A Cultura Franca is an element of cultural communication familiar to all of us. Photographic images can deliver the wildly exotic but tempered with familiar elements - a smile, the amused glint in an old man's eye. Photographs allow us to recognize the familiar features in an unfamiliar context. The sets of photos below are meant to tell stories of people and places in far off corners of the world. Click on the images to see the sets and the stories.