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Land of Turmoil: Lava Beds National Monument

Lava flows from the Medicine Lake Volcano shaped the Lava Beds landscape, creating a wide range of habitats for a diverse, and sometimes surprising, array of flora and fauna

This can be a forbidding place, a world foreign to outsiders. Medicine Lake is a shield volcano that’s been active for 500,000 years. Its eruptions, from surface vents have been gentle rather than explosive. The eruptions resulted in a low, gently sloping shield-like profile.

The Modoc and their ancestors called Lava Beds home for over 10,000 years. Following the rhythm of nature, they roamed this land freely until they were forcibly moved to the Klamath Reservation in nearby Oregon.

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By Kinan Faham

Kinan Faham(the Silent Camera) is a software guy with interests in visual and sonic arts. Through photography and video, he captures the extraordinary in the ordinary.

His renderings bring out the beauty of his subjects in unexpected ways. With films, usually accompanied by music, the viewer is often overcome with many mixed emotions.

Kinan was born in the oldest continually inhabited city in the world and moved to the states for graduate school in 2006. He has been in the Boston area since 2016. Prior to Boston, Kinan lived in NY, CT and PA.

For him, art is a hobby that also forms an essential, inseparable part of his being..

He says, "I capture the world in still motion..."

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