Blog - Frank Rohrig

Syria – Modernity and Traditionalism

Syria - Modernity and TraditionalismSyria – a society separated by traditionalist and conservative religious elements on the one hand, and modern influences from the west through economic ties and ambitions of a free lifestyle on the other.

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Jordan

Jordan

Photos from a short trip to Jordan including Petra and Wadi Rum.

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Paris

ParisA weekend away in the city of love, tourists and too many mediocre restaurants.

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Ethiopia – The Ultra-Orthodox North

Ethiopia - The Orthodox NorthReligious devotion is a quality many northern Ethiopians carry on the outside.

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Uganda – Massaka Hair Salon

Massaka Hair SalonThe high mortality rate of HIV positive people rips through the Ugandan society, leaving many children orphaned. Without the support of their immediate family, children are often left to fend for themselves. There are NGO initiatives underway to alleviate this problem. One such initiative arranges vocational training for orphans to help them learn a profession and eventually earn their own living. The hair salon in this essay trains two orphans supported by the NGO Uweso. This photo essay covers a normal working day from morning until evening for one of the trainees. Her name is Hilda and she is 16 years old.

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Kireka Quarry – Uganda

Kireka Quarry, Uganda

Destitute refugees in Uganda are struggling to make a living by breaking stone in a quarry in Kireka near Kampala.

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Kingdom Of Mustang

Kingdom Of Mustang - NepalThe Kingdom of Mustang is a remote valley in the northern reaches of Nepal’s Himalayas. Devoid of roads and inaccessible on foot for much of the year, it has retained its Tibetan population and lifestyle.

Mustang has the most beautiful landscape I ever saw and I may not have done it justice with my photos.

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San Francisco

San FranciscoStreet photography of San Francisco, USA.

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Cuba – Viva La Revolucion!

CubaVisually speaking, Cuba is a very unique place. The mix of Caribbean lifestyle, communism with its characteristic crumbling infrastructure and American vintage cars is really quite something that is completely unique and can only be found in this combination here. Oh, and not to forget the puffing of huge rolled-up tobacco leaves in the form of cigars. It seems every good Cuban must smoke these. And then there is the Cuban messiah, Che Guevarra. Elevated to god-like status in the otherwise empty pantheon of communist gods, he provides quasi-religious dogma and political doctrine at the same time. This winning combination acts like a glue on society and helps to govern them under the communist regime. Not to forget the fight against the big enemy in the north, the USA, which distracts from internal problems and directs aggressions towards external entities.

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Venice

VeniceBad food, touristy, smelly and fantastically beautiful.

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