National Geographic : 1988 Jul
On Assignment RECOCIOUS and versatile as a child, he was fascinated by Roman emperors. At Dartmouth he played guitar with a rock band called Sphinx. It seemed inevitable that DAVID SOREN (right) would become an archaeologist and fulfill a teen age ambition-fueled by fantasy movies-"to find a lost city." "It's the day-to-day living that interests me," he says of the earthquake-entombed com munity he discovered at Kour ion, Cyprus (page 30). "I want to know what the place looked like and how it was experienced by its citizens." Chairman of the Department of Classics and Classical Archaeology at the University of Arizona, Soren has excavated in England, Italy, Portugal, Tuni sia, and Turkey, as well as Cyprus. An award-winning doc umentary filmmaker, he also teaches the history of cinema. To relax, he tends rare cactuses in his Tucson garden, noting that "if you try to think of any thing else, they bring you sharp ly back to the task at hand." THE PASSION Chileans feel for Chile pervades that land, from a central valley vineyard, where ALLEN BORAIKO (left)inter views a picker, to entrepreneur ial Santiago. "Whatever their politics, rich and poor alike want what's best for their coun try," Boraiko reports. Chile was a kettle under pressure, but Boraiko moved about freely, though occasionally dodging water cannon and tear gas. He became so intrigued by the country's "tough and tender" people that he has moved to Chile, after 12 years on the GEOGRAPHIC staff. Capturing magical moments is a goal of photographer DAVID ALAN HARVEY (left), who befriends a rancher's daughter in Patagonia. "I live with fam ilies to build up rapport; when people find out you're interested in their lives, they welcome you," he says. In 15 years for the GEOGRAPHIC, the ever exu berant Harvey has found simi larities among his subjects from Virginia to Kampuchea, Honduras to Vietnam.