Re­flec­tions On The Last Ten Years

Wild Fibers 10th Anniversary - - Features - Pho­tos By Linda N. Cor­tright

A photo es­say of a few pre­cious (and in fo­cus) mo­ments from the past 10 years.

Ten years of in­ter­na­tional travel has pro­duced

more than 50,000 im­ages. Since I am not a pho-

tog­ra­pher, it is safe to as­sume that less than 10%

of them are ac­tu­ally in fo­cus.

Un­like true pho­tog­ra­phers who painstak­ingly wait

for the per­fect light, the per­fect an­gle, and the

per­fect sub­ject in or­der to cre­ate the

I have re­lied on luck.



The im­ages se­lected for this is­sue rep­re­sent some

of my per­sonal fa­vorites com­bined with a huge

help­ing of luck.

Ti­betan woman in Yushu, China.

Monk look­ing out from the en­trance to Leh Tem­ple, Lad­kah, In­dia.

Above: Cashmere buck in Chang­tang re­gion, Ladakh, In­dia. (Photo by Don Moore) Be­low: Three musk ox ba­bies, un­doubt­edly up to no good.

Pak­istani wA oy­mouann ga tgSi­ral notna TFae­qFuoil­lke AIs­rl­taFneds tsip­vianl,nSi­nagn taacFryel,i cN eyawr nMienx­tioc ofi.ner thread for weav­ing.

Kazakh cashmere goat farmer. His ex­pres­sion only hints at the years of suf­fer­ing that pre­ceded his re­turn from Urum­chi, China, to north­ern Kaza­khstan.

Above: Woman sell­ing flat bread at Bara­holka; Cen­tral Asia’s largest out­door mar­ket lo­cated out­side of Al­maty, Kaza­khstan.

Be­low: My Kazakh farmer pro­poses mar­riage by of­fer­ing me 200 cashmere goats. I think about it...

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