Category Archives: Voodoo

Voodoo Ceremony

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West Africa 2003 I’ve said it before. The camera can be like a glass wall between me and what I’m looking at. Here the wall was even less transparent as I had my flash to contend with. There was very … Continue reading

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Woman’s Work

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Mopti, a city on the Niger River in Mali:  2001 We visited the home of a trader to buy masks. He made his living going to tribes in the bush and trading with them in exchange for ceremonial objects. African … Continue reading

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Voodoo with Fire

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Northern Togo 2003 We were driving to Lome zigzagging through the landscape to see as many traditional African customs as possible. We arrived in this village after dark. A fire blazed brightly. Villagers milled about in the shadows staring at us. We were the … Continue reading

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Togo: A Voodoo Ceremony

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Togo, West Africa 2000 We weren’t too far from Lome, the capital of Togo, when we arrived at this village.  The villagers had gathered around the tiny plaza between their mud huts. The drummers were getting comfortable at one end … Continue reading

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