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VOL. 1 · NO. 2, December 2013

Journal of Globerovers Productions · GR

Globerovers Special Edition

Faces In Far Away Places

The true beauty of every place on earth lies in its people. Those faces, those eyes, and those smiles. When you look into the eyes of people you are looking through the window to their souls. We are all humans, yet we are all so unique in our own ways. Our lives are precious, yet so incredibly fragile. Many of these wonderful faces captured in far away places may not even be alive today. We specifically think of the people of Syria who are currently going through tumultuous times. Take a good look at every portrait and imagine the lives they are living.

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The annual sing-sing festival brings together the colourful tribes from across the islands of Papua New Guinea.

A creative look at the people of Papua New Guinea when colour is removed!

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Afghanistan’s Northern Villagers

While predominantly Arab, Yemen has many minority groups. Portraits are from the capital city of Sana’a, villages north of Sana’a, and people of the Hadhramaut Valley in central Yemen.

Meet the Afghan people from the mountain village of Shughnan as well as from the nearby village of Ishkashim (100 km to the south), both along the Tajikistan border.

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Peoples of Iran

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Tibetans of Lhasa and Beyond

Portraits from within the “Tibet Autonomous Region” such as Lhasa and Gyantse, but also predominately Tibetan areas in the north of Yunnan province, China.

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Central Asians

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Middle East Portraits

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Xinjiang Uyghur People

Tanaka Painted Faces of Myanmar

Tanaka, taken from the wood, bark and roots of certain trees, are grinded and mixed with water to make a paste which is applied to the faces and arms of the friendly Burmese people.

Persian hospitality abounds across the great land of Iran. Meet not only the friendly Persians, but also the Alans, Balochi, Bactrians, Cimerians, Kurds, Parthians, Medes, and many others.

Central Asia is known for its friendly people including the Uzbeks, Tajiks, Kazakhs, Mongols, Kyrgyz, Russians, Ukrainians, Turkmen, Volga Germans, Uyghurs, Dungans, Tatars and more.

There is no shortage of friendly faces in the Middle East but if any country can be singled out as the most friendly, that should be the people of Syria.

The Uyghur people in China’s western province of Xinjiang are distinctly non-Chinese and distinctly belong to Central Asia.

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Editor‛s Message “Not all those who wander are lost.” J.R.R. Tolkien

John Tolkien (3 Jan 1892 – 2 Sep 1973) was an English writer, poet, philologist, university professor, and author of ‘The Hobbit’, and ‘Lord of the Rings’.

Dear Readers, ON THE FRONT COVER: Lady at the “Beehive Houses”, Village of Twalid Dabaghein, SYRIA

Globerovers Magazine

currently is a bi-annual magazine, available in digital and printed formats. We focus on bringing, to the intrepid traveller, exciting destinations and inspiring photography from around the globe. Published in Hong Kong Printed in U.S.A WHO WE ARE: Editor-in-Chief - Peter Steyn Editorial Consultant - Tsui Chi Ho Graphic Designer - Peter Steyn Photographer & Writer - Peter Steyn Text Editor - Tsui Chi Ho FOLLOW US: www.globerovers-magazine.com www.globerovers.com facebook.com/globerovers twitter.com/globerovers pinterest.com/globerovers CONTACT US: contact@globerovers.com

The second issue of Globerovers Magazine is a Special Edition dedicated to portraits of people in a few selected regions. We kick off with the incredible people of Papua New Guinea. Every year during September, since 1957, several tribes (113 in 2014) congregate in the small town of Goroka in the Eastern Highlands to show off their very distinct culture, dance and music. This “sing-sing” festival is a celebration of local culture rather than a show created for tourists. In fact, very few international tourists venture out to this off-the-beaten location. The people of the Middle East and Central Asia are among the most friendly people on our planet. They are also among the most attractive and photogenic people! Meet the people of Yemen, Jordan, Lebanon, Oman, Syria, Turkey, Iran, Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, and China’s most western province of Xinjiang. We also venture a bit further east to the Tibetan people in Tibet as well as those Tibetans living in the adjacent province of Yunnan in China. Also meet the tanaka-painted faces of Myanmar, formerly known as Burma. Don’t forget to often pause and imagine the lives these people live and the stories they could share with us. Feel free to contact me at editor@globerovers.com and please visit us at www.globerovers-magazine.com. Always take the long way home!

Peter Steyn

Editor-in-Chief and Publisher All rights reserved. Reproduction of any part of this magazine is strictly prohibited without the prior written approval of the publisher. The publisher does not take responsibility for any potential inaccurate information herein.

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YEMEN Page 50

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CENTRAL ASIA Page 172

XINJIANG Page 220

TIBET

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AFGHANISTAN Page 74

MYANMAR Page 94

PAPUA NEW GUINEA Page 6 & 30

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Kenemaro Village Muddy Singsing Group


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Mount Hagen Singsing Group


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Pines Power Singsing Group


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“419” Unggai Singsing Group, Sambu


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Yemen Yemen has a population of more than 24 million which is predominantly Arab but augmented by several minority groups mainly comprised of the Somali’s and Indo-Pakistanis. The people are extremely friendly and hospitable. Portraits here are from the capital city of Sana’a, from areas north of Sana’a, and also from the Hadhramaut Valley in central Yemen.

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Tarim, Hadramawt Valley, Yemen

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Thula, Yemen


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Shibam, Hadramawt Valley, Yemen


Sayun, Hadramawt Valley, Yemen

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Afghanistan has a turmoil past while present and future prospects are not incredibly rosy either. However, people are inviting, friendly and truly appreciative of the odd venturing foreigner. Sit down and have a tea and bread with these people and you quickly appreciate these wonderful souls. These Afghani portraits are from the north eastern mountain village of Shughnan as well as from the nearby village of Ishkashim (100 km to the south), both not far from the Tajikistan border.

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While neighbouring Thailand has traditionally been known as “The Land of Smiles�, Myanmar unquestionably deserves this title now more than its neighbour. Just look at the incredibly friendly tanaka painted faces! Tanaka is a light creamy coloured powder created from grinding the bark, wood or roots of several trees, with the Murraya and Wood Apple trees being the most popular. The powder, mixed with water, is applied mainly to the face but also to the arms of children and women, while adult men use it less frequently. Tanaka is believed to promote smooth skin, is anti-fungal, provides protection from sunburn, offers a cooling sensation, and unquestionably promises cosmetic beauty and individuality. 94

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Kinmun, Myanmar


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of Iran Iran, formerly known as Persia, has a population of more than 77 million people. While Persians account for the largest majority, Iran is also home to the Alans, Balochi, Bactrians, Cimerians, Kurds, Parthians, Medes, Ossetians, Scythians, and the Sarmatians. Many people from neighbouring countries such as Afghanistan, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Bahrain, Kuwait, and Iraq also live in Iran. Across Iran, people are friendly and incredibly hospitable to the few foreign travelers who venture into this part of the world. These portraits include a wide area across Iran, but most notably from the southeast and south-west, central Iran, and the north-west. 121 121


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Shiraz, Iran


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Garmeh, Iran


Kerman, Iran

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Tabriz, Iran

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...and beyond

Tibet’s territory and people stretch far beyond China’s current recognized borders of the Chinese governed area referred to as the “Tibet Autonomous Region.” High altitude sunburnt cheeks with big smiles are typical of the Tibetan people and foreign travelers are welcomed with open arms. Portraits cover areas within the “Tibet Autonomous Region” such as Lhasa and Gyantse, but also predominately Tibetan areas of Yunnan province, China.

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Kazakhstan Kyrgyzstan Tajikistan & Uzbekistan Sadly, the “stans� of Central Asia are more known for their turmoil past than for their current peace. The greatest asset of this part of the world is unquestionably its people, who truly have good intentions behind their friendly smiles. The Central Asians are a great mix of peoples including the Uzbeks, Tajiks, Kazakhs, Mongols, Kyrgyz, Russians, Ukrainians, Turkmen, Volga Germans, Uyghurs, Dungans, Bukharian Arabs, Tatar people, and many more. 173 173


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Dushanbe, Tajikistan

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The Middle East is diverse and while the Arab people are dominant, many other groups and sub-groups inhabit the area. There is no shortage of friendly people across the region and if any country can be singled out as the most friendly, that should be the people of Syria. Sadly the Syrian people are suffering greatly at the moment so lets keep these wonderful people in our thoughts.

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Hama, Syria


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Pamukkale, Turkey


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Nizwa, Oman


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Uyghur The Uyghur people in China’s most western province of Xinjiang are distinctly non-Chinese and distinctly belong to Central Asia rather than to China. These people look and behave similar to those people immediately west of it, most notably the Kyrgyz and Kazahks. These Uyghur portraits are primarily from Kashgar at the far western edge of Xinjiang province near the border with Kyrgyzstan, as well as portraits from the city of Hotan to the south. Most of the men were photographed on a busy day at the weekly live animal market outside Kashgar. 220

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Globerovers Magazine, December 2013  

This is a Special Issue of the Globerovers Magazine dedicated to portraits from selected locations around the world. The 206 glossy pages i...

Globerovers Magazine, December 2013  

This is a Special Issue of the Globerovers Magazine dedicated to portraits from selected locations around the world. The 206 glossy pages i...

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