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Since 1999, I have been using my stories and photos to share the beauty and incredible social wealth, as well as the challenges of the children and people I meet during my travels. By raising awareness and telling the stories of the voiceless, I aim to, in my small way, help spread compassion, love and hope.

Amman Imman, Arr Issudar

Amman Imman, Arr Issudar

The Tuaregs have a saying, and it begins with "Amman Imman, Arr Issudar" (Water is Life, Milk is Hope). Of ...
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Predestined

Predestined

My destiny has been forged around the meanings of my name: Ariane Alzhara Kirtley ...
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Patience

Patience

What does patience mean? It means to look at the thorn and see the rose, to look at the night ...
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Homeward Bound

Homeward Bound

I am home in the unfamiliar, in the discovery, in the discomfort of the unknown ...
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Service

Service

In this picture, a young girl enjoys abundant and clean water for the first time, after Amman Imman built a ...
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First Kiss

First Kiss

First kiss. First love. Fassely and Mariama in adoration, lounging on a pirogue drifting along the Niger River. Reminds me ...
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Home

Home

Oh desert of the Sahara ...
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Best Friends

Best Friends

I could not be more blessed to have such an international family of beloved ones ...
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Being

Being

Soriya running across a Saharan dune ...
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Alzhara Walking

Alzhara Walking

I have created “Alzharawalking” to post reflections, stories, and encounters inspired and facilitated by my world walking ...
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Homeless, Not Hopeless

Homeless, Not Hopeless

This homeless man sits in front of a bright yellow bourgeois mansion, always in the sun, in one of my ...
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Péripatéticienne

Péripatéticienne

“Ariane, you are a péripatéticienne!” jokingly declared my friend Issouf. I had just declined his offer for a ride to ...
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