Global Press Journal reporters carry their cameras as they work and live. The moments they capture highlight human connection across the globe.
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.
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.”
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.
Inuvil, Sri Lanka
Vigneswaran Vidushan collects beets from a gardener in Inuvil, a village in Jaffna, Sri Lanka. He’ll transport the beets to an outer district market for 80 Sri Lankan rupees (40 cents) per bag.
Mexico City, Mexico
Rosalba Moreno takes pictures of her son’s dog, Dobby, during Schoener Club, a canine training session in downtown Mexico City. “It’s been difficult for him to learn to obey; he gets really distracted,” says Moreno, who has brought Dobby to five training sessions.
Copoya Chiapas Mexico
María Elena Jiménez Tevera harvests cuchunuc flowers in front of her restaurant, Doña Mary, in Copoya, Chiapas, Mexico. Cuchunuc, an edible flower that blooms in the springtime, is used in dishes like quesadillas, pizza and baked tamales.
While guarding his maize fields from monkeys, Tawanda Nyorovai passes the time by crushing stones to sell to builders in Masvingo, Zimbabwe. When the maize is ripe, monkeys become a nuisance because they search for food in the fields.
Orkhon Province, Mongolia
Ochgerel Batbayar bottle-feeds a newborn goat at her home in Orkhon, a soum in Mongolia’s Bulgan province. “Sometimes I talk to them as if I am with my friends,” she says with a smile. “It seems to me that they understand my conversations.”
Armando Ceveriano uses bioconstruction techniques to build a home kitchen in Mexico’s Nayarit state. Ceveriano incorporated bioconstruction into his process seven years ago, after he learned how the construction industry was environmentally invasive and harmful to people’s health.
Inuvil, Sri Lanka
Sundaram Baladevan plows the soil at a tobacco planation in Inuvil, a village in Jaffna, Sri Lanka. Egrets, a type of heron, wait to eat the earthworms and insects he uncovers.
Mexico City, Mexico
Rosa María Guerrero and her 7-month-old cat Rosita wait their turn at a free sterilization clinic at Felipe Ángeles Park in Mexico City. The local government started the sterilization campaign to cut down on the number of stray dogs and cats. “Rosita and her siblings were abandoned in the street,” Guerrero says, “and my son rescued them.”
Umnugovi Province, Mongolia
An abandoned camel, whose foot froze after it was left for 20 days without food on the side of a road, gets a foot massage from Suvdaa Tumurbaatar, left, and Zorigtbaatar Bolormaa in Umnugovi province, Mongolia. When Suvdaa heard about the injured camel, she brought it home and bandaged its foot with medicinal herbs and a melted butter called “shar tos.”
Adampan, Sri Lanka
Samathu Mohamathu Muharsin spreads fertilizer and pesticides on his paddy crop in Adampan, Mannar district, Sri Lanka.
Sornapuri, Sri Lanka
Farmers Anthonipillai Asaippillai, left, and Sebamalai Dilsan clean an irrigation canal in Sornapuri, a village in Sri Lanka’s Mannar district. The volunteers remove grasses and shrubs when they begin to block the canal, which transports water from Kattukarai, the area’s largest reservoir.
Rutila Osorio Rodríguez carefully assembles bouquets of sunflowers that she grew in Santa María Colotepec, a town in Oaxaca, Mexico. “People from the community are buying them from us,” Osorio says. “Even people who are in the United States are sending us orders to be delivered to their relatives who are here.”
Geaorge Kitimbili cuts the fruit from an oil palm tree on his land about 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Kisangani, Democratic Republic of Congo. Kitimbili extracts the oil from the fruit to sell.
San Cristóbal de las Casas, Mexico
From left, Porfirio Santis Gómez, 6, Claudia Santis Santis, 12, Angel Santis Gómez, 12, and Maria Santis Santis, 9, inspect one of the succulent plants they have been caring for at their homes in Tlaxcala, a neighborhood in San Cristóbal de Las Casas, Mexico. The children learned to grow succulents so they can sell the plants for 15 Mexican pesos (73 cents) each.
Jaffna, Sri Lanka
Cleopas Sivakumari and her son, Cleopas Mayuran, 13, collect sea snails to include in their curry dinner in Jaffna, Sri Lanka. In the evenings, local women often collect sea snails to eat and sell.
Mayagüez, Puerto Rico
Ras Waly, left, and Kevin Otero admire the sunset while playing music in Mayagüez, Puerto Rico.
Punta Cometa Oaxaca Mexico
Itay Refaely, who is from Israel, and Van Dien, from Vietnam, enjoy the sunrise in Punta Cometa, a popular tourist spot in Mazunte, Oaxaca, Mexico. Despite the coronavirus pandemic, visitors from all over the world continue to come to this community ecological reserve situated on Mexico’s outermost point in the Pacific Ocean to replenish their energy and enjoy the scenery.
Oyunsuvd Enkhbold, front, and Mishigsuren Namjil look through binoculars while on a date to a 10-meter-high observation tower in the forest known locally as Tujiin Nars, in Mongolia’s Selenge province. From 1986 to 2002, large fires destroyed 70% of the pine forest. After rehabilitation projects, 70,805 hectares (273 square miles) of the forest were restored. It’s now a national park.
Kiwanga, Mokono, Uganda
Daniel Enebeli, founder and CEO of biotech startup Protein Kapital, explains how he uses black soldier flies to convert food waste into high-value protein for livestock and fish foods in Kiwanga, a town in Uganda’s Mukono district.
Dorothy Chishiri cuts dried branches from the shrubs around her home in Rusike, a rural area east of Harare, Zimbabwe. Chishiri says firewood is scarce in this part of the village and at times she has had to walk more than 20 kilometers (12 miles) in search of firewood.
Ganbold Lkhamaa compresses cans and plastic bags and containers with a machine at his home in Mongolia’s Khuvsgul province. Since there isn’t a location to recycle waste in Khuvsgul, for the past 10 years Ganbold has bought recyclable waste to compress and transport to a recycling center in Ulaanbaatar, the capital city.