Dede Pickering retired from the corporate world and became a world traveler and photographer...it's just that simple and that complex. She has traveled to Antarctica, Mongolia, Tibet, Nepal, Bhutan, Burma, China, Cambodia, Peru, Patagonia, Kosovo, Albania, Rwanda, New Zealand, Guatemala, South East Asia and has made multiple trips to Africa and India, but her passion is the Himalayan Region.
Dede is involved with CARE, a global private humanitarian organization, and started the Women’s Initiative, aimed at connecting American women professionals with women in the developing world. She is also a member of the Explorers Club in New York.
Exploring her website with its remarkable photographs of different cultures, I stopped by her statement, of which this is excerpted:
Dede's galleries are a delight for those of us who love travel photography at its best. You'll know what I mean when you do.
"The lens of my camera allowed me to look inside the lives of others and blur the differences."