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Rabaul - living with a Volcano

Living in the shadow of restless Volcano - Rabaul, Papua New Guinea

The town of Rabaul was a provincial capital located on the northern end of the Island of New Britain which is part of Papua New Guinea (PNG). New Britain is the largest island in the Bismarck Archipelago and was formed mainly from volcanic activity which is still active to this day in Rabaul. The town of Rabaul was destroyed when the neighboring volcano erupted in 1994. The township was moved across the bay to Kokopo but there are still residents eking out an existence, living in shanties in the old town that is regularly blanketed with ash from the restless Tavurvur volcano.

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Behind Bars - Papua New Guinea

Boroko Jail, Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea

I made the photo above with Nikon camera equipment while on assignment in Papua New Guinea. I was documenting a story on law enforcement and I was able to gain access to the notorious jail at Boroko, in the capital Port Moresby, for some photography.

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Curfew, East Timor

Dili in lockdown

The photo above was made in Dili, capitol of Timor-Leste while I was on assignment for Time magazine. At the height of the civil unrest, the government ordered nighttime curfews to keep people off the streets. This was the photo I made to illustrate the empty streets in the city. It's the main road into the city from the west and is usually bustling with motorbikes, trucks, cars and roadside stalls. I made the photo with a Nikon D2x and Nikon 200mm f2 telephoto lens. 

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Solomon Islands Western Provinces - On Assignment

Solomon Islands and Marovo Lagoon - On assignment for Time Magazine

One of my TIME magazine assignments to Solomon Islands in the South Pacific was a story on child vulnerability. I was working with writer Rory Callinan and we both made the two-hour flight from Brisbane, Australia to the capital Honiara. The following day we flew out to Sehge in Marovo Lagoon in the remote Western Province.

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John is a career professional and a master news photojournalist with 25+years experience nationally and internationally with both print and broadcast media. 

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