Photographer's Note


solidarity nocolors noborders...

today I present a photo from my first mission in Guine-Bissau,1991,at Lugadjole,a small village in the East,close to the boarder with Guine Conacri,100 kms to the next village,next doctor,Gabu,150 kms to the next surgeon,Bafatá.
The distances are correct but to do that was always uncertain.
Tradicional power lives close to the state power and is the main source of decision at the tradicional villages,the old man (o homem grande).
In the photo the old man near the door offers me a cock by the hands of the traditional healer.
At the time Guine-Bissau presents a life expectancy of 45 years,about 50% infantile mortality,and malnutrition,12% of severe malnutrion, and something like 1 doctor to 82500 habitants (out of Bissau - the capital).

...gratitude is my feeling about this beautiful people

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Photo Information
  • Copyright: jose diogo (josediogo1958) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 25 W: 0 N: 185] (450)
  • Genre: People
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 1991-08-00
  • Categories: Daily Life
  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2008-05-09 8:23
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