Photography began as a hobby, became an important adjunct to my research in Latin America, and has become a near-vocation in retirement. Most photos in my books, notably "Revolution in El Salvador", are mine. They have also illustrated travel and other articles. In recent years I have traveled through most of Latin America--from Mexico to Cape Horn--as well as most countries of western Europe, eastern Canada, and occasionally the USA. My portfolio reflects all of these locales. I love capturing people, archaeological sites, wildlife(especially birds), landscapes, and interesting buildings. I use a Nikon D-90 with 4 lenses. Jan-March 2012 in northwestern Argentina, Brazil from south to north, and the western Caribbean. Dec 2012-Jan 2013 Southern Cone, Caribbean, Panama, Ecuador and Peru.