The chickens – photo 009
I love this photography which I took in Loumia, a rural area 80kms of N’djamena, Chad.
The chickens were going to be sold to the local market. I was offered few of them but it would have been unreasonable to bring them back with me to Dakar.
I admire the color of the fabric and most of all the life experience so pronounced through the hands.
I see them almost everyday, sitting together under the bus stop shelter. The world is driving around them but they ignore it while holding hands and smiling at the happiness that they have created for themselves. Several times, I saw them kissing passionately as the bus that will take her away arrives. He is waving at her as she is leaving him for the day. Distance is only a close up that has been pushed apart.