The Foreign Service Journal - May 2014 - page 82

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MAY 2014
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THE FOREIGN SERVICE JOURNAL
LOCAL LENS
BY RON SAVAGE
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HAITI
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n a recent trip to visit a USAID soil and water conservation project in southeastern
Haiti, I lagged behind the group to take a few pictures of the landscape. Within a few
seconds, I happened to notice a couple of young girls collecting firewood as they
walked toward me. I asked them if I could take their picture, and they politely smiled
for me. I rewarded them with a pack of chewing gum. As a result they followed us around for
the next hour or so, attempting to get into as many pictures as they could. Despite the hardship
imposed by collecting firewood, they were very spirited and photogenic.
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Ron Savage, who calls the southwestern United States home, is the deputy office chief with USAID’s Of-
fice of Food for Peace in Haiti. He has worked in 10 different countries and finds Haiti to be among the
most photogenic. He took this picture with a Canon 60D, Canon 28-135, F 8 1/200 at IS 200.
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