Zohrab, November, 2009, Amman, Jordan.
I first met Zohrab in September, 1979 in New York. He was His Majesty King Hussein of Jordan's photographer; I was a young reporter covering the King's address to the United Nations General Assembly, as well as his meetings in New York.
Since then, Zohrab has become something of a legend in Jordan. He traveled with and photographed King Hussein and members of the Royal Family for many years. After King Hussein succumbed to cancer, Zohrab switched his focus to landscape and nature photography.
Zohrab is the author of ten stunning photography books. His award-winning work has appeared in countless magazines and other publications and was featured on CNN's "Inside the Middle East." Zohrab continues to take portraits of the Jordanian Royal Family. He also trains his lens on special features and events. Besides his diverse photography work, Zohrab is the managing director of The Capital Amman magazine.
I was thrilled when Zohrab agreed to provide landscape photography tips in Petra during our Journey to Jordan March 1-8. A last-minute cancellation has left one space available for this trip. It's a unique opportunity to see one of the New Seven Wonders of the World - and other historic sites - through the eyes of a master photographer! If interested, please contact me by February 1.
Meanwhile, my clever friend Maryam's blog My Marrakesh is a finalist in the 2010 Weblog Awards competition. Many of you are familiar with Maryam's lovely blog blending design, style, travel and shopping - always shopping - as well as references to her human rights work. So please go here and scroll to the right to vote for My Marrakesh under the Best African Weblog category.