1. Ukraine Soviet-era factory rubble

    Before the fall of the Soviet Union, the city of Konstantinovka bustled with more than 20 factories, which provided thousands of jobs. Today, less than a handful of factories remain in operation. Two PCVs stand atop the rubble.

  2. Ukraine My favorite english class

    I think I can safely say this was my favorite class while teaching in Stebnyk, in the Lvivska oblast of Ukraine. This was one day where they all wore traditional Ukrainian shirts to celebrate one of the many many many Ukrainian holidays. I just had to get in and take a picture with them. Now I have my own traditional Ukrainian blouse and love to wear it for my annual Ukrainian Christmas party back home.

  3. Kazakhstan Bug!

    After helping some of the local kids shovel some manure, we got to hang out and shoot the breeze. Here, one of the kids shows off one of the bugs that he found during his shoveling.

  4. Paraguay Man and horse

    My horse Bigote, (mustache) bonding with my host uncle who took care of him.

  5. Romania A Well-th of Sunlight

    Here's one of many "fontana" which I've catalogued in photos all around Romania...this one bathed in sunlight on a late day walk in Brebu.

  6. Kazakhstan The greatest PCV of them all!

    Students at a Rehabilitation Center in Pavlodar, Kazakhstan were given the chance to show off their knowledge of PC and a chance to "become a PCV".  Thanks to a local artist the citizens of Kazakhstan can become that mush closer to being a PCV.

  7. Ukraine "That Movement"

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  8. Morocco Tagine

    Traveling around the world photographing Peace Corps volunteers for my book Making Peace with the World, Photographs of Peace Corps Volunteers, I was introduced to a lot of unfamiliar food. Some good, some bad and some horrible. I tried it all.    I discovered Morocco, where I photographed Peace Corps volunteers Rebecca Luhrs, Juan Camilo Mendez and Muriel Johnston, has wonderful cuisine. Because of its location as a crossroads for trade and for many cultures there is a cornucopia of choices ...

  9. Micronesia Yap Day

    On the tiny Micronesian state of Yap Proper, each year Yap Day, a celebration of culture, is held. Men and women from villages all over the island prepare traditional costumes and dances to share. Even the youngest girls in the village are invited to participate.

  10. Mozambique Perspective

    While I was focused on the chameleon, they were focused on me. 

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