Photographs by emerson matabele

Photo of emerson matabele"emerson matabele's images gently remind us to listen with our hearts and breathe with grace as we open ourselves to an awareness of the one love and one light shared by all living beings." -Sheila Wang

emerson's images were gathered during sixteen years of wandering the world. emerson photographed these moments using a Hasselblad camera with a portrait lens, color slide film, and available light.
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"Tibet's Diaspora"

"The Prophet"
"Tibet's Diaspora"

Contemporary, Himalaya, Photograph
Price: $250.00
"The Prophet"

Contemporary, Varanasi India, Photograph
Price: $250.00

"Love, Devotion, Surrender"

"Himalayan Impression"
"Love, Devotion, Surrender"

Contemporary, Amarapura Myanmar (Burma), Photograph
Price: $250.00
"Himalayan Impression"

Contemporary, Khabre Nepal, Photograph
Price: $250.00

"Gentle Spirits"

"Chinese Gothic"
"Gentle Spirits"

Contemporary, Lhasa Tibet, Photograph
Price: $250.00
"Chinese Gothic"

Contemporary, Lijiang China, Photograph
Price: $250.00

"And That is That!"

"Crossroads"
"And That is That!"

Contemporary, Bhaktapur Nepal, Photograph
Price: $250.00
"Crossroads"

Contemporary, Nepal, Photograph
Price: $250.00

"The Conjure Woman"

"Colonnade"
"The Conjure Woman"

Contemporary, Naudada Nepal, Photograph
Price: $250.00
"Colonnade"

Contemporary, Delhi India, Photograph
Price: $250.00

"Tributaries"

"Ganesh Stuti"
"Tributaries"

Contemporary, Agra India, Photograph
Price: $250.00
"Ganesh Stuti"

Contemporary, Varanasi India, Photograph
Price: $250.00

"The Casting of Ram Dhani's Lot"

"Beyond Familiar Altars"
"The Casting of Ram Dhani's Lot"

Contemporary, Varanasi India, Photograph
Price: $250.00
"Beyond Familiar Altars"

Contemporary, Har'dwar India, Photograph
Price: $250.00

"Aubergine Verte"

"imagine..."
"Aubergine Verte"

Contemporary, Damnoen Saduak Thailand, Photograph
Price: $250.00
"imagine..."

Contemporary, Bagan Myanmar (Burma), Photograph
Price: $250.00

"Seeking the Inner Self"

"Awakening Soul"
"Seeking the Inner Self"

Contemporary, Yangon Myanmar (Burma), Photograph
Price: $250.00
"Awakening Soul"

Contemporary, Yangon Myanmar (Burma), Photograph
Price: $250.00

"Boys to Men"

"Carry On"
"Boys to Men"

Contemporary, Kaxgar Uygurstan (China), Photograph
Price: $250.00
"Carry On"

Contemporary, Lugu Lake China, Photograph
Price: $250.00

"Passages"

"Boy with Bagels"
"Passages"

Contemporary, Kashi Uygurstan (China), Photograph
Price: $250.00
"Boy with Bagels"

Contemporary, Kaxgar Uygurstan (China), Photograph
Price: $250.00

"Gotcha!"

"Brave New World"
"Gotcha!"

Contemporary, Kaxgar Uygurstan (China), Photograph
Price: $250.00
"Brave New World"

Contemporary, Kaxgar Uygurstan (China), Photograph
Price: $250.00

"The Storyteller"

"High Hopes"
"The Storyteller"

Contemporary, Kaxgar Uygurstan (China), Photograph
Price: $250.00
"High Hopes"

Contemporary, Menghan China, Photograph
Price: $250.00

"Mikado"

"The Crossing"
"Mikado"

Contemporary, Xishuangbanna China, Photograph
Price: $250.00
"The Crossing"

Contemporary, Xishuangbanna China, Photograph
Price: $250.00

"Lightness of Being"

"Joie de Vivre!"
"Lightness of Being"

Contemporary, Lugu Lake China, Photograph
Price: $250.00
"Joie de Vivre!"

Contemporary, Kurdistan, Photograph
Price: $250.00

"The Innkeeper's Daughter"

"Ode to Joy!"
"The Innkeeper's Daughter"

Contemporary, al Mahwit Yemen, Photograph
Price: $250.00
"Ode to Joy!"

Contemporary, Uygurstan (China), Photograph
Price: $250.00

"Word once had it cameras captured souls, and in the case of emerson Matabele's photographs this may indeed be true. His images do more than show us exotic landscapes and physical beauty. They are sublime impressions that skillfully use color and light to display the spiritual radiance of his subjects. We, the observers, are forced to linger for moments on end savoring the clarity, power and honesty of each one. In this stillness of being we are also prompted to rediscover the wonder of the ordinary.

"What is probably most refreshing about emerson Matabele's perspective is that it is intimate and refrains from looking upon the subjects with the impersonal 'colonial gaze'. Whether exquisitely dressed or wearing threadbare clothing, the humanity and grace of each person he casts his lens upon manages to come boldly across. In this regard emerson Matabele shares the sensibility of artists like Chester Higgins, Roland Freeman, Angela Fisher and Carol Beckwith. His images also contain the timeless quality of recognized masterworks by photographers like Gordon Parks, Walker Evans, Dorothea Lange and Alfred Stieglitz. Like all these peers and forebears, the impression emerson Matabele has collected compel us to deeply see rather than casually look.

"If photography can be translated to mean "writing with light," then emerson Matabele has created a wordlessly poignant volume whose message plainly encourages us to travel to the pure and peaceful place within ourselves and humbly take our place among our kin."
-R. Jene Watson