Daily Foto: Nothing like it in Niger!

Jul 13, 2010   //   Daily Foto, Featured, Niger  //  Comments Off on Daily Foto: Nothing like it in Niger!

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Phodographer Ariane Kirtley in Tangarwashane, Niger, March 2010

Ariane Kirtley, founder of AmmanImman – WaterisHope a charity to bring clean water to a most remote area of Niger in West Africa has partnered with Dog Meets World. In this scene Ariane tells “as the sun was setting and I had finally made the round of all the families, I was printing out “family portraits” for the villagers of Tangarwashane. With me were sitting some of “my” little kids watching as the photos are being printed and as Sadouan with her husband Alhassan admired their family portrait. Before meeting me, these people had never seen a camera, a car, or any kind of technology. They lived as people did 500 years ago. Today, they’ve seen so much, from a borehole, to a camera, to a printer and their very own first picture!

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