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“Fixing Nets” by Diep Van
In Phan Rang, Vietnam, women wearing traditional bamboo hats use old-fashioned sewing machines to repair fishing nets.
Style & Design
“Colors of Inle Lotus Fabric” by Zay Yar
Inle Lake is one of the only places in Myanmar to watch weavers make cloth from cotton fibers. Natural dyes color the handcrafted fabrics, which then dry on the lake in the sun.
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“Irish Mussels” by Shell Royster
Photographer Shell Royster participated in a mussel expedition at family-run Killary Fjord Shellfish in County Galway, while on a trip through western Ireland. The dish showcases the harvest.
“Diver and Jacks at Cabo Pulmo” by Christian Vizl
A diver provides scale as he swims below a school of jack fish in Mexico’s Sea of Cortez.
“Aibubu” by Ella Mack
Aibubu, a Kyrgyz girl, sits for a portrait at the 2018 World Nomad Games; there, participants compete in such traditional Central Asian sports as horseback, archery, and falcon-hunting. Photographer Ella Mack met Aibubu in the Kyrchyn Valley, where cultural festivities take place during the Games.
“Brihadisvara Temple at Sunrise” by Katherine Ozanich
Early morning worshipers visit the Brihadisvara Temple in Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu, India, in February 2019. The temple, one of three Chola dynasty temples designated World Heritage Sites by UNESCO, was built in the 11th century and is dedicated to the Lord Shiva.
“Rise of the Mongolians” by Catherine Hyland
For young boys in Mongolia, sumo wrestling can be a path to fame and wealth. Here, trainees from the Kyokushu Beya sports center practice in Gorkhi-Terilj National Park.
“Good Day!” by Mun Khean Wong
Day breaks after a night of snow in the Norwegian fishing village of Hamnøy.
“Thirst” by Eugene Reshetov
While on a trek of the Annapurna circuit, the photographer spotted a schoolgirl in the Nepalese village of Tukuche closing her eyes with relief after quenching her thirst in the village square.
“Grandma Divers 3” by Alain Schroeder
Soon-ja Hong, 69, holds an octopus she caught. Hong is one of the remaining Haenyeo, a traditional group of female free divers in the South Korean province of Jeju.
“Ama” by Javier Arcenillas
Man meets butterfly at the butterfly garden in the Padre Cocha village on the Nanay River, a tributary of the Peruvian Amazon.