© 2002 Doug Menuez from a Day in the Life of Africa
Patients in Maweni recover from eye surgery to correct trachoma-related blindness. Preventing the spread of the disease "is quite a challenge," acknowledges Peter Kilimam, the International Trachoma Initiative's representative in Tanzania. "It is hard," he says, "for people in rural villages to understand the connection between a mild eye disease in children and the blindness of their mothers."

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Menuez has covered a wide range of stories over his 20-year career for Time, Newsweek, Life and Fortune, including the Ethiopian famine, the Olympics, the AIDS crisis and the rise of Silicon Valley. His work has been featured in numerous books, including eight Day in the Life projects. Menuez currently shoots advertising and fashion campaigns for major brands like Coca Cola, and his new book on tequila, "Agave Amanecer," will be published in 2003.