Sunday, November 13, 2011

African Family

African Family by TomRaven
African Family, a photo by TomRaven on Flickr.

"Westerners arriving in Africa for the first time are always struck by its beauty and size--even the sky seems higher. And they often find themselves suddenly cracked open. They lose inhibitions, feel more alive, more themselves, and they begin to understand why, until then, they have only half lived. In Africa the essentials of existence--light, earth, water, food, birth, family, love, sickness, death--are more immediate, more intense. Visitors suddenly realize what life is for. To risk a huge generalization: [In the West], amid our wasteful wealth and time-pressed lives we have lost human values that still abound in Africa."
Richard Dowden

* Pentax K20D + Samsung 50-200mm Lens - Single Shot

Beach Silhouettes Series
#2 - The Gambia 2011

Selected images are available high res and unframed at RedBubble

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