Éric Valli (born 1952 Dijon France) is a French photographer and film director.
Valli spent most of his career as a geographical photographer working for the National Geographic Magazine and The Sunday Times capturing more inaccessible locations in the world on camera. He specializes in mountain scenery and is an expert on the Himalaya Mountains, and in 1999 directed the adventure film Caravan about survival in the Himalayas starring Thinle Lhondup which became the first Nepalese film to be nominated for a Best Foreign Film Award at the Oscars.
Valli has also shot a documentary with Diane Summers on the Honey hunters of Nepal documenting honey hunting by the Gurung tribesmen of west-central Nepal. In it, they enter the jungle in search of wild honey where they use indigenous tools under precarious conditions to collect honey.
Valli has received 3 World Press Awards for his work Chasseurs de Miel (1988), Chasseurs des Ténèbres (1991) and Les enfants de la poussière (1991).
In case anyone wanted to know what a lightening strike can do to the body- given that they survive.
I’ve reblogged this before but I didn’t know it was from a lightning strike. That’s insane.
-Some friends and I were hit on a school yard when I was a child! Memories….
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Debbie Harry in L.A., 1977
Rep Fest: I feel like in the Classic Rock/Music fandom a lot of people are really preoccupied with the British Invasion artists and other white artists (ie: Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly etc, etc.) They don’t seem to know about some of the black artists that were making just as big of a splash in America at that time. So, I thought this was a good time to showcase some of the awesome black men and women who were making great music at that time.
The Supremes - Chuck Berry
The Temptations - Martha Reeves and the Vandellas
Sister Rosetta Tharpe - Little Richard
James Brown - The Marvelettes
Aretha Franklin - The Isley Brothers