1. Kenya Basket ladies

    Local craft in my village

  2. Niger Tabaski Henna

    My host-sister in Niger washes her feet after applying henna in preparation of the celebration of Tabaski.  

  3. Dominica My House

    The village of Vieille Case lies in the northern part of Dominica, It’s built into a steep, Jagged hillside. With mountains to the west and ocean to the east, Its one of the most isolated villages on the island.. Difficult to get in and out of, It all depends if you can hitch a ride with one of the few passing cars or trucks. I lived on a hamlet of Vieille Case called Ambas (pronounced amber). between my house and the school I was teaching at was a large valley, so each day I would have to w...

  4. Niger Fishbowl

    These stares were a familiar sight as I wandered about Kantche, my village.  Luckily, these boys didn't insist on doing karate moves when I asked to take their picture.

  5. India Postscript to history

    All the attention to the 40th anniversary in 2009 of the Apollo 11 moon landing on July 20, 1969, reminded me of my own peculiar little footnote to this historic event. At the time, I was a Peace Corps volunteer living in the north-central Indian village of Rajnagar (rough translation: Kingston) where I was working, together with my colleague Jagdish Prasad Mishra, a "village level worker" (i.e., an agricultural extension agent), to help the local farmers increase their wheat...

  6. 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. 

  7. Guatemala Vigilance

    Isabel swings incense over the graves of her family on Dia de Todos Santos

  8. Guatemala Watching

    A Mayan couple watch dancing at a fair, dressed their best. 

  9. Guatemala Ring for the Dead

    A Mayan man rings the bell for each "muerto" in his family on Dia de Todos Santos

  10. Guatemala Carrying Yefferson

    An old grandmother carries her grandson, Yefferson, on her back while another grandchild peeks from the house

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