Photo of the Day

On a recent trip to a small town on the Brazilian/Bolivian border, I found this man tending a burning field of debris and vegetation. Something as mundane as this may seem like a daily, necessary chore to one man, while offering a symbolic portrait of tranquil repose to another.
June 27, 2009

Smoky Trees

This Month in Photo of the Day: Travel and Culture Photos

On a recent trip to a small town on the Brazilian/Bolivian border, I found this man tending a burning field of debris and vegetation. Something as mundane as this may seem like a daily, necessary chore to one man, while offering a symbolic portrait of tranquil repose to another.


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Photograph by Cabell Cox

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