Monday, June 22, 2009

Woman, Gambia, 2006

She walks out from behind a simple fence, with two of her friends. They watch us getting ready to leave after making some portraits of the kids in the street. They wonder what we are doing and ask our translator some questions.

Instead of the usual, they ask to have their pictures made. The sun is really high at this time and it is really out of my comfort zone. Nonetheless, we take our equipment out and make their portraits. They stand next to the car and face the sun. A few older men walk by and ask questions also, all of whom allow us to continue. We make less than six images each, pack our gear and head out to the next stop, a fishing village near the beach. We are on the coast of Gambia and the smell of fish is everywhere.