Piksa photo blog

Desert Islanders

Exhibition highlights Pacific soldiers in Afghanistan

Following the launch of his exhibition at Guam’s National Museum, Ben Bohane’s exhibition Desert Islanders is now showing at the Tjibaou Cultural Centre in Noumea, New Caledonia and at the Alliance Francaise in Port Vila, Vanuatu. It is the first photo exhibition to highlight the largely unrecognised role played by Pacific island soldiers and contractors …


Melanesian leaders pose for a photo before going into their

MSG summit in Noumea

THE MSG – CELEBRATING 25 YEARS By Ben Bohane Leaders gathered from PNG, the Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, Fiji and New Caledonia for the annual Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) summit, which this year was hosted in Noumea. It was a celebratory affair, marking 25 years of this important sub-regional organization that grows in strength and influence. …

Zane Schlemmer, who served in a U.S. Army parachute regiment, jumped into France on D-Day. He volunteers at the Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery.

Lifetime Of Service

By Floyd Takeuchi The call from the magazine art director was intriguing: could I photograph a World War II veteran who was still serving his country, and his fellow vets, by being a full-time volunteer at Hawaii’s State Veterans Cemetery. That alone would have made it an interesting story, but it got better. This veteran, …