Presented by The Peace Corps
Curated by The Peace Corps Northeast Regional Office
Featuring Peace Corps Volunteers
Vantage illustrates the vibrancy of the Peace Corps experience through the mood and color of photography. A series of vignettes – captured from the perspective of Peace Corps Volunteers – offers an intimate look into community integration as a tenet of serving overseas, from singing along at a Mongolian picnic to repairing a car in Moldova. During their 27 months of service, Volunteers live, work and learn in host countries at the economic level of their neighbors. The Peace Corps is a lifelong vocation that thrives on cultural exchange both overseas and at home, which is conveyed through the images and purpose of our exhibit.
The Peace Corps sends the best and brightest Americans abroad on behalf of the United States to tackle the most pressing needs of people around the world. Volunteers work at the grassroots level to develop sustainable solutions that address challenges in education, health, economic development, agriculture, environment and youth development. Through their service, volunteers gain a unique cultural understanding and a life-long commitment to service that positions them to succeed in today’s global economy. Since President John F. Kennedy established the Peace Corps in 1961, nearly 220,000 Americans of all ages have served in 140 countries worldwide.