Thursday, March 31, 2005

BURKINA FASO, WEST AFRICA

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NOTE: These pictures represent a trip I took with my mother and grandparents to Burkina Faso, West Africa where they were missionaries. It was their first time back since the 70s and my mother's first time back since leaving at the age of 16. I played the part of impressed son/grandson as well as avid photojournalist.


Burkina Faso village.


Young girl


One


Young girl with food


Boy with tire


Old woman


Young girl


Young boy


Village glimpses


Young boy


Village glimpses


The Gods Must Be Crazy


Bath time


Playing hard to get


Benjamin with food


Shy boy


Woman with child


First balloon


Village


Young girl with tama seeds.


Young man


Girls


Kids


Brothers


Young girl and her sister.


Boys


Children


All smiles


Drummer


Old man


Young boy


Young woman


Woman with baby


Old man in traditional hat.


Little girl


Colorful girl


Building a church


Young girls


Desperate to see inside church.


Man with tribal scars.


Doing laundry


Young boy


Lots to carry


French fry?


All giggles


Young woman


Burdened family


Looking back


Young woman


Young boy


Dirty boy


Sisters


Young woman in a crowd.


African woman.


Young girl against washed-out sand.


Boy at play.


Old man by tree.


Old man with beard.


The Boromo church


My grandfather kneels beside the cornerstone of the Boromo Assemblies of God church, one of dozens he built.


Reuniting with their former housekeeper.


A man shakes the hand of my grandmother while holding a bookmark of she and my grandfather from four decades earlier.


Church service


Grandpa


The matriarchs of the family.


My mother sees the house she grew up in for the first time in over 40 years.


Sometimes it's the simplest things that entertain the kids.


Mr. Paparazzi


Too bad there aren't more opportunities to wear this.


Missionary grave marker, overrun by flora.


Now there's something you don't see everyday.


Tracking animals through the game reserve.


Where The Wild Things Are


Where The Wild Things Are II


Croc


Titanic of the jungle.


On safari

6 Comments:

Anonymous Nate said...

You are so good with a camera it makes me mad. Mad I tell you!!

9:31 AM  
Blogger Monica Morales said...

Oh my God!
This set is just amazing!!!... these are great pictures!!

Greetings from Tijuana
Mony

4:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What amazing photos!

WEP

8:17 AM  
Blogger Suzanne said...

Absolutely great pictures. They tell a story.

6:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Love your fantastic pictures, but you should re-title the "Playing hard to get" photo.

3:57 AM  
Blogger Brandon Fibbs said...

Thanks, there Anonymous, I'll take that under advisement.

10:22 AM  

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