Photographer's Note

Lo (Tiebele, Nahouri district, Centre-South region of Burkina-Faso).

A month ago, when I came back from Africa, I posted children of Lo.
The present photo set in the same place, a few minutes before the photo session with the children.

Indeed, this man is one of the villages' chiefs. The town of Lo is made up of 8 villages, each one has a chief.
All of them have come to the ceremony given to us to have bring school stationeries to the school.

The Kassena people (also called Gourounsi), who live between the south of Burkina and the north of Ghana still have chiefs at the head of their villages. A chief is called "Pè". He has no real administrative power, he just watch over the respect of the traditions and the ancient customs. He also watch over the questions of religion.
His office is handed down from father to son.

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