PLUMBING. Farming. Fishing. Guiding. Driving. Wrestling.
Pulling a plough or pulling a rickshaw. Shining shoes or making them. All the world over, people are hard at work today, trying to make tomorrow a better day.
An elderly porter carries a big load of oranges into Esfahan's market, Iran.
A young girl carries a heavy load of firewood home in Tanzania's Usambara mountains.
Fishermen repair nets on the shore of Lake Tanganyika, Tanzania.
Workers loading goods for the MV Liemba, Lake Tanganyika. No hi-viz or hard hats, no exclusion zones, workers dangle over the sides of the boat, mingled in with passengers.
Most cooking is still done over a fire on Likoma island, Malawi.
Women at a road side market in the east of Zambia.
Our driver and guide, or driver and his mate, at Kalambo Falls, Zambia. Just to their right is the biggest fall in Africa.
Moto-dop, cyclo and porters wait for customers outside Phnom Penh's Olympic Market, Cambodia, 1993.
Vendors and passengers at a stop at Lang Co, Vietnam.
A mobile vendor on the streets of Saigon, Vietnam in the mid 1990s.
A telephone worker checks the lines, Saigon, in my photo in the Vietnam Investment Review. Note the safety shoes.
Esfahani and other Iranians are the buyers for most crafts produced, meaning quality and authenticity.
A vendor relaxes in the live bird section of Hakim Grand Bazaar, Esfahan, ran.
A worker sifts rubble on the reconstruction of the Citadel Of Bam, Iran.
A young shepherd near Al Raqqa, Syria.
A butcher in Aleppo, Syria.
Owner of a beatiful old Pontiac, Palmyra, Syria, 2005.
In happier times, tourists in Syria could tour Palmyra by camel.
Spice vendor, Aswan, Egypt.
Rural life on the Nile, Egypt.
A farmer trots home with his produce, Al Qasr, an oasis town in Egypt.
Camel owners make a living from tourists taking rides around Jordan's famed Petra ruins. Geopolitical events have hurt business.
Judges reaching a decision, sumo, Tokyo.
One our first day in Mlutan, Pakistan, the guys refused to take money for the food we ate.
A man wears and sell the traditional "karakul" hat, in his leather goods shop in Quetta, Pakistan.
An early morning chai stop, Quetta, Pakistan.
In Turkestan, Kazakhstan, a man serves up plov, a dish of rice, lamb and carrot. Not a fan.
A national park ranger in Kazakhstan.
Collecting millk in a small village, Kazakhstan.
Spice vendor, Green Bazaar, Al Mata, Kazakhstan.
Perhpas born of the hard work, this picker's strong character is evident in this shot I took visiting the tea estates in Sylhet, Bangladesh.
A spice merchant in the market, Dinajpur, Bangladesh.
In Bangladesh, a boatmen steer for safety.
A farmer works his rice fields, Sylhet, Bangladesh.
Taiwan is a great food destination, and it culminates at the many Taipei night markets. Old fella here is serving up duck noodle soup. 5 stars.
A girl shells peanuts with a bamboo tool, where the Salween River separates Thailand from Burma. A mix of ethnic groups from both countries, the one-street town of Mae Sam Laep is at the bottom of Salawin National Park.
Even with the awesome backdrop of 500 year old Arakan temples, watching women building a road by hand is hard on the heart. In Burma, I wonder not how much, but if they get paid.
Farmers harvesting near Mrauk U, an historical city in Burma's troubled Rakhine State.