Faces of Bougainville: A Pair of Eyes by the Red Door

He left his mom selling areca nuts by the street outside the office building,  followed us into the office, then stood by the door silently watching as we — a group of loud,… Continue reading

Contemplations of a Restless Mind

Yes, this image has been published here last year in a post entitled, “Macros and Close-ups 2: Surf”.  What is new with it is the fact that I’m using it as a header… Continue reading

Mother and Child 2: Adoration

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Green Island 2

Back from Fishing

Less than 10 minutes after arrival at the Sohano Ocean View Apartments (see Scenic Sohano), I was invited to the dock by  apartment owner Ralph Christen and then found myself and his two… Continue reading

Scenic Sohano

December 2012:  This was my third visit to Papua New Guinea and I was really excited because a week in Bougainville was part of the itinerary.  Once the center of a long and… Continue reading

Faces of Bougainville: Dock Boys

They hang out at the small dock where we board or dismount the boats that take us to and from the island where we stayed.  They try to catch my attention every time… Continue reading

Faces of Bougainville: Deep in Thought

I was part of a team that was consulting remote villages in Bougainville about community problems and the potential solutions.  While I was engaged in the discussions, I was also interested on the… Continue reading

Faces of Bougainville: Mother and Daughter

This image, my favorite amongst my Bougainville portraits, made me think  of the unusual role this mother and daughter play in the family.  Almost all the clans in Bougainville are matriarchal.  Intrigued by… Continue reading

Looking Into Development Issues in Post-Conflict Bougainville