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On the River to Timbuktu
Washing limbs and laundry by a mosque in Old Ségou, Mali, West Africa

"[Writer] Kira [far left] is packing her stuff. She's going to go for the first time in the Niger River from here.

"Some people are doing their bath or washing their clothes. The life of the village is totally linked to the Niger. They still don't have water in their homes."

—Photographer Rémi Bénali

Photography Notes

  • Film: Fuji Velvia
  • Camera: Nikon F4
  • Lens: Nikon 24mm
  • Shutter speed: 1/60
  • Aperture: f/5.6
  • Time of day: 8 a.m.

"It was raining, misty; the light is not so good. The colors pop because of the film I used."


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