Rabaul - living with a Volcano

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

By John Wilson - Professional International Photojournalist

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

By John Wilson - Professional International Photojournalist

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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Sri Lanka - Tsunami

Sri Lanka Tsunami, Part One - Journey to Aragum Bay

By John Wilson - Professional International Photojournalist

The Asian tsunami was one of the largest natural disasters in modern history. When I arrived in Sri Lanka, 48 hours after the disaster, I was shocked at the extent of environmental damage and human tragedy before me.

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Curfew, East Timor

Dili in lockdown

By John Wilson - Professional International Photojournalist

The photo above was made in Dili, capital 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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