Photo Exploration Of Mali… Continued

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The photographic exploration of the West Africa nation of Mali continues with today's selection of nine images. The initial motivation for traveling to Mali is my love of its music and artists such as Toumani Diabaté, Ali Farka Touré, Amadou & Mariam, to name a few well known ones. But beyond its wonderful music, it was the incredibly photogenic scenes of daily life I came across, pretty much everywhere I went. I will be posting more photos of Mali in the days to come. Stay tuned.

UPDATE: View the gallery of photos from Mali here.

Young boy wearing a t-shirt with the picture of US President Barack Obama, Konsogou Ley, Dogon Country, MaliYoung boy wearing a t-shirt with the picture of US President Barack Obama, Konsogou Ley, Dogon Country, Mali.

A dogon woman sitting in a courtyard pours millet into a calabash container, Dioundourou, Dogon Country, MaliA dogon woman sitting in a courtyard pours millet into a calabash container, Dioundourou, Dogon Country.

 

A family travels on a donkey carriage, on the shore of the Niger river, MaliA family travels on a donkey carriage, on the shore of the Niger river.

 

A man wearing a traditional qamis (robe) walks past a mudhouse near Ségou.

 

A boy steers a small sailboat on the Niger river, Mali. Western Africa's most important river springs in Guinea, stretches over four thousand kilometers and crosses Mali, Niger, Benin and Nigeria. Its basin covers over 7% of Africa's landmass. The river's inner delta, in central Mali, is a swampy region which floods annually making it very productive for fishing and agriculture.A boy steers a small sailboat on the Niger river, Mali. Western Africa's most important river springs in Guinea, stretches over four thousand kilometers and crosses Mali, Niger, Benin and Nigeria. Its basin covers over 7% of Africa's landmass. The river's inner delta, in central Mali, is a swampy region which floods annually making it very productive for fishing and agriculture.

 

Crocodiles lay on the edge of a 'sacred pond' in Amani, Dogon country, MaliCrocodiles lay on the edge of a 'sacred pond' in Amani, Dogon country.

 

A jewellery artisan hammers a silver strip on an anvil at his studio, Ségou, MaliA jewelery artisan hammers a silver strip on an anvil at his studio, Ségou.

 

A woman and her children walking near a large tree in the small village of Sibé, along the Niger river, Mali.A woman and her children walking near a large tree in the small village of Sibé, along the Niger river.

 

Roadside hair salon outside of Bamako, Mali.Roadside hair salon outside Bamako, Mali.

2 Responses to “Photo Exploration Of Mali… Continued”

  1. Steven Waters

    Wonderful pictures!  I'm on the board of directors of the Mali Rising Foundation — an organization dedicated to building schools in rural villages.  I love seeing Mali through the lens of a great photographer.  Thank you for sharing your work.

    • karim

      Hi Steven, thanks for the kind comment. Please let me know if my many images of Mali can assist your organization in pursuing its wonderful mission. You can email me via the contact form at the top of the page.