Ethan Hubbard is a photographer living in Vermont.
In 1963, at the age of 20, he left his traveling
companion and embarked on a trip to Mexico.
This, his first solo adventure, would prove to be a
turning point in his life, ultimately launching him on
a course of global documentary photography.
Hubbard recalled how he felt during that
“Away from family and friends, navigating my own
course, now my life was mine. I imagined villages
on the horizon where grandfathers with warmth
and wisdom would welcome me into their midst;
that shamans, vagabonds, mystics, and spotted
leopards were right around the bend in the road.
This was all true, I knew. Travel, life, potential, and
dreams all merged together for me on that journey
into the new world.”
It wasn’t until years later, after five years as an
elementary school teacher and ten years as deputy
director of the Vermont Historical Society, that
Hubbard became determined to make travel his
priority. Selling his house and land in northern
Vermont, he set out to live with and photograph
rural and indigenous people, a lifelong love affair
that has taken him to many corners of the world.
Now 72, Hubbard is bringing forth his thirteenth
book about people in a remote part of the world.
This time, a magical village called Treis Elies in the
Troodos Mountains of Cyprus.