Category: Health and Community

Where the Patient Still Thinks…

Like a row of dolls, they sit in the clinic waiting room—a dozen or so 14- and 15-year-old girls—all dressed nearly identically in navy blue school uniforms. With the television blaring real-life…

Photography and Citizenship

This photoessay examines how visual literacy might be used as a tool to prevent HIV/AIDS with at-risk children and youth in Brazilian juvenile centers. Visual literacy can be understood as the…

Of the People, By the People, For the People

The children gather around me in a circle on the floor. I show them the small silver tape recorder and microphone I had promised to bring to class in this most rural of communities in El Salvador…

Changing the Untenable

Humberto started to pace back and forth across the floor of the cinder block home, cradling his son in his arms. There had to be a story. In the slum, no one had enough money to stay home…

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