Karen K Redding Ph.D.

Photography

Karen Redding Photography

On the ground. Human being to human being. The camera lens serves not as a separator, but a connector. In my travels through humanity I strive to capture the true nature of the human spirit as seen in tribal peoples all over the world.

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Bhutan

This 76 yo man, Dolay, lives in Paro, in the western area of Bhutan.  He is a farmer by profession and one of the farmers who helped in the rebuilding of Tiger’s Nest, a sacred Himalayan site, after it burned down in the late 1990’s.    Dolay has fathered 9 children, which in the tradition […]

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Kenya

In a recent trip to Kenya, I met Jackson, a staff person at a Safari Camp, and Masai Warrior who embodied warmth and receptivity. Jackson shared glimpses of his life story: leaving home at an early age; living in the bush with other young boys; killing a lion (with the assistance of his peers); and […]

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India, Morocco, Myanmar

The elder women of the Lay Tu tribes who live off of the Lemro River in Myanmar are known for their facial tattoos. This 75 year-old woman, Daw Ma Nu was quite receptive and warm towards me.

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Ethiopia

The holy city of Lalibela in northern Ethiopia is considered to be the 8th wonder of the World. Many pilgrims travel here to visit the 11 monolithic churches that were carved from rock in the early 13th century.

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Cuba, Ecuador & Panama

Cuban musicians play their instruments freely on the street, both alone in groups. This trumpet player and I made a visual connection as he brought his music to the Havana streets.

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Borobudur Temple – Java

These images were photographed at the Borobudur Temple in Java, Indonesia. Borobudur was built in the 9th Century and under ash for over 1000 years following the eruption of a volcano.

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Gorilla Trekking Uganda & Rwanda

These photographs were taken in remote national Parks, reserved for the preservation of native mountain gorillas, in Uganda and Rwanda in August 2009.

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Papua New Guinea

The Sing Sing is a tribal festival held annually in Papua New Guinea. The people dress up and it becomes a natural playground to create and play with our human bio-diversity.

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Indonesia

Upon entering the Dani village in Papua, Indonesia, the women were doing a circle dance as a welcoming gesture.

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