Saturday, May 12, 2012
I shot this image near Kolokani, Mali (West Africa) during my stay there back in the mid 90's. I like this shot for several reasons: It clearly shows the type of terrain in that area of Mali, the man is carrying something on his head (usually something the women did) and carrying a chicken (possibly heading to market), and the man is smiling at me -- happy to have his photo taken.
I would love to go back to visit someday. I have friends there who would happily house me if I were able to go. For the past few months, Mali has been in turmoil with an armed Tuareg rebellion in the north and a coup in the capital city of Bamako. Sharia law has been enforced in the northern cities that the rebels have captured. Please send prayers/healing vibes for the country and for safety for it's people.