Thursday, March 31, 2005


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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


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


Young girl with tama seeds.

Young man




Young girl and her sister.



All smiles


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


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


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


Titanic of the jungle.

On safari


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

4:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What amazing photos!


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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