I used to take photos when I worked for the paper, and then you never saw me without a camera in Albania (for UNDP). My strategy is to take many photos and the odds are, one of them will be pretty good. Here are some of my photos that I like:
Mother and son in Kukes, in the north of Albania. They lost family members to mines exploding in the mountains – left over from the conflict on the Kosovo border
Kids in Kukes, Albania
Kids in Kukes, outside of their school, Albania
Kids in Kukes, Albania in their old school (pictured). They’re waiting for their new school to finish construction.
Life in remote, mountainous Kukes, Albania
Nurse in front of newly built nursing station in remote and mountainous northern Albania. I like her pose.
Tropoja ferry, on the way to Valbona, Albania
A charming stone house, abandoned in the valley, high in the mountains of Thethi, Albania. It was quite a hike to get up there.
The locals are having a meeting in Thethi, Albania, talking about eco tourism in their village.
Summer Day celebrations in Berat, Albania
Some cute boys want their picture taken in Llogara National Park, Albania
Dhermi, Drimades beach, Albania
Dhermi village, Albania
Bunker on the Adriatic, outside Tirana, Albania
Waste management was a problem. Burning garbage was a popular solution. Albania
Life in Tirana, the entrance to the blokku is on the other side of the river, where the pink buildings are
Posters are part of a campaign to inform people about development efforts in the country (anybody remember the Millennium Development Goals?) Taiwan Park, Tirana, Albania
Roma street kid, Tirana
Can you tell I fell in love with Albania? Here’s a few non-Albania shots I like:
Marina somewhere in Greece, not far from Thessaloniki
Then mayor of Mojkovac, in Montenegro. I interviewed him about development efforts in the town – a cleanup from mining pollution, and eco-tourism. Get a look at his handlebars!
North shore of Lake Superior, Canada