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People in Place

Story by Salma Warshanna-Sparklin • Photography by Chris Myers

For 33 years, Gerard Anderson, PhD, has journeyed to low-, middle- and high-income countries to design hospital systems that respond to the needs of the people. He couldn’t do his job well, he says, without meeting and talking to locals. His camera has been a steadfast travel companion from the golden savannas in Kenya to the gleaming slopes of Mount Everest in Nepal. “The people are what make the place, not the landscape or buildings or food,” he says. “It’s the people.” Anderson, in his own words, narrates the photographs that follow.

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