1. Madagascar Island of Lemurs

    This little boy was so enthusiastic to have his picture taken, and he had the perfect background!  The natural beauty of this little island off the northern coast of Madagascar was truly one of a kind!

  2. Mali Waiting

    This photograph was taken during a cervical cancer screening training workshop I carried out in a hospital in Kita, Mali.  The woman depicted had volunteered to be screened during the practical session with doctors and midwives, and was waiting for her appointment.

  3. China Trust

    A random street in Chengdu

  4. Niger Guerwol Beauty Contest

    Every year, hundreds of Wodaabe herders gather in the desert for the Guerwol festival, a celebration consisting of dancing, singing, and a traditional male beauty pageant.  The men paint their faces red and line their lips and eyes in black.  They bare their teeth and widen their eyes, as these features are considered most attractive.  I was fortunate enough to witness the festival in 2009.

  5. Kazakhstan Inviting the New Year

    As an OCAP volunteer I am involved in promoting activities that bring together the colleagues of Samal Center, a rehabilitation center for disabled children and youth. As 2011 approaches, the country of Kazakhstan celebrates with Grandfather Frost and Snow Granddaughter, rather than Santa Clause and his elves. Here we see Grandfather Frost performing a traditional song while the colleagues dance together and sing along.  

  6. Bulgaria Merry Christmas!

    Getting ready to celebrate with their annual Christmas program, 5 kindergarteners at the Roma kindergarten in Samokov Bulgaria stop for a photo op while sporting their new Santa hats! 

  7. Lesotho Reading New Books

    This student is reading new books provided by The African Library Project.  The students worked hard to get through primary school despite their daily battle with the elements. 

  8. Niger Mr. President

    The solemn and proud president of a Peace Corps-initiated student government, in Kollo, Niger.

  9. Niger At the Feet of the Chief

    Eid ul-Fitr (the celebration of the end of Ramadan) started a few days after I arrived in my site. I lived near the village chief, and while I was walking by his house one day during this celebration, he pulled me into his entryroom to sit next to him and observe these men serenading him.

  10. Lesotho Next Generation

    My husband served in the tiny country of Lesotho from 1977-1979.  31 years later he returns, bringing me and our two sons (12 and 10 years old) to meet his family there.  Nothing felt more amazing than feeling the love his former co-workers and friends have for Kenton.  As fresh and deep - like he had never left.  We sensed the honor and pride in their voices and actions --we all became one family.   To celebrate my husband's friend and former PC co-worker, Simon, arranged for us to travel up...

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“Sunset at the Railroad” by PCV Nicholas Baylor Hall. Namibia, 2011.