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Touring Tasmania

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Touring Tasmania

Here is a gallery of images taken while travelling around Tasmania, spending time in national parks, nestled among the mountains with marsupials as neighbours. Cruising along seemingly endless, ever-changing coastline and strolling along white sand beaches. The collection shows landscapes and scenes from places such as Freycinet National Park, the Bay of Fires and Cradle Mountain. © 2015 Gemima...

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Argan: Morocco’s Tree of Life

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Argan: Morocco’s Tree of Life

Tap, tap, crack. Tap, tap, crack. The sound of argan nuts being split open between smooth river stones continues in a repetitive beat. Tap, tap, crack. Three barefoot Berber women are propped up with cushions, sitting cross-legged, as they go through the motions. Beside them are baskets brimming with argan pieces — the fruit casings, discarded shells and prized kernels — picked from the ‘Tree of Life’, a spiny evergreen, endemic to southwest Morocco. Full story at Morocco World News here. Get a better...

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Exploring Morocco — photos and tales from my travels

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Exploring Morocco — photos and tales from my travels

Some countries call. For me, the pull toward Morocco was powerful. Heeding the call and seeking inspiration, ideas and adventure, I set off for three weeks. Along with the desire for discovery and gypsy wandering, that empowering feeling of having a backpack carrying all your basics, coupled with the whimsical ability to choose which direction to walk, my goal was to gather material for a few different articles I had been researching. After meeting with women’s rights organisations, I continued my journey with anticipation intensifying...

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Photography portfolio > TRAVEL

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Photography portfolio > TRAVEL

I love strolling around new places, absorbing my surroundings and snapping photos of scenes that catch my eye. Moving. Perceiving. Travelling sharpens my senses. Experiencing diversity makes me feel alive. This travel collection features photos taken in: Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Burma, Thailand, Australia, Morocco, Germany, France, Denmark and Norway. © 2015 Gemima Harvey. All rights...

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In Search of Safe Ground

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In Search of Safe Ground

For a book blurb and link to the publication In Search of Safe Ground as well as photos please see here: http://gemimaharvey.com/?page_id=1017

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Myanmar: a series of stories and images

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Myanmar: a series of stories and images

A girl from the Padaung ethnic group © Gemima Harvey 2012 ***ONLY ONE?*** “Only one?” “Yes.” “Lonely one! Together is better.” A girl takes a break at Ubein Bridge (the longest teak bridge in the world) © Gemima Harvey 2012 In Myanmar, everywhere I went, the first thing that many people would ask me is ‘only one?’ They seemed surprised that I was travelling alone and almost sad that I did not have someone to share my experiences with. Often the ‘only one?’ question would be followed by an invitation to...

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At Home With the Khmer

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At Home With the Khmer

A cool haze is layered on the horizon in Ratanakiri province, giving it the aura of a land that time forgot. A thick quilt of trees is freckled with patches of red, the volcanic earth a rich base for the endless vegetation. ‘Prey cher chirran,’ my guide says. Many forests.   Mob Krot sits in his house near the entrance to Kachagn Waterfall. The 60-year-old is from the Toum Poun ethnic minority, one of eight hill tribes living in the far-flung Ratanakiri region. Ethnic minorities once made up 80 per cent of the province’s...

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Cambodia’s ‘hill of the precious stones’

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Cambodia’s ‘hill of the precious stones’

Clumps of rust-coloured soil cling to the skin and clothes of miners in Ratanakiri, a far-flung province in northeastern Cambodia. Ratanakiri’s volcanic red-earth holds hidden treasures, a fact revealed in the translation of its name —‘gem mountain,’ or as one local put it ‘hill of the precious stones.’ Bor Keo District is a particularly gem-rich area, about 30 km away from the capital Ban Lung, where good-quality zircon is mined as well as peridot, amethyst, quartz and onyx. Zircon is unique to Ratanakiri — it looks like brown...

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