West Africa


West Africa - city life, rural communities, celebratory gatherings and performance - these galleries contain work I made during extended periods in Mali, Senegal and Burkina Faso between 2009 & 2012. They include images from festivals in Mali and Burkina Faso, a carnivalesque parade through the streets of Bamako, a celebration of the organic cotton harvest in the village of Shô in Mali, tranquil scenes on the River Niger in the historic Malian cities of Mopti and Djenne, ancient escarpments and vast plateaux in the Dogon Country, impressions of city life in Bamako, the mystical island of Niodior in Senegal at dawn, and a story featuring Mali's National Swimming Team shot in 2011 at Bamako's then dry Olympic swimming pool.