1. Namibia Sunset at the railroad

    THis photo was taken at sunset outside my hut, the host family went to watch. Ongha Namibia

  2. Senegal Mamdou the Woodworker

    As part of my job as a Small Enterprise Development Agent in Senegal, I work with artisans to help them improve their business skills and market their goods. This is me with Mamadou Dioum, a woodworker from Diourbel at an Artisan Exposition in Dakar, Dec 2010.

  3. Thailand Golden Buddha & Home,

    Gold leave Buddha super-imposed over typical rural house.

  4. Guatemala Carol Ventura talking to La Jacaltequita members

    Officers of La Jacaltequita and I visited weavers in outlying villages twice a year. Here I’m discussing hair sashes with some of the members of the local chapter. The long hair of the Jacaltec women is wrapped with the same backstrap-woven hair sashes that they sold through the cooperative. American friends accompanied me on this trip to Limonar (a 6 hour walk from Jacaltenango) in 1979, including Anne Mulbry Cordon, the photographer.  

  5. Costa Rica Empanadas, anyone?

    Mom supporting a local fundraiser by helping out making some delicious empanadas! Custom is fry them on a wooden stove.

  6. Costa Rica Making Empanadas

    A group of moms planned a big fundraiser where they sold the most popular foods, one of them was empanadas filled with chicken rice or cheese or beans.  Super delicious! I joined them to learn how to make them and failed a few times but can say I learned pretty good lol

  7. Costa Rica On fire!

    This is the oven artisans in Guaitil de Santa Cruz use to burn the finalized pieces prior to selling them. It heats up to 1200 degrees using wood!

  8. Ukraine September 11th Across the Ocean

    The word for terrorist sounds the same in the three languages of my daily life -- English, Russian and Ukrainian. But I didn't want to write about the attacks on America in any language. There has been enough in the news, I wrote to one friend. I am in Ukraine, what do I know, I e-mailed another. The truth? I was scared I couldn't find the right words. Turns out, I didn't have to. A little girl in the fifth form at School Number 37 in Poltava found them for me. As we flipped though a copy o...

  9. Cameroon Last Day au village

    I woke up after a restful sleep around 8am, without an alarm, of course, and put on my running shoes for one last jog down my favorite path. The crisp air made for a comfortable jog. I took noticed of each house that I ran by and took in each rolling hill that I passed. I will unlikely to have a regular running path this beautiful for years to come. I waved at villagers along the way that I often see; likely the last time I would see those faces again. Returned home and heated water in...

  10. Peru making ceramics - the ancient way

    The ceramic artisans of Piura, Peru produce fine pieces of ceramic using the ancient techniques of the pre-Incan Vicús culture.  The first step is to knead the clay from the river beds.     In this pictures I'm learning to do just that, using the tradition tools to knead the clay: your feet.

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