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Photographer's Note

This is from the city of Mopti in the central part of Mali. I took this photo during a long journey of West Africa in the winter of 1982.

Mopti is situated at the confluence of the Niger and Bani rivers and is a busy trading centre. It's also a meeting-place of various ethnic groups. As far as I can tell these women carrying gourds of calabash on their heads belong to the Fulani, or Peul, a large ethnic group living in several countries in this region.

I have scanned this from a Kodachrome slide.

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  • Copyright: Gert Holmertz (holmertz) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3517 W: 301 N: 7556] (39415)
  • Genre: People
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 1982-02-00
  • Categories: Daily Life
  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2012-05-01 2:21
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