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photoblog image The young shall row II

The young shall row II

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.
It was common to see kids as young as 4 or 5 paddling their own canoe. In this shot i think the girl could even be as young as 3!

The young shall row II

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.
It was common to see kids as young as 4 or 5 paddling their own canoe. In this shot i think the girl could even be as young as 3!

comments (4)

this is an absolutely captivating image! and a very sad one, too. its hard to see such a small child look alone in what seems a rather treacherous situation. thanks for sharing this
Trey Atarhe Trey Mujakporue: i spent a little time in their world and despite having grown up and seen a lot of this while living in Nigeria, it never fails to make me realize how privileged i am!

thanks for the comments dude! now pass it forward! smile
A bit of photo journalism with an artistic twist...makes for a captivating shot..great tones...had me looking at it for some time considering the moment in this girls life...thank you for posting it..it makes us spoilt Europeans put things into prespective.
  • Abisola
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 25 Mar 2010, 13:32
Great work, amazing picture !!!
Trey Atarhe Trey Mujakporue: thank you thank you thank you!! im glad you like them!
Nice one bruv

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