Human Interest

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 ...
Wodaabe climate refugees

The Old Meets The Young

THE OLD MEETS THE YOUNG Here, an elderly Wodaabe medicine man exchanges salutations with a young Wodaabe. Wodaabe men also ...
Fulani children

Left To Their Own

LEFT TO THEIR OWN These children have been left to care for themselves while their parents are on climate-induced exodus ...
Hadiza

Migration For A Home

MIGRATION FOR A HOME Hadiza celebrates the construction of the home of her sister, Sori. Sori arrived back to her ...
Doubara, Friends, and Reconstructive Surgery

Doubara, Friends, and Reconstructive Surgery

To me, this photo taken at the Noma center in Niamey, is both a heartbreaking and sweet photo. Heartbreaking because ...
Thank You, for Doubara

Thank You, for Doubara

THANK YOU, for Doubara! This photo symbolizes comradery and friendship, and I wanted to share it to extend a huge ...
Doubara NOMA

Doubara NOMA

Doubara, a nine-year old orphan from the village of Jadiri. Doubara has NOMA, or facial gangrene. I met Doubara during ...
Mother to her Brothers OR When Dreams are Lost

Mother to her Brothers OR When Dreams are Lost

Mother to her Brothers OR When Dreams are Lost: Houlaye goes to school 2 or 3 times a week, if ...
Mother to her Brothers OR When Dreams are Lost

Mother to her Brothers OR When Dreams are Lost

Mother to her Brothers OR When Dreams are Lost: Fati goes to school 2 or 3 times a week, if ...
Fashioning Her Destiny

Fashioning Her Destiny

FASHIONING HER DESTINY : In this photo, Fati sews a dress for me, while her niece Fati babysits her lastborn ...
Little Angel

Little Angel

Fati is a tiny woman of 37 kilos, yet I have never seen such strength of will and vivacity in ...
A Burning Heart

A Burning Heart

Fatima’s family is originally from the Azawak and Sai. They lost most of their livestock during the successive droughts of ...
Fati Cosmic Encounter

A Cosmic Encounter

Fati and I met one February morning in 2005 as I was walking to CARE’s office in Niamey, Niger’s capital ...
Fati's aunt Forgiveness

Forgiveness

I obtained such a kind reaction to my last post on Fati, that I am now going to continue her ...
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