sometimes you have to drop the rake and play in the leaves.
- Douglas V’Soske

BURMA-10280; Mandalay; Burma; 02/2011final print_MACRO

Burma

 

Varanasi, India, 2010

India

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On the Road

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , on January 22, 2013 by stevemccurry
BRAZIL-10062

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Our battered suitcases were piled on the sidewalk again;
we had longer ways to go. But no matter, the road is life.
- Jack Kerouac

TANZANIA-10025

Tanzania

Roads are a record of those who have gone before.
 Rebecca Solnit, Wanderlust: A History of Walking

ITALY-10479

Umbria, Italy

The road is home.
-  Unknown

INDIA-10379

India

 

INDIA-11723NF2

India

The way was long and weary,
But gallantly they strode …
Along the heavy road.
- George Robert Sims

JAPAN-10072

Kesennuma, Japan

 

ETHIOPIA-10048

Omo Valley, Ethiopia

A path is a prior interpretation of the best way to traverse a landscape.
– Rebecca Solnit, Wanderlust: A History of Walking

TANZANIA-10022

Tanzania

Not I, nor anyone else can travel that road for you.
You must travel it by yourself.
It is not far. It is within reach.
Perhaps you have been on it since you were born, and did not know.
Perhaps it is everywhere – on water and land.
- Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass

JAPAN-10167NF

Kyoto, Japan

The magic of the street is the mingling of the errand and the epiphany.
-  Rebecca Solnit, Wanderlust: A History of Walking

FIJI-10010

Fiji

If one were given a single window from which to look upon the changing

Eastern world, it should face, I think, the road.
– Freya Stark, East Is West

_2SM9314

Karelia, Russia

The Road goes ever on and on
Down from the door where it began.
Now far ahead the Road has gone,
And I must follow, if I can,
Pursuing it with eager feet,
Until it joins some larger way
Where many paths and errands meet.
And whither then? I cannot say”
-  J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

ETHIOPIA-10059

Omo Valley, Ethiopia

 

RUSSIA-10069NF

Russia

 

ETHIOPIA-10114

Ethiopia

 

MALI-10066

Mali

To finish the moment, to find the journey’s end in every step of the road,
to live the greatest number of good hours, is wisdom.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

TIBET-10115NFns

Xiahe, Tibet

 

AFGHN-10037

Herat, Afghanistan

Some roads aren’t meant to be travelled alone.
- Proverb

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