Bamboo is the primary material used to create scaffolding to construct buildings in Ethiopia.
Cracow Poland, 1990
This man was the cantor in the old Jewish synagogue adjacent to the cemetery where this picture was taken. He had worked as an x-ray technician which caused radiation to damage his hands.
Warsaw, Poland, 1990
This child is living in the state-run orphanage. Too young to read, the children identify their towels and toothbrushes with numbered playing cards.
Bucharest, Romania, 1993
During the communist period and during the early transition, stores had few goods, lines were long and crime was very low. People placed their shopping bags to hold their place in line while they did other things until it was their turn to shop.
Balti, Romania, 2000
Façade of an apartment building. Color was used to reduce the monotony of the architecture.
Rupurara, Zimbabwe, 2012
This mother and daughter (and another child, unseen, strapped to the back of the young girl) were walking in the back woods of Zimbabwe. I took their picture and then showed it to them on the camera. They had never seen themselves in a photo and were delighted.
Bobesti, Romania, 1995
Gorge Costache, a member of a sedentary Roma community on the outskirts of Bucharest, is an accomplished violinist.
Kernave, Lithuania, 1997
Mid-Summer, June 21 is the longest day of the year. It is celebrated in the Baltic States with people in native dress, partying and celebrating all night. This picture was taken about midnight.
Siauliai, Lithuania, 1997
Ronald Penton, the man on the right, oversaw the international work of Stockholm University’s Department of Social Work. He was a passionate, peripatetic, kind and incomparable teacher and implementer of social welfare programs during the transition in Central and Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union. He died in 2007 having influenced or transformed the social welfare systems of dozens of countries from Lithuania to Vietnam, leaving a great void in international social work. In this photo he is helping to design a building for a social service program in Lithuania.
Sophia, Bulgaria, 1992
David Tobis worked with UNICEF and the World Bank in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union to create community-based alternatives to prevent children, the disabled and the elderly from being placed in large residential institutions. He is standing in front of a UNICEF vehicle.