1. Armenia wedding BBQ

    The day of my host sisters wedding before the church vows, BBQ. YUM!

  2. Malawi Tiwonge

    Tiwonge used to wash my floors and clothes and sometimes water my garden before it disappeared into shriveled brownness. For these tasks I paid for her school fees so that she could attend secondary school. I like Tiwonge, she’s feisty and smart though sometimes careless and uncaring but she pulls it off with also being sort of sassy. Her sassiness makes her carelessness seem purposeful as if she does it perhaps to back up being sassy or maybe to protect herself. Either way Tiwonge and I got...

  3. Malawi kawaza

    Outside my door a collection of children harshly rap at a mango tree with a long pole. The tree whackers have to shield their heads as they go in to retrieve the green rounds out of the dust. I love how things so gently collide around my house. Mango trees to me are exotic, a tree that grows far away from New England apple trees that don’t take up near the amount of sky and air space that the wide mango limbs do. But to see the exotic I have to duck my head, peeking under my laundry which is ...

  4. Philippines The Igorot

    The Igorot tribe, high in the Cordillera mountains, are one of the most well preserved examples of Philippine Culture. In a country colonized and overrun by both American and Spanish culture, seeing native Filipinos embrace their own heritage brings a new hope to the future of the nation.

  5. 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.

  6. Turkmenistan Families

    My family visiting my permanent site host family.

  7. St. Lucia PICTURESQUE POVERTY

      As one islander recently put it when referring to the social conditions of the island, “The problem for us is that our poverty is picturesque...”  How appropriate and astute. As any tourist might attest, the brightness of colors, the majestic scenery and the contrast of living conditions on St. Lucia make every view a postcard snapshot.  However, there is little about life here that is sterile or sanitized. That is not to say that everything posses a health risk. To the contrary, life her...

  8. Bulgaria 1st Day

    The first day of school is reason for celebration here in Bulgaria.

  9. Bulgaria Chess

    Loved seeing the old men playing chess in the park. It was like a seen from a movie, very surreal. 

  10. Bulgaria Snowmen can dance?

    Who knew snowmen could dance? Or shall I say snowgirls?

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