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Since 1999, I have been using my stories and photos to share the beauty and incredible social wealth, as well as the challenges of the children and people I meet during my travels. By raising awareness and telling the stories of the voiceless, I aim to, in my small way, help spread compassion, love and hope.

HAPPY INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY

HAPPY INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY

HAPPY INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY Happy International Women's Day and a special dedication to the women I work within the context ...
Conférence d'Ariane Kirtley et Aissa Maiga sur l'Eau, le 19 mars a 19h

Conférence d’Ariane Kirtley et Aissa Maiga sur l’Eau, le 19 mars a 19h

Florence Berthout, Maire du 5e Arrondissement, vous invitent à la conférence: le 19 mars a 19h Salle Pierrotet A l’occasion ...
A MARSH DRINK

A MARSH DRINK

A MARSH DRINK In this photo, Perri fetches water in a marsh alongside cattle and sheep. The marsh was evaporating ...
HAPPY NEW YEAR

HAPPY NEW YEAR

HAPPY NEW YEAR! I hope this new year bears blessings, joyous harmony, accomplished dreams, beautiful unexpected opportunities, and much more ...
WATER IS EDUCATION

WATER IS EDUCATION

WATER IS EDUCATION Amman Imman, the organization I founded and run, is raising money to build the "Water is Education" ...
MERRY CHRISTMAS

MERRY CHRISTMAS

MERRY CHRISTMAS! As these Wodaabe men dance while they celebrate their Guerwul festival, many across the world celebrate Christmas today ...
The Solution For Climate Change

The Solution For Climate Change

THE SOLUTION FOR CLIMATE CHANGE Did you know that combining girls education and family planning has recently been identified as ...
The Solution For Climate-Change

The Solution For Climate-Change

THE SOLUTION FOR CLIMATE-CHANGE Did you know that combining girls education and family planning has recently been identified as the ...
The Holders of Music

The Holders of Music

THE HOLDER OF MUSIC In traditional Touareg society, women are the musicians. They play the Imzad (a traditional single-stringed bowed ...
A Deadly Drink

A Deadly Drink

A DEADLY DRINK Againakou’s son drinks marsh water. While it is brackish and filth-ridden, she is happy to have the ...
Young Lady Attends a Wodaabe Tribal Dance

Young Lady Attends a Wodaabe Tribal Dance

This young lady attends a Wodaabe tribal dance, known as the Guerwul. She watches as men dance for the women ...
Wodaabe Child Weaving

Wodaabe Child Weaving

Wodaabe child weaving a basket while herding her animals ...
Childhood Marriage

Childhood Marriage

CHILDHOOD MARRIAGE: Girls in the Azawak often marry between the ages of 10 and 14, depending on their ethnic group ...
Life Without Water:

Life Without Water:

Life Without Water: Azawak families walk up to 50km/day to obtain water. Due to severe water scarcity, they live off ...
The Azawak

The Azawak

THE AZAWAK The Azawak is a vast plain, the size of Florida, expanding over Mali and Niger. Its 500,000 inhabitants—primarily ...
The Male Beauty Pageant

The Male Beauty Pageant

The Male Beauty Pageant During the dry season Wodaabe men rely on street commerce in urban centers, in and outside ...