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
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!