A stop to a pygmy village means that it will be party time for the villagers: you're the rich white man bringing cigarettes, coffee, soap, salt, sugar... what they don't have! And the dance begins just for you. They sing and dance on a simple music (mostly a beat from drums) and they're willing for photos!!
This grandmother, chief's wife, was particularly happy to see the visitors: as we were out of the car, she went to wear traditional skirt and begin to dance.
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Paker (2650) 2005-05-01 11:01
Interesting character. the kid near her elbow is a bit distracting but I can imagine how you shot this picture. No time for debating on the perfect composition .... just shootihng while she is still in front of you like this :)
karina (1109) 2005-05-02 3:45
A lively shot, I can see a lot of character in this woman. I like all the people behind, it demonstrates how interesting you were to them! A true TE moment.
apache (1426) 2005-05-02 10:20
Hi Yves...great capture.
She seems to be so happy to see you. Nice colours and a good sharp image.
Leonie (8809) 2005-05-20 3:59
Je découvre tes photos d'Afrique centrale...elles sont très intéressantes! Celle-ci est chouette...cette dame a l'air vraiment joyeuse et accueillante! Une très belle photo! Bravo.. Léonie
pathy (178) 2005-09-14 12:21
superbe photo l'expression de la grand mere est magnifique
fahrik (173) 2006-02-06 0:56
I really liked the photoes you took in this town. This mama looks so proud of her dance and her family.
I wonder if you used sepia filter in any of your images?
Jgirl (27) 2007-06-10 8:27
Another delightful shot... she has a wonderfully expressive face. Thankyou for this!
- Copyright: Yves Dumaresq (dumaresq_ca) (1892)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2005-03-20
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Canon EOS 20D, 28-300 Tamron XR, 62mm UV
- Exposure: f/8, 1/250 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Dancing through Africa and the Middle East [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2005-05-01 10:19
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