Felice sent me this article “Slum Visits – Tourism or Voyeurism?” from last week’s NYT and I couldn’t help but think about my “voyage” around the world. More than monuments and tourist spots I wanted to see and experience how people live. I was first and foremost an anthropologist, photographer, and traveler; not a tourist. But I quickly learned that there were still conflicting emotions involved, and I still was an outsider. Visiting the townships of South Africa [above] was eye opening and insightful, but at the same time we couldn’t help feel like we were on a twisted trip to the zoo, but with humans on display. On one of my visits I was fortunate enough to have “tour guides” from Operation Hunger, who work directly to improve and educate the very communities we were visiting. I even struggled as a photographer. I always have a camera on me, but now everyone else did too. And was it even appropriate to take pictures? Read more about “slum tourism” here and decide how you feel about it for yourself.