The art historian, Geoffrey Batchen, in writing about photography, said that one of the missions of photography is to represent and memorialize.
These pictures could not be taken today. In the past couple of decades the landscapes and cultures have changed.
It is my hope that these images will provide a record of lost moments of culture.
These fields are no longer being cultivated. Some of these pictures are a “last look” at much that stands for cultural identity around the world.
The beautiful and sublime is going to disappear. It has already.
It is more common to see a baseball hat and a Chicago Bulls jersey than traditional clothing in nearly every place I travel.