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Eric Fichtl

WELCOME

Thank you for visiting. This website features my photography and writing. Learn a bit more about me.

<p>A woman waits at a level crossing in Buenos Aires.</p>
PHOTOS

Here is a random sample of my photos. Visit my galleries for many more.


<p>Greenhouses form an abstract pattern in a valley more than a stone's throw away.</p>
<p>Umm, right.<br /></p>
<p>Jorge Bernal was mayor of the rural town of Tame in 2003, when my colleague Garry Leech and I interviewed him about the war engulfing his region. Here he shrugs off a fax from the FARC guerrillas denouncing him as a 'narcoparamilitary'.<br /></p>
<p>A breathtaking panorama from a clifftop in the Chapada dos Guimarães National Park, in western Brazil.</p>
<p>In Buenos Aires, a stencil proclaims 'The dingo ate my baby' beside a sticker of a local variant of Shepard Fairey's 'Obey' giant. That is, an Australian mother's cry of despair from a real-life case in 1980, channeled by Meryl Streep in a 1988 US film and amplified to absurdity in 1990s TV series from <em>Seinfeld</em> to <em>The Simpsons</em>, appears alongside a sticker riffing on a US street artist's work (itself a rendering of Andre the Giant, a deceased pro wrestler, paired with a line from a 1988 John Carpenter film, <em>They Live</em>) while invoking the arcane Spanish verb form barely used outside Iberia or churches – and they somehow come together on an electric box in Argentina's capital in 2015. It sort of makes sense. Or not. No idea.</p>
<p>Scenery along a trail toward Crusc and other peaks in the Dolomites.</p>
<p>Colombian national police round up unfamiliar faces in Tame, Arauca.</p>
<p>A view of spires and towers in Quedlinburg on a winter's day.</p>
TEXTS

A lot of what I write professionally carries no by-line. Here are some of the works I have put my name to.