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Happy 10th of September, Belize!

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Today is St. George’s Caye Day, a public holiday in Belize. You might remember my prior blog posts and many photographs about the month-long September Celebrations, leading up to Independence on September 21.

The events are in full swing, continuing with Carnival in Belize City this weekend. You can view the full calendar here, countrywide.

Happy 10th of September to all Belizeans!

 

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Postcard of the Week: A Martinican Yoleur

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If you’ve been a reader of my blog for some time, you might remember an old, brief post of mine about “The Female Photographer Advantage” in the Caribbean. I was a budding travel photographer on my first big break: an editorial and web shoot for the Grenada Tourist Board.

Of course, I prefer to get to know my subjects to extract the most natural and striking portrait possible. But when time is short, or I’m traveling with a group and the pace is hectic–like at major festivals–I remain thankful for the ability to stand out in a sea of male journalists and photographers. And for rarely having to actually ask for a portrait–the nod of approval is almost immediate, unspoken or told with a smile.

Captured last week, this portrait of a Martinican Yoleur (who sails a traditional Yole boat) came about after I spent a few minutes–while waiting on my lunch to >> Continue reading »

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