Daily Foto: Beauty in a stark land, children of the Azawak, Niger

Jun 4, 2010   //   Daily Foto, Niger  //  Comments Off on Daily Foto: Beauty in a stark land, children of the Azawak, Niger

Phodographer Ariane Kirtley in the Azawak region of Niger, West Africa, March 2010

Ariane Kirtley founded a project to bring clean water to a desperately needy area of Niger where 500,000 people live on the brink. She says “While conducting my work with Amman Imman (Water is Hope), I document everything I do with photos. I have always wanted to give back the photos I take, and have never before had the opportunity before now. Thank you, Dog Meets World, for giving me that opportunity. Little Foto was a big hit, and has become the mascot for Amman Imman as well!”

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