Global Press Journal reporters carry their cameras as they work and live. The moments they capture highlight human connection across the globe.
Sunita Adhikari holds her 7-month-old daughter, Swastika Adhikari, while Shanta Rai, a health care worker, administers medicine at Shankha Park in Kathmandu, Nepal. The government provides free vitamin A tablets and other medicine to children between the ages of 6 months and 5 years to improve health and decrease child mortality.
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Sabrina Palazzo and her mother, Alcira Pereyra, study a feminist mural in an exhibit at the Recoleta Cultural Center in Buenos Aires, Argentina. “I came to get vaccinated, and we took advantage of [the outing] to walk around,” Pereyra says.
Erdenet, Orkhon Province, Mongolia
Gantulga Ankhaa, who is temporarily repairing bikes to earn an income, adjusts a bicycle rim in Erdenet city, Orkhon province, Mongolia. Since automobile traffic is suspended to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, more people are riding bicycles to work. “Instead of sitting idly at home doing nothing just because the work is suspended,” Gantulga says, “it is important for a young person to keenly observe and be aware of what could be done given the circumstances of any given time, to be able to identify opportunities and to use them properly.”
Mexico City, Mexico
Santiago, 6, and Carolina, 10, siblings who requested anonymity out of concern for their safety, and Alexa Maya, 7, center, learn how to hula-hoop from Emily Espíndola, right, during a tianguis, a food market in the traditional agricultural area known as the chinampa zone in Xochimilco, Mexico City.
Chilpancingo, Guerrero, Mexico
José Alonso Castro, known to his friends as Jack Ramón, performs juggling acts on Avenida Juan N. Álvarez in Chilpancingo de los Bravo, Guerrero, Mexico. Urban artists like Alonso came together on one of the city’s main streets to commemorate World Circus Day.
María Judith Olivera prepares sugarcane guarapo, a sweet juice she sells to people visiting Calle Norzagaray in the historic district of Old San Juan, Puerto Rico. Olivera, who harvests the sugarcane herself, learned how to make guarapo from her family.
Tapiwa Ndahwi cuts sugarcane into pieces to plant at a farm in Chiredzi, Zimbabwe. After harvesting, the farm will supply the sugarcane to local companies that process sugar.
From left , Everine Kavugho, Kavira Kibwana, Marigeritte Rembeka and Kyakimwe Hangi prepare beans for a pre-wedding ceremony in the Kikimba district of Kirumba, Democratic Republic of Congo. Fried beans are a popular food at ceremonies in the region.
Jorham Dorival blows into a conch shell to signal to other fishermen to gather on Damassin Beach in the commune of Côteaux, Haiti. Dorival says, “As soon as they hear the sound, they know it’s time to go to sea to work. I like this way of communicating; it's unique to us.”
Martín Hernández, 8, and Alonso Prado, 10, members of the Rarámuri community, rest after dancing during a Holy Week celebration in Norogachi, Chihuahua, Mexico. Holy Week, or Semana Santa, is considered the most important festival of the year.
Kuda Matemadanda adjusts his rod while fishing at Mutirikwi River in Masvingo, Zimbabwe. Matemadanda, who has worked as a gardener at this plot of land by the river for 20 years, enjoys fishing on his days off.
Zury Barrera and Abril García scoop ice cream for customers at the Bro-Vix ice cream shop in Tecámac de Felipe Villanueva, Mexico. The shop was closed for three months last year due to the coronavirus pandemic, and although only eight customers are allowed inside at a time, sales have recently increased.
Jaffna, Sri Lanka
Muthiah Kuganeswaran weaves a box made of palm leaves in the Kokkuvil area of Jaffna, Sri Lanka. Kuganeswaran, who has been in business for more than 40 years, says there is a labor shortage for making palm boxes, which are used for agricultural and domestic purposes.
Kasibante Eldad plasters the exterior of a new home in the Kawempe division of Kampala, Uganda. Affordable housing is in demand as people move from rural areas to the capital city in search of better living conditions.
San Cristóbal de las Casas, Mexico
The interior of a foam rubber scale model of a church is displayed in San Cristóbal de Las Casas, Mexico. Juan Noé Pérez Santiz, 16, who started making models of churches in 2015, wants to study architecture.
Elson Matorofa installs flooring in a building in Harare, Zimbabwe. Matorofa says he hopes the number of coronavirus cases continues to decrease because lockdowns have affected his ability to work.
Oaxaca de Juárez, Mexico
Adriana Pascual experiments with a silk-screen printing technique at her friend’s studio in Oaxaca de Juárez, Oaxaca, Mexico. Pascual, who is preparing for her first gallery exhibit, prints pages from her diary, which document her most difficult experiences as a woman.
Jules Muhindo Nzondero removes the hair from a cowhide at a tannery in Kahandabale, a district of Kayna, in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Nzondero is learning how to tan, which is the process of treating animal hides to produce leather goods.
Ana Patricia Téllez holds her 11-month-old rabbit, Choco, as he gets vaccinated for rabbit hemorrhagic disease in Mexico City. The disease was eradicated in the country in 1993, but new outbreaks have emerged in northern Mexico. “I like spending time with him,” Téllez says. “We run together, and I throw stuffed animals for him to chase.”
Nakato Mugabi, 3, practices boxing at Ella Martial Arts Academy in Ndejje, Wakiso district, Uganda. Coach Kigozi Abbey, who also coaches boxers at a national level, founded the academy in 2015.
Isidro Solano Bernardino makes control lines in the area’s ejido, or communal land, to prevent the spread of fires during this year’s fire season in the Llanos de Tepoxtepec community in Guerrero, Mexico. Solano leads the community’s unofficial fire brigade.
Batjargal Choijiljav carves a wooden horse at his home in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. Batjargal, who has carved 14,400 wooden horses over his 25-year sculpting career, says a single mistake would be irreversible and make the sculpture worthless.
Thaya Pithaya signs a mural she painted with fellow artist Mitthu on the wall of a home in the Jardines de San José neighborhood in Puebla, Mexico. The mural represents the role homes have played during the pandemic, and the refuges and spaces for discovery they have become.
Lkhagvasuren Ulamnemekh pours candle wax into a mold after adding color and essential oil at her home in Mongolia’s Arkhangai province. Lkhagvasuren, who is a teacher, began making body scrubs, bath bombs, eco-soaps and other items during the coronavirus lockdown.