Richard Sitler

Volunteer: Richard Sitler


Richard Sitler is an experienced photojournalist who grew up in Knightstown, IN. Sitler is a graduate of Blackburn College in Carlinville, IL and has also studied at The Salt Institute for Documentary Studies in Portland, ME. He has worked at newspapers in Ohio, Indiana, New Hampshire and New Jersey.  From 2000 to 2002 Sitler took a break from his photojournalism career to serve as a Peace Corps volunteer in Jamaica. Sitler served as an at-risk youth advisor to the Lluidas Vale All Age School.  In 2006 Sitler returned to Jamaica as a Crisis Corps volunteer (now called Peace Corps Response) where he served as a Curriculum Developer for a community youth training center in Ewarton, St. Catherine.

2000 - 2002

Contributions from Richard Sitler

  1. Mali Joking Cousins

    I traveled around the world photographing Peace Corps volunteers for a book, Making Peace with the World, Photographs of Peace Corps Volunteers that is being published by Other Places Publishing. I photographed Peace Corps volunteers in 22 countries on five continents. My subject in Mali, Peace Corps volunteer Audra Helser serving as a Health volunteer in Kouoro Village in the Sikasso Region, was very good about getting me introduced to the culture of her country and to the citizens of ...

  1. 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 ...

  2. Mongolia Looking for the right word in Zuunmod

    Communication can be challenging. Mongolia PCV Jocelyn Sarmiento tries to find the right word to convey what needs to be done as she shows it to her counterpart in a dictionary. Jocelyn serves in the health sector and is attached to the local Health Department for the Mongolian Ministry of Health. She lives and works in Zuunmod in Mongolia's Central Province, Töv aimag.   I took this photo while traveling around the world documenting Peace Corps volunteers for a book, "Making Peace with...

  3. Mali Haircut in Mali

      PCV Audra Helser gives her boyfriend, PCV Ben Arnold, a haircut on the porch of the transit house in Koutiala, Mali. Both Helser and Arnold are from Ohio, but did not know each other until meeting in Peace Corps. Ben was in the group ahead of Audra's group.      I met Audra and Ben, who have since COS'ed and are now married and living in Chicago, while I was traveling around the world photographing Peace Corps volunteers. My photographs are compiled in a book titled, "Making Peace wi...

  1. Bulgaria Baba Choir

      A Bulgarian Baba choir performs a wedding dance in Dobarsko part of Razlog municipality, Blagoevgrad Province. This choir is in the community that Peace Corps volunteer Joe Waling lives. One of the women in the choir is Joe's host mother.        The Church of Theodore Tyro and Theodore Stratales is located in Dobarsko and dates back to at least 1614, but some claim 1122. The church is a destination for tourists and the choir performs for the visitors.      I took this low quality video with...

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