Photographer's Note

In Burkina Faso, and namely the Gourounsi country at the ghanean border, each family lives in a vast area made of small mud huts, yards for the animals, and for the humans, and some grainhuts, all connected and closed by a mud wall. Usually, it is located near a huge baobab. This baobab belongs to this family and no one else has the right to sit or rest under it, unless invited by the chief. This is the chief! and one of its everyday assistant, the donkey.

Chiefs can have some very hard times, sometimes... while the rest of the family, namely women (polygamy is more than common and a chief usually has three to 4 wives) are busy preparing meals, cleaning and doing some everyday work for the community.

This was shot at Tiebele, in the Naouri province.

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Additional Photos by Eric LE PARC (eleparc) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2146 W: 83 N: 2109] (24063)
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