The Foreign Service Journal, July-August 2022

Please submit your favorite, recent photograph to be considered for Local Lens. Images must be high resolution (at least 300 dpi at 8” x 10”, or 1 MB or larger) and must not be in print elsewhere. Include a short description of the scene/event, as well as your name, brief biodata and the type of camera used. Send to . 90 JULY-AUGUST 2022 | THE FOREIGN SERVICE JOURNAL LOCAL LENS BY JAMES TALALAY n NAMANGAN, UZBEKISTAN N on is a circular, puffy loaf of bread, a staple of the Uzbek diet, eaten fresh at every meal. The bread is made everywhere, every minute, usually in small bakeries hidden behind houses, tucked down alleys. Distribution is equally humble and local, frequently carried out by a group of kids with a wheelbarrow. Current global supply chain disruptions are not applicable to this tradition. n James Talalay is a photographer and FS family member, married to Public Diplomacy Officer Sarah Talalay. They are cur- rently posted in Tashkent, on their fourth tour. He took these photographs with a Fujifilm X-E4 and 10-24mm lens. See more of James’ work at