Skip to comments.The Beauty Of Bricks In Burkina Faso
Posted on 09/14/2013 6:07:13 PM PDT by Pan_Yan
Before spending time in Burkina Faso in western Africa, photographer David Pace had his own preconceptions:
"There's really nothing there," he says he thought. "It's like the worst tourist destination ever."
And, of course, he adds, "all of my original conceptions were totally wrong."
It may be true that Burkina Faso isn't a tourist destination, but that's exactly why Pace ended up loving it because "as photographer," he says, "it's incredible."
Several years back, the California-based photographer was invited by some colleagues who run a nonprofit there and wanted him to photograph the organization. He went back twice the next year. And after three years, he and those colleagues started a study abroad program for the students of Santa Clara University, for which he now teaches photography in Burkina Faso.
On each visit, his eye is drawn to different themes and motifs, which helps to visually structure the place to outsiders like him. He's done portraits in the marketplace a vibrant onslaught of texture and patterns.
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It looks as though they are cutting laterite for stone “bricks”. Impressive. Many of the temples in Southeast Asia are laterite brick.
The woman on the bicycle has arms that put Miz Michelle to shame.
I heard we have a huge secret drone base, there.
When you look at those pits going down 20 feet or more it’s amazing to think they were all chiseled out by hand. The photographer did a great job capturing it.
That he did. The amount of work required is great.
People who want to visit Upper Volta can't find it on the map and don't know what happened to it.
Well, Verginius, don't leave us hanging!
What happened to "Lower Volta?"
It's now known as Ghana.