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March 2007

Iraqi Kurdistan

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During seven weeks in 2005 Ed Kashi photographed Kurdish people in northern Iraq going about their daily lives.

He has put thousands of images in a 12 minute presentation that blurs the boundary between photography and cinematography. I rate it a success on the whole, and an interesting experiment that points to new possibilities.

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July 2005

Dust on my shoes

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Peter Pinney’s 1952 book Dust on my shoes is the story of his journey from Greece to Burma. I discovered this book after a little journey of my own. On the continuum from tourist through traveller to adventurer, I class myself as a traveller, and Pinney as an adventurer. This is a travel book in the genre of the ripping yarn. The exotic places provide a reason, a flavour and a setting for the daring and dangerous human interactions.

This website has been built around the text and photos of Pinney’s book. Slabs of Pinney’s text are available as readings with animated illustrations. A modern parallel journey is being revealed through film clips and text. There is a musical journey featuring Kavisha Mazzella and Mick Thomas, and a collection of biographical material about Peter Pinney.

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