Thai villagers paddle a boat past a giant “leaning” Buddha statue as floodwaters inundate an ancient temple in Ayutthaya province, north of the capital Bangkok.  (Photo: AFP-Getty via the New York Post)


As our society, culture and technology grow more complex, ironically so does our fascination with the Amish, whose deliberately simple lives and avoidance of modern conveniences speak of an unhurried, peaceful existence. Descendants of the followers of Swiss Anabaptist Jakob Ammann, they immigrated to Pennsylvania from Europe in the early 18th century and set up communities that spread to New York, Ohio and Indiana, and they still live largely separated from the rest of the world.

The following are portraits of the Amish in America.


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