About the Book
A Window to the World Through My Eyes takes you on a visual journey to India, Ghana, Niger and China.
While traveling to India, I was inspired to start writing about my experiences and observations of this unique culture. This lead to writing about my travels to West Africa and China.
This book is filled with anecdotes and humor yet I often touch on serious moral and ethical issues.
A Window to the World Through My Eyes is not only a travel book, but it is filled with intriguing photographs that reveal the daily lives of those living in Third World countries.
My given name "Ziva" means "ray of light", which turned out to be prophetic as I developed my photography skill and keen eye while working at a top Entertainment and Public Relations photography studio in Los Angeles. Growing up in South Africa, not only visually stimulated me by her natural beauty but also taught me tolerance to those less privileged then I. These attributes are depicted in my work. Exploring the four corners of this vast world is an addiction for me and as a photographer it fulfills me to be able to capture the various cultures and natural surroundings. I have traveled to over 30 countries. While traveling, I often volunteer my photographic services to several non-profit organizations as I feel that it is important to give back to those less fortunate than I. My images have been published in several newspapers, magazines, books and calendars and have been exhibited in Los Angeles.