My sister and her husband are currently stationed in Mozambique with the Peace Corps. It's been a rough year for them, but in spite of bucket baths and pit latrines and all the other daily (and weekly, and monthly) inconveniences of living in a small town in Africa, they've never lost the sparkling optimism that makes me feel like a curmudgeon by comparison. My sister's boundless optimism shines through in her photographs, which I wanted to share with you.
Thirty to forty of Lisa's photos are going to be featured in a new book on the material art and culture of Mozambique called "Mozambique Mosaic" mozambiquemosaic.com/
It's an amazing opportunity for her (as well as for the neighborhood children, who will be amazed to have their portraits in a real book!). The illustrator pulling together photos for the book is Jacqui Taylor, whose website is here: www.jacqui-taylor.com/
I am so proud of my sister and am staggered by her talent.
Incidentally, she is also a wonderful storyteller. You can follow her blog here: lisajospencer.blogspot.com/
Alex and I love you and miss you, and we wish you all the luck and love in the world until the next time we get to see you--and after that, too!