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W. Robert Moore. A group of Indians take a break from cultivating fields in the Andes. Andes. 1930s.

W. Robert Moore. Four men rest beside a fishing boat while one man mends a net. Nazare, Leiria, Portugal. 1930s.

W. Robert Moore. A man sits, weaving the traditional garment known as a “chamma”. Ethiopia, Africa. 1930s.

W. Robert Moore. Women wade in the rice field and plant shoots of rice. Java, Indonesia. 1930s.

W. Robert Moore (1899-1968) American photographer. He worked for several magazines in Detroit and taught science in Thailand. In 1931 he began working for the National Geographic magazine, was later appointed director of the foreign service, he achieved a ninety reportage on Africa, Asia and the Americas, during his tenure.