The International Trachoma Initiative brought me to Ethiopia, to document people in remote villages suffering from this infectious eye disease. Trachoma is an eye disease caused by a bacterium, spread by contact with an infected person’s hands or clothing. The experience traveling with the team – a doctor, an ITI representative, and a driver – was humbling, and exposed me to the hardships of life in an underdeveloped country. On one hand, simply getting to each destination – down dirt roads crowded with livestock and people – was arduous. On the other hand, the warmth and curiosity of the villagers, especially the children, was overwhelming.