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The View From Above

  Videographer and Photographer Tristan Zhou is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of these images.  From the ‘Aerial’ gallery.  To see Tristan’s body of work, click on any photograph.                     All images © Tristan Zhou     See also: Gallery…

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The View From Above | Iceland

  Geologist, Pilot and Photographer Evan Anderman is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of this aerial photography.  From his project ‘Arctic Impressions: Iceland‘.  To see Evan’s projects and archive click on any image.                       See also: Another Land By Evan Anderman    …

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Airports – The View From Above

  Architect,  Pilot, Author and Photographer Jeffrey Milstein is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of these aerial photographs.  These images are from his project ‘Airport‘.  To see Jeffrey’s body of work click on any image.                     See also: Aircraft By…

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Bird’s Eye View | Aerial Abstract Art

  Photographer JP and Mike Andrews @ Abstract Aerial Art are the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributors of these images.  To see JP & Mike’s body of work, click on any photograph.                     All images © JP and Mike Andrews  …

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The Bird’s Eye View | Kenya & Iceland

  Photographer Richard Konecky/Albumen Gallery is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of this aerial photography.  From the ‘From Above’ series.  To see Richard’s body of work, click on any image.                   All images © Richard Konecky   Book By Richard Konecky/Albumen Gallery…

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Book Review | Japanese Death Poems | Written By Zen Monks And Haiku Poets On The Verge Of Death | Compiled And With An Introduction By Yoel Hoffmann

This is another outstanding collector’s book from Tuttle Publishing. If you are a poet, interested in Japanese history and culture, or love reading poetry (especially haiku) than this thick small size book is for you. The 100’s of poems included are thought-provoking and many times written just before death, by…

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Cookbook Review | Food Markets Of The World By Nelli Sheffer & Mimi Sheraton

  This book was hand-picked for review, from The Hermit Poet’s International Cookbook Collection.   Written by: Carioca Da Gema     “Tomate senhora, tomate!” Growing up, I frequently helped my grandmother when going to the street fresh market.  In Brazil, ‘feiras’ moved around the city, offering the residents everything…

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Book Review-The Penguin Book Of Zen Poetry Edited And Translated By Lucien Stryk And Takashi Ikemoto

I found this gem, from the 80’s, while dusting a couple of bookshelves, and trying to look busy cleaning my library for my wife. She can no longer help, because all the dust causes her to continually sneeze. It has been a long time since I read this book, but it…

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Feast On The Moment

  Nibbling On Asian History & Philosophy Series   Source: Zen And Japanese Culture By: Daisetz T. Suzuki   “The pine tree lives for a thousand years, The morning-glory but for a single day; Yet both have fulfilled their destiny.” (381)   Hermit Poet’s Comments: Every breath is in the…

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Slice and Dice | Just A Bit

  Nibbling On Asian History & Philosophy Series   Source: Budo Mind and Body Training Secrets of the Japanese Martial Arts By: Nicklaus Suino   “Perceiving what is right, and not doing it, argues lack of courage” By: Confucius (page 55)   Hermit Poet’s Comments: In today’s fast passed competitive…

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Green Shoots

  Nibbling On Asian History & Philosophy Series   Source: Tao Te Ching By: Lao Tzu Translated By Stephen Mitchell   #76 Excerpt ” Men are born soft and supple; dead, they are stiff and hard. Plants are born tender and pliant; dead, they are brittle and dry.”    …

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Squeeze The Sponge

  Nibbling On Asian History & Philosophy Series   Source: Tao Of Jeet Kune Do By Bruce Lee   ” Sharpen the psychic power of seeing in order to act immediately in accordance with what you see. Seeing takes place in the inner mind.” (Page 203)   Hermit Poet’s Comments: Logic…

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Zazen

  Nibbling On Asian History & Philosophy Series   Source: The Wholehearted Way A Translation of Eihei Dogan’s Bendowa Translated by Shohaku Okumura and Taigen Daniel Leighton Tuttle Publishing   “ Just sit, dropping off body and mind.” (page 98)   Hermit Poet’s Comments: “Candle burns”   The Wholehearted Way…

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Chasing After The Prize

  Nibbling On Asian History & Philosophy Series   Source: Zen Keys By: Thich Nhat Hanh   (Excerpt) ” The giant bird has gone thousands of miles to reach the southern sea and then regrets the long distance traveled.” (page 173)   Hermit Poet’s Comments: How many times have you…

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Open Spigot

  Nibbling On Asian History & Philosophy Series   Source: The Book Of Equanimity Illuminating Classic Zen Koans By: Gerry Shishin Wick   ” Seeking it oneself with empty hands, you return with empty hands; in that place where fundamentally nothing is acquired, you really acquire it.” By Master Keizan…

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Kindness

  Nibbling On Asian History & Philosophy Series   Source: Eihei Dogen Mystical Realist The Classic Introduction To Dogen’s Life And Teaching By: Hee-Jin Kim (Excerpt) ” Loving speech means that as you meet sentient beings, you first arouse the sense of compassion in your mind and treat them with…

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Creative Analysis & Keep Going Until Drop

  Nibbling On Asian History & Philosophy Series   Source: Samurai Strategies 42 Martial Secrets From Musashi’s Book Of Five Rings By: Boye Lafayette De Mente Tuttle Publishing   Chapter 40 Excerpt “the head of the rat and the neck of the bull”  This saying is a reference to the…

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Slowly Cooking The Soup

  Nibbling On Asian History & Philosophy Series   Source: The Taoist Classics The Collected Translations of Thomas Cleary Volume Two   The Book of Balance and Harmony By Taoist Master Li Daoqun (thirteenth-century) Translated by: Thomas Cleary (1) The Source Message Of The Mystic School “When you are calm and stable,…

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Is It All The Same?

  Nibbling On Asian History & Philosophy Series   Source: The Guiding Light of Lao Tzu By Henry Wei   Says Lao Tzu: “Misfortune is what fortune leans on; Fortune is where misfortune conceals itself. Who can know the ultimate result?” (page 115)   Hermit Poet’s Comments: I like the…

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Survival

  Nibbling On Asian History & Philosophy Series   Source: Zen Lessons The Art of Leadership Translated By Thomas Cleary   58. Adaptation Zhantang said: (Excerpt) An ancient sage said: ” The hidden valley has no partiality-any call will be echoed. The huge bell, struck with the clapper, resounds every…

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Consideration

  Nibbling On Asian History & Philosophy Series   Source: Not Always So Practicing The True Spirit Of Zen Shunryu Suzuki   ” Instead of respecting things, we want to use them for ourselves, and if it is difficult to use them, we want to conquer them.” (page 81)  …

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Flat Lake

  Nibbling On Asian History & Philosophy Series   Source: The Essential Teachings Of Zen Master Hakuin  (1686-1769) Translated By Norman Waddell   “If you want to attain mastery in the Buddha Way you must, to begin with, empty your mind of birth and death. Both samsara and nirvana exist…

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TIME | Vanishing Time

  Nibbling On Asian History & Philosophy Series   Source: The 36 Secret Strategies Of The Martial Arts The Classic Chinese Guide for Success in War, Business, and Life By Hiroshi Moriya Forward and Translation By: William Scott Wilson   “Do not use strength against (a stronger) enemy, but rather…

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Fulfillment Is Found Within Oneself

  Nibbling On Asian History & Philosophy Series   Source: Ruling Your World Ancient Strategies For Modern Life By: Sakyong Mipham   “Moving through our life with the steady vigilance of a tiger, we no longer feel the need to prove ourselves, because finding peace in life we know the truth…

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Wisdom | A Life Long Search

  Nibbling On Asian History & Philosophy Series   Source: The Undying Lamp of Zen The Testament of Zen Master Torei Translated by Thomas Cleary   The Emerging Sun Scripture says, “The wise use insight to refine their minds; like iron in ore, it takes hundreds of smeltings to produce…

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Ride Life’s Encounters

  Nibbling On Asian History & Philosophy Series   Source: How To Raise An Ox Zen Practice as Taught in Master Dogen’s Shobogenzo By Francis Dojun Cook     Lice, fleas, The horse pissing beside my pillow.   Above Haiku by Basho (1644-1694) (page 54)   Hermit Poet’s Comments: Whatever…

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Lifetime Of Chasing The Sweetness & Tasting The Bitterness

  Nibbling On Asian History & Philosophy Series   Source: The Zen Teaching Of Huang Po Translated By John Blofeld   “Its strength once spent, the arrow falls to earth. You build up lives which won’t fulfill your hopes. How far below the Transcendental Gate From which one leap will…

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Holding On To Individuality

  Nibbling On Asian History & Philosophy Series   Source: Courage The Joy Of Living Dangerously By: Osho   The Politics Of Numbers “In a society, there is a deep expectation that you will behave exactly like others. The moment you behave a little bit differently you become a stranger,…

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Perspective From The Other Side

  Nibbling On Asian History & Philosophy Series   Source: The Book Of Five Rings  Miyamoto Musashi (1584-1645) Translated By Thomas Cleary   Becoming The Opponent “Becoming the opponent means you should put yourself in an opponent’s place and think from the opponent’s point of view.”  Miyamoto Musashi (page 92)…

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Wilson’s Strong Sense Of Community | North Carolina, USA

  Photographer Andrea Torrei  is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of this documentary photography.  From the project ‘HOME WILSON’.  To see Andrea’s body of work, click on any image.           The project explores the fragile side of life and the resilience of the community of…

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The Silent Beauty Of Knowing

  Nibbling On Asian History & Philosophy Series   Source: Tao Te Ching An – All New Translation By Lao Tzu Translated by William Scott Wilson   Excerpt #56 “The knowing do not speak. Those speaking do not know” By Lao Tzu Born: 601 BC (page 146)   Hermit Poet’s…

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The Exit

  Nibbling On Asian History & Philosophy Series   Source: The Art Of Strategy A New Translation of Sun Tzu’s Classic The Art of War By R.L. Wing   ” When the opposition withdraws, never interfere; when surrounding the opposition, leave an opening; when the opponent is desperate, never press.…

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Confusion

  Nibbling On Asian History & Philosophy Series   Source: The Life- Giving Sword Secret Teachings from the House of the Shogun The classic text on Zen and the No-Sword by Musashi’s great rival Yagyu Munenori (1571-1646)   Translated by William Scott Wilson   ” Beat the grass and scare…

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Disappearing Icebergs

  Architect and Photographer  Fokion Zissiadis is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of  these images.  From the project ‘Greenland’s Iceberg’ now on exhibition.  To see  Fokion’s body of work, click on any image.   Icebergs From Genesis To Extinction Exhibition Open Until November 17, 2019 Benaki Museum, Athens, Greece…

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Photography Book Recommendation | Native By Mona Kuhn

  ‘Native’ elegantly portrays the raw natural beauty of the jungles and of the Brazilian people. The book explores the wild organic side of Brazil while at the same time the photographer gives the viewer erotic, simplistic indoor, intimate, comfortable, portraits of men and women. The jungle images interwoven throughout…

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Give & Take

  Nibbling On Asian History & Philosophy Series   Source: Thick Face Black Heart The Warrior Philosophy For Conquering The Challenges Of Business And Life By: Chin-Ning Chu   Mutual Benefit “When benefits are mutual, then cooperation will follow, Mutual cooperation results in benefits, and thus leads to affection”  …

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Let Go

  Nibbling On Asian History & Philosophy Series   Source: Living the Martial Way How to develop attitudes based on the ancient Asian martial arts. (A manual for the way a modern warrior should think) By: Forrest E. Morgan, Maj USAF   (Excerpt) “Personal power is quite simply the force…

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No Thought

  Nibbling On Asian History & Philosophy Series   Source: Qigong Meditation Embryonic Breathing By: Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming   Confucius said: ” Only knowing (how to) cease, can you then have steadiness. When there is steadiness, then (your mind) can be calm. When (your mind is) calm, then (you) can…

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1st Time

  Nibbling On Asian History & Philosophy Series   Source: Dogen’s  Extensive Record A Translation Of The Eihei Koroku Translated By: Taigen Dan Leighton & Shohaku Okumura    Master Xiangyan (d.988)   (Excerpt) He inadvertently swept up a pebble on an ancient path. What is it like, first hearing the sound…

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The Flow

  Nibbling On Asian History & Philosophy Series   Source: Secret Tactics Lessons from the Great Masters of Martial Arts By: Kazumi Tabata Publisher: Tuttle   It is said that when the Zen priest Mugaku was captured and about to be killed by Mongol soldiers, he recited the words: “The…

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Keeping A Low Profile

  Nibbling On Asian History & Philosophy Series   Source: Training The Samurai Mind A Bushido SourceBook Translated and Edited By Thomas Cleary Publisher: Shambhala   (Excerpt) “Warriors ought to keep their bravery inside, not showing it outwardly. This can be attained spontaneously after you studied both culture and arms.”…

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Photography Book Recommendation | The Suffering Of Light | Thirty Years Of Photographs | By Alex Webb With Afterword By Geoff Dyer

  If you are going to purchase only one photography book by Alex Webb; this would be the book to buy. It is  very heavy and extra large. I have other books by Alex Webb, but this one is a nice overall representation of thirty years of his work.  The…

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Inner Strength

  Nibbling On Asian History & Philosophy Series   Source: The Kung Fu Book of Wisdom Sage Advice From The Original TV Series By Herbie J Pilato   ” … the outer strength is obvious… it fades with age and succumbs to sickness… The inner strength lasts through every heat…

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Loss & Gain

  Nibbling On Asian History & Philosophy Series   Source: The 36 Secret Strategies Of The Martial Arts The Classic Chinese Guide for Success in War, Business, and Life By: Hiroshi Moriya Forward And Translation By: William Scott Wilson Published By: Kodansha International Page 89   Sun Tzu said the…

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Change | Ego | Happiness

  Nibbling On Asian History & Philosophy Series   Source: The Places That Scare You A Guide To Fearlessness in Difficult Times By: Pema Chodron Pages 28-29   “We suffer when we resist the noble and irrefutable truth of impermanence and death. First, we expect that what is always changing…

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Finding The Way

  Nibbling On Asian History & Philosophy Series   Source: Classics of Buddhism And Zen Volume Two (Zen Reader) Page 129 The Collected Translations Of Thomas Cleary   False Teachers “Even if you seek tranquility, delight in goodness, and search for the source, if you don’t meet someone with genuine true…

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By Her Bedside With Friends & Family | The Day My Mother Died

  Written by: Kaitlin Oster   The Ferryman   When I moved back into my apartment for my senior year of college, I noticed a large black spot on the ceiling. I called my mom to tell her and ask what she thought I should do about it, but she…

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Nothing Special

  Nibbling On Asian History & Philosophy Series   Source: Shunryu Suzuki From Book: Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind  (Page 46)   Nothing Special “If you continue this simple practice every day, you will obtain some wonderful power. Before you attain it, it is something wonderful, but after you attain it,…

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Restoring The European Bison

  Documentary Photographer Adrián Domínguez is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of this documentary photography.  From the project ‘RESTORING BISON’.  To see Adrián’s body of work, click on any image.     EUROPEAN BISON RESTORING THE SPECIES The European bison (B.bonasus) is the largest land-based mammal in the continent…

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No-Mind

  Nibbling On Asian History & Philosophy Series   Source: Huineng (638-713) Book: The Art of Shaolin Kung Fu by Wong Kiew Kit (page 196)   “When an ordinary person is enlightened he becomes a Buddha; when a Buddha is unenlightened he becomes an ordinary person.”   Hermit Poet’s Comments: …

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Baby Greens, Walnuts & Steak Salad | Illustrated Recipe

Ingredients: Apple: Cut one apple julienne style. Add a squeeze of lemon to keep the apple sticks from losing bright color. Caramelize onions: Walnuts: 1) Roast the walnuts. 2) Add sugar to the hot pan containing the walnuts already roasted. 3) Watch the sugar melt.  Stir the walnuts into the caramel…

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Under The Hood

  Nibbling On Asian History & Philosophy Series   Source: Zhuge Liang (181-234 AD) Mastering The Art Of War The Way Of The General  Pages 221-222 From the Book: The Art Of War | Complete Texts and Commentaries | Sun Tzu | Translated by Thomas Cleary   (Excerpt) Knowing People…

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What For?

  Nibbling On Asian History & Philosophy Series   Source: Master Lin-Chi (Died 866 AD)   Phantoms, illusions, empty flowers- Why trouble yourself trying to grasp them? Gain, loss, right, wrong- Throw them away at once!   Source: Master Lin-Chi (Died 866 AD) Book: The Zen Teachings Of Master Lin-Chi…

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Just Be

  Nibbling On Asian History & Philosophy Series   Source:   Hakuin Ekaku (1685-1768) “Everyone is born a Buddha. Why start seeking and trying to become one? Why seek to become enlightened?”   Source: Musō Kokushi also known as Musō Soseki (1275-1351) “A bowl and its cover, plain unvarnished wood straight from…

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Compassion & The Struggles of Today’s Life

  Nibbling On Asian History & Philosophy Series   Source: By: Pema Chodron From the book: When Things Fall Apart | Heart Advice for Difficult Times (page 37)   When the rivers and air are polluted, when families and nations are at war, when homeless wanderers fill the highways, these…

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Vanishing Serenity

  Nibbling On Asian History & Philosophy Series   Source: Poem by: Saigyo (1118-90) From the book: The Japanese Tea Garden By Marc Peter Keane (Page 30)   Gazing up upon the early morning moon filtering through the trees My loneliness carried deeper by the pine wind along the ridges…

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Aging | Acceptance

  Nibbling On Asian History & Philosophy Series   By: Chuang Tzu (c. 369 BC-c. 286 BC)   The Great Deception The birth of man is the birth of his sorrow. The longer he lives, the more stupid he becomes, because his anxiety to avoid unavoidable death becomes more and…

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Crown Roast Of Lamb With Crunch Crust | Illustrated Recipe

Course: Super dinner for special occasions Portion feeds: Fantastic dinner for 3. Family style 6 to 8.  Serve two rib racks to each person and add your favorite side dishes. Ingredients: 2 lamb rib rack approximate 1 ¼ lbs. each 1 red bell pepper 1 green bell pepper 1 orange…

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Lamb With Leek and Squash Puree

Course: Dinner Portion feeds: 3 Ingredients: Olive oil 1 acorn squash, approximated 4 cups 2 large leeks, approximated 4 cups ½  cup of parmesan cheese Milk 1 tsp. of cumin 1 lbs. of ground lamb 1 red bell pepper ½ green bell pepper 5 cloves garlic Salt Black pepper Basil…

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Stuffed Shrimp Appetizer | Illustrated Recipe

  Ingredients/directions:     Preparing the stuffing:   Cook the peppers with olive oil until it caramelizes. Add the onions at the end of the pepper’s cooking process. In a large bowl, add Panko (Japanese style bread crumbs), Parmesan cheese, two eggs, pepper to taste and the stuffing ingredients above.…

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“…between the kingdom of dreams and madness…” | Honey Hunters | Himalayas

  Documentary Photographer Mauro De Bettio is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of this documentary photography.  From his project  ‘Sweet Gold’.  To see Mauro’s body of work click on any image.   In the vast mountain ranges of Nepal, there are isolated tribes who have, for centuries, collected a…

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Power | The Drug That Flows Through The Veins…

Why do people cling so much to power? From kings to presidents to prime ministers to dictators to CEO’s of public companies, all the way down to the average boss, or just someone who is a gatekeeper, power is the drug that flows thru the veins, and motivates some people…

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“Go to the village hidden in deep snow…” Zaido-A Surviving Ritual In A Dream Place

  Photographer Yukari Chikura is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of this social documentary photography.  From her project ‘Zaido‘.  To see Yukari’s gallery click on any image.             ZAIDO ( For my deceased father…)   Nothing had prepared me for my father’s death. He…

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Himalayas

  Photographer Nirvair Singh Rai is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of  this landscape photography.   To see Nirvair’s gallery of photographs click on any image.               Nature is an element that is beyond our control. One can only visit it or be a…

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Edge of Humanity Magazine Contributors’ List 2016

  WRITER SWAPNIL MINDHE Plaza Constitución & The Daily Physical Effects Of Argentina’s  Economy     Edge Of Humanity Magazine Contributor’s List 2015 & 2014

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From Lifesaving To Exploitation – The Human Factor In The Animal’s Life

  Photographer Jayanti  Seiler is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of this documentary photography.  From her project ‘Of One And The Other‘.  To see Jayanti’s portfolio click on any image.         The collection of photographs are part of a photographic essay that began in 2013 titled, “Of One…

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Ayurvedic Medical Center & India’s Healthcare System

  Photojournalist Flora Hastings is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of this social documentary photography.   To see Flora’s body of work click on any image.     “2/3 hours” is LL’s average sleep each night – the founder and head doctor at Kattakkada Thaluk private hospital. He’s rubbing MegaGel on…

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Aerial Photography – Tidal Plains

  Photographer J.Mark Griffith is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of this aerial photography.   These images are from his project ‘From Above‘.  To see J.Mark’s body of work click on any image.         The aerial perspective is commonplace from the window of an airliner but very personal when seen…

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Documentary Photography – Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s & My Grandparents

  Documentary Photographer Thomas Maxwell is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of this documentary photography.  From his project ‘Faded‘. To see Thomas’ projects click on any image. “Project is still on-going, images displayed on this page may not be final images, but rather act as a demonstration of where…

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B&W Fine Art/Urban Photography – London, Warsaw & Tbilisi

This fine art/urban photography essay was submitted to Edge of Humanity Magazine by Fine Art Photographer Tony Sellen.     Click on any image to see Tony’s gallery of fine art photography.     Click on any image to see Tony’s gallery of fine art photography.     See also: Long Exposure…

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