New Student Photo Series 2010 – Entry #4

Submissions continue to roll in for our new student photo series.  If you are an incoming student we encourage you to review this entry for details on how to submit your own photos to display on the blog.

The first set of photos were submitted by Waqas Aslam Rana, an incoming MIA student from Pakistan.


The first, titled ‘miar glacier’ was taken in 2005 in the Northern Areas of Pakistan. ‘Miar’ is a big glacier near the Nagar valley in the famous Karakorum mountains in northern Pakistan. Taken during our group’s ascent at a 5000 meter peak, the mouth of the glacier can be seen in the picture.
miar glacier
The second, titled ‘derawar fort’ was taken in 2004 during a desert camel safari in the Cholistan desert of Pakistan. The Derawar fort in the picture was built centuries ago by the then rulers to control this ancient desert kingdom called ‘Bahawalpur’.
derawar fort
The last picture, titled ‘rugby’ was taken in 2006 during a university trip to the Hunza valley in northern Pakistan. A friend and I are captured here practicing our rugby throws against the beautiful background of the valley. Incidentally, both of us in the picture are coming to SIPA in the fall!
The next set of photos come from Molly Powers, an incoming MPA-DP student.

I took this photo in 2005 onboard the Spirit of Massachusetts as we were approaching the island of Montserrat in the Caribbean.  I was working aboard the traditional schooner at the time with Ocean Classroom Foundation. Montserrat was an amazing place to visit, as the island’s volcano had erupted the year before, burying the airport and most of the main city of Plimoth. The only way to reach the island was by boat.

approaching monserratl

Nanukuloa, Ra.  Fiji Islands. 2006.

This is where I worked as a Peace Corps Volunteer for 2 years on the island of Viti Levu in Fiji. These children are out “fishing” (more likely they’re just playing around and swimming) on a bilibili or bamboo raft.

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Lavalsal, Malakula Island. Vanuatu. 2007.

On this small island, every family in the Seventh Day Adventist community has their own dugout canoe used for fishing in the deep, shark-infested waters. As a visiting Peace Corps Volunteer, I was given a tour of the island by a local man and his son.

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