Global Press Journal reporters carry their cameras as they work and live. The moments they capture highlight human connection across the globe.
Tecali de Herrera, Puebla, Mexico
Rodrigo Valdivia Jiménez chops away the leaves of an agave plant until just the heart, or piña, remains. Escuela de Mezcal Papalometl organized a workshop in Tecali de Herrera, Puebla, Mexico, about sustainability in the mezcal industry.
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Bayandalai, Umnugovi province, Mongolia
Buten-Itgel Rashzeveg, 2, plays with a lamb in Bayandalai, Umnugovi province, Mongolia. Herders typically shelter baby animals in gers, traditional dwellings, and burn dry manure inside to keep them warm.
Hasta Bahadur Shahi, 18, bathes his dog, Johny, in Karnali River in Dailekh, Nepal. He enjoys spending time with 1-year-old Johny in the river on Saturdays during school holidays.
Sainshand, Dornogovi province, Mongolia
Otgonchimeg Tsendsuren smiles next to a young camel she raised in Sainshand, Dornogovi province, Mongolia. Otgonchimeg, who owns 99 camels with her sister, makes and sells camel dairy products.
Jesús Azaid Piña López, a biologist and fellow in the Jóvenes Construyendo el Futuro (Youth Building the Future) program, checks bags of fungi at a laboratory in Puebla, Mexico. Mushrooms are isolated in a special environment to promote the growth of protected strains.
Makonde district, Zimbabwe
Dingane, 9, stands in his enclosure at Chinhoyi Caves Recreational Park in Zimbabwe. Dingane’s feeding times have been a popular tourist attraction since he was brought to the park in 2018.
Erdenet, Orkhon province, Mongolia
Altanshagai Altansan, a florist, sorts fresh flowers in Erdenet, Orkhon province, Mongolia. Altanshagai says the best part of her job is seeing women’s reactions when they receive bouquets.
Salvador Legarda arranges mano de león flowers into bouquets in Chihuahua, Mexico. Legarda says a freeze killed all his flowers in 2020, so he’s overjoyed to see his large plot of land painted orange with flowers ready to sell.
Puerto Iguazú, Misiones, Argentina
Arturo, a blue macaw, lives at the wild animal refuge Güirá Oga (“house of birds” in the Guaraní language) in Puerto Iguazú, Misiones, Argentina. Arturo was rescued from smugglers and became a permanent resident at the shelter, which rehabilitates animals and breeds endangered species with the aim of reintroducing them into the wild.
Cheddikulam, Vavuniya, Sri Lanka
Mutthaiya Manimekalan, left, and Manimekalan Thayalan make organic compost in their yard in Cheddikulam, Vavuniya, Sri Lanka. The government encouraged farmers to produce organic fertilizers during the time it banned chemical fertilizer imports.
Khan-Uul district, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
Budjargal Perenlei sells homegrown vegetables in Khan-Uul district, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. Her stall is part of an eco-friendly market that features organic vegetables, shelves made of recycled products, and paper bags, which encourage consumers not to use plastic.
Adampan, Mannar, Sri Lanka
Sellamuthu Selvakumar, left, and Nahenthiran Surenthar make compost in Adampan, Mannar district, Sri Lanka. The import of chemical fertilizers has been banned, so farmers hire help to make compost on their land.
Ikhtamir, Arkhangai province, Mongolia
Batbold Purevdorj mows the lawn at the Puntsog-Choindenlin Monastery in Ikhtamir, Arkhangai province, Mongolia. The grass grew long after the COVID-19 outbreak suspended all activities at temples and monasteries for months.
Kayts, Jaffna district, Sri Lanka
John Mary Visuvasam burns coconut shells in a pit in Kayts, Jaffna district, Sri Lanka. Coconuts are used for cooking, but the shells are typically discarded, so Visuvasam collects and burns them to make charcoal to sell.
Diego Calixto Hilario, 7, picks pericón, a type of marigold, in the countryside in Chilpancingo de los Bravo, Guerrero, Mexico. Pericón is related to the cempasúchil flower, a traditional decoration for the country’s annual Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead) celebrations.
Rogelio Gutiérrez, left, and Gabriel Ruiz López deconstruct palm-thatched shelters on the beach in Boca del Cielo in Chiapas, Mexico. Rising tides inundate the beach more often now, so shelters are taken apart to reuse the material.
Erdenebulgan, Arkhangai province, Mongolia
Altansukh Tonya, right, and a team of workers install a vacuum toilet next to his home in Erdenebulgan, Arkhangai province, Mongolia. Altansukh says, “Since this toilet uses suction, it does not allow waste to infiltrate the soil, so it will reduce soil pollution.”
Enkhbazar Darambazar, 12, milks a goat in Battsengel, Arkhangai province, Mongolia. Enkhbazar spends summers in the countryside with his family and helps with chores.
Doreen Mulimba and Agness Tembo toss maize to separate the grain from the husk in Chinyunyu, Rufansa district, Zambia.
A cicada exoskeleton remains on a tree branch in San Gabriel Chilac, Puebla, Mexico. Depending on the species, cicadas can live from two to 17 years underground before emerging as adults.
Kathiravelu Loganathan throws a fishing net near the Ponnalai Bridge in Karainagar, Sri Lanka. Fishermen like Loganathan will catch fish in the evenings to sell on the beach and bring home to their families.
Erdenebulgan, Arkhangai province, Mongolia
Tsogt-Ochir Damdin wraps flowers in plastic to prevent them from freezing in Erdenebulgan soum, Arkhangai province, Mongolia. Tsogt-Ochir says, “When my grandchildren are born, I plant a tree and assign it to each one of them.”
Malikaithidal, Mannar district, Sri Lanka
Thirunavukarasu Lalithakala uses a fan to clean rice, which allows the grains to fall to the ground, in Malikaithidal, Mannar district, Sri Lanka. This process, called winnowing, allows flakes and dust to be discarded in the wind.
Los Reyes la Paz, Mexico
Mayra Bernal, a member of CDMX Animal Save, offers water to pigs at Rastro Frigorífico La Paz, a slaughterhouse, in Los Reyes la Paz, Mexico. “We came to be with these animals who are on their way into the slaughterhouse, even if it’s just for a moment, to give them a little bit of love and attention – something they’ve been denied since birth,” Bernal says.