Amelia and the Anacostia
Senegal political video of the day – Compare’s Wade’s third term to taking a third wife. I especially appreciate the mockery of the Presidential Guards (shown in those red Brit uniforms).
Took a break from covering politically active rappers to photograph some “rollerblade addicts’ in Dakar. So much fun to shoot.
I’m back in Senegal for a few weeks to cover the elections and produce a couple of features. Today was spent running through the streets of downtown Dakar chasing protestors who were running from tear gas-hurling riot police. I ran into a bunch of old friends, (which was nice) and got a face full of tear gas multiple times (less nice).
The protestors are rallying against current President Abdoulaye Wade’s attempt to run for a third term, which is or is not against the constitution’s two-term limit, depending on whom you ask. Photos below.. more info to follow. Credit: Ricci Shryock/Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting
When I was little, my dad and I would watch Alfred Hitchcock’s ‘The Birds’ all the time. Looking back, perhaps it wasn’t the best choice of films for a five-year-old. I had flashbacks of man-eating birds when I was shooting these gulls in SW Florida this week. I took a Panera bagel, threw it above my head, and shot away with a 50 mm. That basically means these birds are as close as they appear.
I’m so bummed I missed Tinariwen when they played in DC in November. Love them, and this music video is gorgeous.
Gondar, Ethiopia. November, 2011.
Along a road in Bahirdar region of Ethiopia. November, 2011.
(Also – I promise I will write more about Ethiopia SOON – it was awesome sauce).
If this isn’t beautiful, I don’t know what it is. Check out the 2:28 mark for sheer facial expression.