Faces of Bougainville: A Pair of Bright Eyes by the Green Foliage

Jessie T. Ponce Photography

“A Pair of Bright Eyes by the Green Foliage”; Autonomous Region of Bougainville, Papua New Guinea; December 2012

He opened the gate and warmly greeted us with a smile as my team and our guide nun entered the rescue center for women in conflict, a compound tucked in the middle of the jungle.  He didn’t utter a word but I can sense that he liked to be photographed.