Phil Borges: Photographs of People of Indigenous Cultures
August 2, 2003 2:31 AM   Subscribe

Phil Borges: Photographs of People of Indigenous Cultures. A set of online exhibits. Take a look at Enduring Spirit: photography of tribal peoples, from North America, Peru, Kenya, Tibet, Ethiopia and other places. More photographs online : Tibetan Portrait, the Living Link.
posted by plep (4 comments total)
Cool idea to read the snapshots of their lives along with that of their image.
posted by stbalbach at 7:30 AM on August 2, 2003

I agree, stbalbach, and in fact I think the photos would be almost pointless without the biographical bits. I'm not so impressed with most of the portraits themselves; The color-on-BW gimmick is distracting and most of them feel like advertisements rather than good portraits. But it was really neat to read about the people in the pictures.
posted by boredomjockey at 9:40 AM on August 2, 2003

i don't mind the color-on-BW 'gimmick' at all: i think they're fantastic photographs. OTOH, what bothers me is the annoyingly huge animated gif on the homepage (if you're going to do something like that, flash is easier and smaller). also, for some reason, the top navigation is a nightmare doesn't work at all (i'm on PC 2000 using mozilla, 1.2.1).
posted by poopy at 12:51 PM on August 2, 2003

Beautiful, plep - thanks! This guy has devoted 25 years to documenting indigenous cultures and threatened environments before they slip from our grasp. This is only one of his many projects, all worth exploring. I found Enduring Spirit, a project for Amnesty International, very moving.
posted by madamjujujive at 8:29 AM on August 3, 2003

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