West Africa


West Africa - city life, rural communities, celebratory gatherings & performance - these galleries contain work I made during extended periods in Mali, Senegal & Burkina Faso between 2009 & 2012. They include images from festivals in Mali & 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 & Djenne, ancient escarpments & vast plateaux in the Dogon Country, impressions of city life in Bamako, the mystical island of Niodior in Senegal at dawn, & a story featuring Mali's National Swimming Team shot in 2011 at Bamako's then dry Olympic swimming pool.