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A Fulani "Mother" | by **El-Len**
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A Fulani "Mother"

Womi is a Fulani village along the Niger River. While walking through the village, a nice man offered to escort me and cleared the way for me to take several photos when the subjects disapproved. It turns out he wanted to take me to his home to photograph his mother, pictured above. She was not willing to make eye contact with me, but she did look regal in front of this beautiful turquoise wall, where she was seated on the floor. I have since made a print of this photo and mailed it by post to my guide, hoping he can hand deliver it to the family on a future visit.

 

Womi, Mali

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Uploaded on August 31, 2011