The young shall row
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.
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. :)
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
For with out you both this experience would never have come to pass!! Thanks guys!
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