This photo is of a group of Haitian children working as sugar cane cutters in the Batays of the Dominican Republic (film, 1980s.) In addition to my career as a radio engineer and technician, I have spent a good bit of time as a human rights worker, with considerable experience in Haiti, the Dominican Republic, Zimbabwe, Botswana and South Africa, as well as in the United States. My work in Zimbabwe included assistance to the Daniko School, a training and rehab facility for Angolan war refugees.
I have never been affiliated with any agencies of the U.S. (or any other) government like the Peace Corps, VOA, etc., and I don't do poverty porn.
You can see my photos (not my primary responsibility) from these efforts at https://flic.kr/s/aHskqE5nSw, as more modern and technically accomplished work in my other Flickr albums. I use Canon DSLR and Leica Digital Rangefinder cameras.
I currently live in Lowell, Massachusetts, where 20% of the population are Cambodian refugees. I look forward to helping document the work of Smiling Gecko.
References available on request.