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On the River to Timbuktu
 
Writer Kira Salak in a Bella village outside Timbuktu

"Here, Kira is negotiating via an interpreter to free a slave from a Tuareg man. I'm not convinced [that's what was actually happening], but I shot it because Kira was convinced of it.

"In Africa you do not have one truth. Everyone experiences it differently, and our reality, compared to theirs, is a world apart."

—Photographer Rémi Bénali

Photography Notes

  • Film: Fuji Velvia
  • Camera: Nikon F4
  • Lens: Nikon 24mm
  • Shutter speed: 1/25
  • Aperture: f/8
  • Time of day: 10:30 p.m.

 
 


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