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I went on a trip to a place called Makoko. Its a water slum in Lagos Nigeria.  Despite the evident appalling conditions in which the people live, it  is still an incredibly visually captivating place.
The people themselve number approx 500,000 and speak their own idigenous language. The children are just adorable and love nothing more than to pose for photographs... as for the adults.. well thats another story, the Makoko people are not known for their tolerance for outsiders. :)
That being said, their community is under threat. The Lagos state government is planning to relocate the people and destroy the only place that some have called home for as long as they can remember.

I hope by publishing these images i can bring some attention to the plight of these people. If you would like a High Resolution print of these images, please drop me a line. The proceeds will go towards bettering the life of the children that live there.

For more information on how you can help please have a look  at the Makoko project

www.MAKOKO.org

Shout outs to Jide and Isi. For with out you both this experience would never have come to pass!! Thanks guys!

The Image.
The Feet above belong to one of the Chief's or Community Elders. When we went to pay our respects he was busy settling a dispute between two women.. something to do with fish. As we'd been told we needed to get "permission" before we started shooting i secretly fired this one off as he was talking.

I find feet and hands tell an incredible story about the life of an individual, the many lines, wrinkles and complexion talk about an unspoken hardship in the life of the individual.

Feet


I went on a trip to a place called Makoko. Its a water slum in Lagos Nigeria.  Despite the evident appalling conditions in which the people live, it  is still an incredibly visually captivating place.
The people themselve number approx 500,000 and speak their own idigenous language. The children are just adorable and love nothing more than to pose for photographs... as for the adults.. well thats another story, the Makoko people are not known for their tolerance for outsiders. :)
That being said, their community is under threat. The Lagos state government is planning to relocate the people and destroy the only place that some have called home for as long as they can remember.

I hope by publishing these images i can bring some attention to the plight of these people. If you would like a High Resolution print of these images, please drop me a line. The proceeds will go towards bettering the life of the children that live there.

For more information on how you can help please have a look  at the Makoko project

www.MAKOKO.org

Shout outs to Jide and Isi. For with out you both this experience would never have come to pass!! Thanks guys!

The Image.
The Feet above belong to one of the Chief's or Community Elders. When we went to pay our respects he was busy settling a dispute between two women.. something to do with fish. As we'd been told we needed to get "permission" before we started shooting i secretly fired this one off as he was talking.

I find feet and hands tell an incredible story about the life of an individual, the many lines, wrinkles and complexion talk about an unspoken hardship in the life of the individual.

comments (2)

  • NaCha
  • United States
  • 26 Jan 2010, 07:57
nice one.... cool shot
  • emmanuel
  • lagos
  • 22 Apr 2010, 13:22
Smart of u nd guess ur talking about settlements around ebuttemetta, below the third mainland.

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