El Salvador


April 30, 2006

When the eye-care volunteers arrived at about 7:30 a.m., the line of people waiting to register for eye exams stretched halfway around the village public square. Some men shaded their eyes with sombreros. Many older women wore short, frilly aprons over their dresses.

After registering,...

October 31, 2004

The atmosphere is festive. In an overcrowded courtyard, women cordon off specific areas for their domestic chores and personal space. Tiny mirrors are fixed to trees near plump plastic bags burgeoning with soap and combs, and makeup and extra shirts. El Salvador’s afternoon sun bakes the washed...