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Faces of the Amazon
Thursday, December 13, 2007 09:39 | travel           

This summer I had the incredible privilege of traveling to Colombia and then down the Amazon river with a group of missionaries from Florida.  I went along to simply photograph the ministry but more importantly the lives and faces of the people in the area.    I've always LOVED this type of photography but at the same time it's very hard to do it in a way that is honoring and respectful to the people.  Before I was a photographer I traveled quite a bit overseas and always wished I was able to document it through the lens of a camera.  I found that after a bit of trust is earned and a lot of respect is given the people actually love to have their photograph taken... especially when they can see themselves on the back of the camera!  :-)  There are a lot of pictures because it's just so hard to pick only a few favorites.  I've posted this once before on my old blog but thought that during this slow season I would reintroduce the Faces of the Amazon.     The first five images were taken in the small but very busy city of Leticia which is located on the Amazon River on the Colombian side of the Brazilian and Colombian border.  
  During the 8 hour boat ride to one of the communities on the Amazon  

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Kenzie Shores: This is amazing.  This is something that I would love to be able to do...soon! lol :) (03/24/08, 10:43)     
erich camping: Mary Beth!! I knew you were a talented wedding photographer, but you have blown me away with these images! WOW!! Each one is amazing!! (12/20/07, 02:48)     
Melissa E Earle: Wow! These images are CRAZY AWESOME! I love your colors and how intense all the little kids looked in your images!  I am def coming back here again! Cheerio -Melissa E Earle (12/19/07, 05:44)     
christian: Hey - some fine work here.  Are you familiar with the ´publish on demand´ book publishing companies like lulu and blurb?  This would look great as a book!!! (12/18/07, 02:06)     
Rose: As always, these are fantastic!  I´m so proud of you! (13.12.2007 ,20:21)     
Amy Martin: Awesome images MB.  I would LOOOVE the opportunity to do something like that.  :)   (13.12.2007 ,10:18)     

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