The Foreign Service Journal, May 2014

82 MAY 2014 | THE FOREIGN SERVICE JOURNAL LOCAL LENS BY RON SAVAGE n HAITI Enter your favorite, recent photograph to be featured in Local Lens. Images must be high resolution (at least 300 dpi at 8 x 10”) and must not be in print elsewhere. Please submit a short description of the scene/event, as well as your name, brief biodata and the type of camera used, to O 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. n 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.