The Long Road Home   These children belong to a group of semi-nomadic people, traveling across the scorched deserts of southern Madagascar in search of more fertile valleys.
       
     
  Carrying On   This group of semi-nomadic people were crossing the arid drylands of southern Madagascar in search of more fertile grounds. I loved this baby's worried look into the camera as her mother protects her eyes from the blazing sun.
       
     
  Boy and his Chicken   Taking photographs of people on the move is always a bit of a challenge. I found this chicken's eye, set against bright red fleshy skin and a blue backdrop of sky, to be a useful focal point.
       
     
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  Boy and his Chicken   Children give such different reactions to a lens aimed towards them. This boy appeared to be suspicious whilst his chicken seemed much less perturbed. 
       
     
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  Elyzah   She seemed to be the eldest of this small group of children, her shoulders already laden with responsibility as she led them on their way to more fertile grounds in the arid south of the country.
       
     
  Pensive Elyzah   I love how this photograph gives hints into Elyzah's life and thoughts. Her ragged collar and twisted wire earring are evidence for a modest background. A rolled up bank note, symbolizing her day of work, is placed against her chin in act of deep thought.
       
     
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  Elyzah and the Sun   The south of Madagascar is arid and hot. During the middle hours of the day, its rays reach a blistering intensity. I love how Elyzah's hand is testament to this, whilst at the same time casting a shadow over her face.
       
     
  Eliyzah's Friends   Nervous glances and tightly held chickens all round. The children were both curious and fearful of the camera and these strange visitors.
       
     
  Eliyzah   That silver ring was her most prized possession. She never once smiled for the camera and the burden of responsibility upon her - that of escorting her family safely across the desert - was a great one.
       
     
  Amused Travellers   A family stops for a welcome drink and a few photographs. Heads peep over one another as everybody tries to steal a glance at the camera without venturing too close.
       
     
  Mahir   One of the youngest members of a traveling group, Mahir used a stick to keep two zebu cattle in line.
       
     
  Day out in the Sun   Four girls apply a clay-based sunblock and pull their hair up in coils as they prepare for a day out in a sunny village close to Tuleara.
       
     
  Fanofi and Tiana   Sisters in arms. Much of Madagascar's population still relies upon subsistence farming and these two girls laid down their shovels for a short break.
       
     
  Nomena   Keeping under the shade of her mother's stall, this young girl was playing with carved wooden animals, still a popular commodity amongst Malagasy children. Her name means 'Gift'.
       
     
  Tofanah   Romena's mother welcomes customers at her fruit and vegetable stall as her young cousin gestures behind her. Businesses throughout the country are often family-run with help being provided to all members.
       
     
  Jermain   A young boy snatches a mischievous look at the camera between the wooden framework of a market stall.
       
     
  The Morning Light   A climbing hand settles on a wooden frame as everybody prepares the stalls for market day.
       
     
  Hada and Kiady   Two boys take a break from their work on a shady veranda.
       
     
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  The Village Computer   After a week of working the fields, there's nothing better than a weekend in town. Wear your best attire, grab a beer and listen to music being played on the computer. Then boogie the night away in a dance hall.
       
     
  Henri   One of the quieter members of the group but enjoying the entertainment that the computer had to offer none the less.
       
     
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  Park and Ride   Motorbikes are a common and convenient mode of travel along dusty highways. 
       
     
  The Long Road Home   These children belong to a group of semi-nomadic people, traveling across the scorched deserts of southern Madagascar in search of more fertile valleys.
       
     

The Long Road Home

These children belong to a group of semi-nomadic people, traveling across the scorched deserts of southern Madagascar in search of more fertile valleys.

  Carrying On   This group of semi-nomadic people were crossing the arid drylands of southern Madagascar in search of more fertile grounds. I loved this baby's worried look into the camera as her mother protects her eyes from the blazing sun.
       
     

Carrying On

This group of semi-nomadic people were crossing the arid drylands of southern Madagascar in search of more fertile grounds. I loved this baby's worried look into the camera as her mother protects her eyes from the blazing sun.

  Boy and his Chicken   Taking photographs of people on the move is always a bit of a challenge. I found this chicken's eye, set against bright red fleshy skin and a blue backdrop of sky, to be a useful focal point.
       
     

Boy and his Chicken

Taking photographs of people on the move is always a bit of a challenge. I found this chicken's eye, set against bright red fleshy skin and a blue backdrop of sky, to be a useful focal point.

IMGP7254.jpg
       
     
  Boy and his Chicken   Children give such different reactions to a lens aimed towards them. This boy appeared to be suspicious whilst his chicken seemed much less perturbed. 
       
     

Boy and his Chicken

Children give such different reactions to a lens aimed towards them. This boy appeared to be suspicious whilst his chicken seemed much less perturbed. 

IMGP6995.jpg
       
     
  Elyzah   She seemed to be the eldest of this small group of children, her shoulders already laden with responsibility as she led them on their way to more fertile grounds in the arid south of the country.
       
     

Elyzah

She seemed to be the eldest of this small group of children, her shoulders already laden with responsibility as she led them on their way to more fertile grounds in the arid south of the country.

  Pensive Elyzah   I love how this photograph gives hints into Elyzah's life and thoughts. Her ragged collar and twisted wire earring are evidence for a modest background. A rolled up bank note, symbolizing her day of work, is placed against her chin in act of deep thought.
       
     

Pensive Elyzah

I love how this photograph gives hints into Elyzah's life and thoughts. Her ragged collar and twisted wire earring are evidence for a modest background. A rolled up bank note, symbolizing her day of work, is placed against her chin in act of deep thought.

IMGP7178.jpg
       
     
  Elyzah and the Sun   The south of Madagascar is arid and hot. During the middle hours of the day, its rays reach a blistering intensity. I love how Elyzah's hand is testament to this, whilst at the same time casting a shadow over her face.
       
     

Elyzah and the Sun

The south of Madagascar is arid and hot. During the middle hours of the day, its rays reach a blistering intensity. I love how Elyzah's hand is testament to this, whilst at the same time casting a shadow over her face.

  Eliyzah's Friends   Nervous glances and tightly held chickens all round. The children were both curious and fearful of the camera and these strange visitors.
       
     

Eliyzah's Friends

Nervous glances and tightly held chickens all round. The children were both curious and fearful of the camera and these strange visitors.

  Eliyzah   That silver ring was her most prized possession. She never once smiled for the camera and the burden of responsibility upon her - that of escorting her family safely across the desert - was a great one.
       
     

Eliyzah

That silver ring was her most prized possession. She never once smiled for the camera and the burden of responsibility upon her - that of escorting her family safely across the desert - was a great one.

  Amused Travellers   A family stops for a welcome drink and a few photographs. Heads peep over one another as everybody tries to steal a glance at the camera without venturing too close.
       
     

Amused Travellers

A family stops for a welcome drink and a few photographs. Heads peep over one another as everybody tries to steal a glance at the camera without venturing too close.

  Mahir   One of the youngest members of a traveling group, Mahir used a stick to keep two zebu cattle in line.
       
     

Mahir

One of the youngest members of a traveling group, Mahir used a stick to keep two zebu cattle in line.

  Day out in the Sun   Four girls apply a clay-based sunblock and pull their hair up in coils as they prepare for a day out in a sunny village close to Tuleara.
       
     

Day out in the Sun

Four girls apply a clay-based sunblock and pull their hair up in coils as they prepare for a day out in a sunny village close to Tuleara.

  Fanofi and Tiana   Sisters in arms. Much of Madagascar's population still relies upon subsistence farming and these two girls laid down their shovels for a short break.
       
     

Fanofi and Tiana

Sisters in arms. Much of Madagascar's population still relies upon subsistence farming and these two girls laid down their shovels for a short break.

  Nomena   Keeping under the shade of her mother's stall, this young girl was playing with carved wooden animals, still a popular commodity amongst Malagasy children. Her name means 'Gift'.
       
     

Nomena

Keeping under the shade of her mother's stall, this young girl was playing with carved wooden animals, still a popular commodity amongst Malagasy children. Her name means 'Gift'.

  Tofanah   Romena's mother welcomes customers at her fruit and vegetable stall as her young cousin gestures behind her. Businesses throughout the country are often family-run with help being provided to all members.
       
     

Tofanah

Romena's mother welcomes customers at her fruit and vegetable stall as her young cousin gestures behind her. Businesses throughout the country are often family-run with help being provided to all members.

  Jermain   A young boy snatches a mischievous look at the camera between the wooden framework of a market stall.
       
     

Jermain

A young boy snatches a mischievous look at the camera between the wooden framework of a market stall.

  The Morning Light   A climbing hand settles on a wooden frame as everybody prepares the stalls for market day.
       
     

The Morning Light

A climbing hand settles on a wooden frame as everybody prepares the stalls for market day.

  Hada and Kiady   Two boys take a break from their work on a shady veranda.
       
     

Hada and Kiady

Two boys take a break from their work on a shady veranda.

IMGP7678.jpg
       
     
  The Village Computer   After a week of working the fields, there's nothing better than a weekend in town. Wear your best attire, grab a beer and listen to music being played on the computer. Then boogie the night away in a dance hall.
       
     

The Village Computer

After a week of working the fields, there's nothing better than a weekend in town. Wear your best attire, grab a beer and listen to music being played on the computer. Then boogie the night away in a dance hall.

  Henri   One of the quieter members of the group but enjoying the entertainment that the computer had to offer none the less.
       
     

Henri

One of the quieter members of the group but enjoying the entertainment that the computer had to offer none the less.

IMGP7708.jpg
       
     
  Park and Ride   Motorbikes are a common and convenient mode of travel along dusty highways. 
       
     

Park and Ride

Motorbikes are a common and convenient mode of travel along dusty highways.