Marla Mossman

Photographer Marla MossmanMarla Mossman is an international photographer, artist and poet who has traveled extensively documenting the human condition. As a Photographer and the Founder and Director of the non-profit Peace Caravan project, Marla Mossman has traveled alone from Jerusalem, Israel to X’ian, China by car, foot, horse, mule and camel to document places of historical and religious significance along The Silk Road.

Her work explores the Silk Road’s heritage, spirituality and her own connection to Buddhism, Taoism, Judaism, Christianity, Hinduism, and Islam. This quest has taken Mossman on six solo expeditions through the region. Most recently returning to China circling the remote Taklamakan Desert.

In 2008 she visited the Middle East where she departed from Turkey traveling overland through Syria and Jordan to Israel documenting the Mediterranean terminus of the ancient trade routes and desert origins of the three great religions. In 2005 she traveled to Afghanistan working with the Ministers from the Department of Transportation and Education in Kabul. She was the foreigner and woman to visit Waras, a remote part of Central Afghanistan on horseback, with donkey and mules.

Marla has hiked and backpacked to an altitude of 18,000 ft in the Himalayas to obtain her photographs. She has traveled extensively in Europe and the UK, Peru, Turkey, Thailand, Nepal and Indonesia and backpacked the Inca Trail and the High Sierras.

Marla Mossman currently resides in New York.

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  1. “I wanted to thank you for the photo walk yesterday and the great advice you gave. I had a great time and a learned a lot about shooting in the field. One of the thing that stuck out to me was your ability to see a photograph developing and I think that is what I am going to apply to my photography going forward. Your ability to pick things out as they were happening was truly a great thing to witness.

    Also, I had a chance to look at your website and your organization and I must say, you are truly an inspiration to me.

    Thank you again!”

    – Erik Teng

  2. “I was in the photo workshop in central park this past saturday and I just wanted to email you and say it was nice meeting you and hearing your tips and thoughts about different photographic situations. I enjoyed it very much.

    I attached a few images I took that day.

    Thanks again”

    – John

  3. “I want to thank you again for your outstanding instruction at yesterday afternoon’s workshop at Grand Central. In the first 5 minutes you pulled me from my comfort zone, having me go manual focus. You also opened my eyes to the metering modes, I was using evaluative 100% of the time, I will be practicing and mastering these two techniques in future outings. I also appreciated the start from the very beginning – basics. A great brush up on what is now taken for granted by me. Don’t be surprised to see me in future workshops, both the same and different venues. Excellent job, not a single negative comment or complaint.”

    – Matthew

  4. “Well I have reached India with a good time in USA and memories unforgettable. I had a lovely session with you(Composition in the field at SoHo). I followed this with Advanced Training Techniques session with Stan in Atlanta.

    Over all my DPA interaction was very good and you have really put an impact. Hope to see you soon again. Nevertheless our conversation over the mails would continue.

    I would always appreciate your vital tips , links and sharing to enhance my photography skills.”

    – Vinod Chauhan

  5. “I just want to thank you for the class yesterday at Grand Central. You were a terrific instructor and Jerry and I totally enjoyed the day. It was a big plus that we also got some really good photos.

    Thanks again.”

    – Marjorie Levine

  6. “I am an experienced amateur photographer, with broad photographic interests. A recent portfolio review showed that my travel photography, while positive in some aspects, lacks personal connection and intimacy with people that I meet in my travels. I decided to focus on this weakness in the recent DPA workshop in Harlem, New York City.

    Marlas sked each of the students for their goals for the workshop, then took positive steps to help achieve them. In my case, I could not have found a better instructor Marla instantly develops rapport with people in the street, based on her geniune interest in everyone she encounters. She engaged in several conversations, resulting in excellent photographic opportunities for all of us. She set such an example that I was able to approach several people on my own, coming away with memorable experiences and photographs.

    I always recommend DPA workshops to friends traveling to new locations. I cn no specifically recommend Marla as a great instructor to hlp bring your people and street photography to a new level. Thanks for a great experience!”

    “Marla, Thanks so much for your kindness this afternoon. Your composition in the field workshop in Harlem was beyond my expectations.
    Here are my favorites. I hope you like them…”

    – Juan Zapata

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