Alison Wright@alisonwrightphoto

Photographer, author, speaker. Travels the globe documenting indigenous cultures and issues concerning the human condition. Facesofhope.org.

http://www.alisonwright.com/

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Crossing the country with Team Tunisia! Sami, my driver/bodyguard, me, Raja my interpreter while Ashley with USAID communications mans the fort. @USAID #USAID #women #pragma #Tunisia #arabspring #politics #activists


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Women in #Tunisia are gearing up for the #elections on March 25, 2018. The women that have blossomed from Arab Spring are so inspiring. For the first time a group of twenty-five women from the #rural areas were able to meet with nine members of #parliament to express their concerns and needs. Despite being illiterate, Akri strives for women’s rights and encouraged her daughter to attend. 300,000 women in this country don’t even have #identity cards in order to #vote. The women in government extended their invitation for the attendees to visit their offices. “We invite you to come to #Parliament.” “With all due respect,” was their response, “We invite you to visit our rural regions.” usaid #pragma #women #politics #womenatwork @usaid #Tunisia #activists @natgeocreative


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Feeling safe with my #bodyguards here in #Tunisia!


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It’s wonderful to be here in #Tunisia photographing the incredible #women and the #organizations they’ve started that have blossomed from the #Arab #Spring #revolution to #empower #women in this #country. Here with Monia and Amina the women that started #Tounissiet, #Tunisian Women. #Arabspring #humantribe #womenatwork #pragma #usaid @usaid


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Much thanks to those who attended my book launch for “Human Tribe” @Rizzoli #bookstore in New York City. This intimate monograph of #global #portraits celebrates the #diversity and #connectivity of our unique #human #tapestry.
Available through your local #bookstore and #Amazon. #Humantribe #book #Newyorkcity @Schifferpublishing #portrait #Rizzoli


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Please join me on:
Monday, November 6, 2017
HUMAN TRIBE
BOOK LAUNCH
Monday, November 6, 2017
6:00-8:00 pm
Rizzoli Bookstore
1133 Broadway, New York City
Photo presentation followed by book signing
#Booksigning #humantribe #book #Rizzoli #bookstore


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Celebrating the Day of the Dead, a time for gathering, prayer reflection and some creative scariness, in a #graveyard in #Mixquic #Mexico. #Dayofthedead #Humantribe #festival #celebration #family @natgeocreative


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Celebrating the Day of the Dead, a time for gathering, prayer and reflection in a #graveyard in #Mixquic #Mexico. #Dayofthedead #Humantribe #festival #celebration #family @natgeocreative


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Celebrating the Day of the Dead, a time for gathering, prayer reflection and some creative scariness, in a #graveyard in #Mixquic #Mexico. #Dayofthedead #Humantribe #festival #celebration #family @natgeocreative


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Celebrating the Day of the Dead, a time for gathering, prayer and reflection in a #graveyard in #Mixquic #Mexico. #Dayofthedead #Humantribe #festival #celebration #family @natgeocreative


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A #woman #street #sweeper in #Tana #Madagascar #Africa. Eighty percent of people here make less than a US #dollar per day. #womenworking #humantribe


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It’s been a gorgeous few days #Scuba #diving in #Nosy Be #Madagascar #Africa. The reefs are a bit cooked from #global #warming as it is in so much of the world now but they are making a comeback. The #ocean is eighty-one degrees and like an aquarium teeming with all kinds of #fish, #whale sharks, reef #sharks, #seahorses, giant #sea #turtles.#Nosybe


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So impressive to be swimming with #whale #sharks once again, this time here in Nosy Be #Madagascar #Africa. My first time was in the #Maldives. I just love these gentle creatures. #Nosybe #Sakita #travel @natgeocreative


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Lack of drinking water is a huge problem here in #Madagascar. Less than one percent of the population, even in the main city of #Antanarivo, have running water. We filled our saved #water bottles collected for this purpose and distributed them to the #Bara spiny forest #tribes in the dry southwest #desert #Ihorombe region. A water well in this area would be life changing. @natgeocreative #nomadic #subsistence #children


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I was out #scuba #diving in #Nose Be #Madagascar #Africa and our boat was surrounded with the spectacular sight of about 200 spinner #dolphins #swimming beside us. @natgeocreative #NoseBe


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This man is an #aluminum #worker in #Madagascar #Africa, covered in dust. One day the locals found the remnants of a plane crash and decided to melt it down to make aluminum cooking pots. They've since turned it into an industry, making each pot by hand. #humantribe @natgeocreative #portrait #travel


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The #Bubonic #plague continues to spread in #Madagascar #Africa. In an attempt to keep it at bay #doctors and #nurses are positioned in public places such as banks, markets, roadsides and here at the #airports to take everyone’s #temperature. Schools remain closed. Once #symptoms appear #death comes swiftly, within 24 hours, if not treated immediately with #antibiotics. #epidemic #illness


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This woman with a gorgeous smile was herding her #zebu #cattle on the heated plains of #Isalo #Madagascar #Africa. @natgeocreative


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Feeling the love while hugging a 1200 year old #baobab #tree in #Madagascar #Africa. @natgeocreative


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This boy is an #aluminum #worker in #Madagascar #Africa, covered in dust. One day the locals found the remnants of a plane crash and decided to melt it down to make aluminum cooking pots. They've since turned it into an industry, making each pot by hand. #humantribe @natgeocreative #portrait #travel


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Taking in the beauty of the #sunset and a #lightning #storm while my friends Ta and Prudence sing and play #music in #Madagascar #Africa. The song is about the beauty of our wide open #sky. Perfect! #paradise #humantribe


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The #bubonic #plague here in #Madagascar #Africa is spreading. So far there are 94 reported deaths. All #schools have been closed and public gatherings banned. This medieval #bubonic #plague is started by flea bites but spreads as #pneumonic plague through #coughing #sneezing and #spitting. Both are almost always fatal within twenty-four hours, but can be treated with #antibiotics if caught in time. Two #nurses from #Ranomafana are at a police checkpoint along the road to see anyone has signs of #fever, although so far the concentration seems to be in the main cities of #Antananarivo and #Toamasina. #illness #health #healthcare #epidemic


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Super cute nearly extinct grey #bamboo #lemur in #Madagascar #Africa @natgeocreative


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Covering the #bubonic #plague in #Madagascar #Africa. Brought on by flea bites and human contact it's killed dozens of people. Now all schools are closed and gathering of crowds are banned.


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The people in the #highlands of #Madagascar are an interesting mix of their roots from #Malaysia and #Indonesia, an #Asian mix I wasn't expecting. People are so friendly here, I met this sweet little lady pushing ninety. Schools are closed due to an epidemic of the #bubonic #plague. The country is so poor only one percent of families have running #water in their home in the main city of #Antananarivo. #humantribe @natgeocreative #Africa


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Yes, I met a man actually swallowing snakes in #Madagascar today. These are coming out of mouth and nose. Don’t try this at home. #Humantribe @natgeocreatve #snakes #reptiles


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Yes, I met a man actually swallowing snakes in #Madagascar today. They are now coming out of mouth and nose. Don’t try this at home! Thank you National Geographic Creative for liking my image. https://wpblog.natgeocreative.com @natgeocreative Humantribe @natgeocreatve #snakes #reptiles #africa


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View from my room in #Madagascar. So great to be back in #Africa!


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In honor of Thich Nhat Han’s 91st birthday. I took the photo of this gentle #Vietnamese #monk and #meditation #teacher in Plum Village, #Bergerac, #France where he has lived in exile from his homeland of #Vietnam for decades. He was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize and has written over 100 books. From my book “Human Tribe.” #Humantribe #ThichNhatHan #Plumvillage #Nobelpeaceprize


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