Photo Journal Monday: Werner Mansholt

Photo Journal Monday: Werner Mansholt

A boy on a boat in Joal. © Werner Mansholt

A boy on a boat in Joal. © Werner Mansholt

“When I’m traveling, I like to stroll around and follow people in their surroundings of their daily lives; people who are waiting, walking, working, eating, or children playing. There is always something beautiful and special in these day to day moments. All these pictures tell little stories about love, desire, happiness as well as a juxtaposition of these things. I wanted to capture the brilliant light and colors of Africa as well as their abundant amount of energy and power.

As the only white man among the African people, I tried to be invisible to take pictures without them posing. I wanted to become familiar with the locals and respect their dignity.

The photographs were taken in Senegal, West Africa.”

Kids drawing on a wall. © Werner Mansholt

Kids drawing on a wall. © Werner Mansholt

A Photo Studio in St. Louis. © Werner Mansholt

A Photo Studio in St. Louis. © Werner Mansholt

A boy with a red balloon in St.Louis. © Werner Mansholt

A boy with a red balloon in St.Louis. © Werner Mansholt

A woman cleaning a shop window in Dakar. © Werner Mansholt

A woman cleaning a shop window in Dakar. © Werner Mansholt

Boy with a frame in Ile de Goree/Dakar. © Werner Mansholt

Boy with a frame in Ile de Goree/Dakar. © Werner Mansholt

Vendors offering peanuts at a taxi-stop near St. Louis. © Werner Mansholt

Vendors offering peanuts at a taxi-stop near St. Louis. © Werner Mansholt

At the harbor of St. Louis. © Werner Mansholt

At the harbor of St. Louis. © Werner Mansholt

Runner at Ile de Goree/Dakar. © Werner Mansholt

Runner at Ile de Goree/Dakar. © Werner Mansholt

A wrestler swimming in Joal. © Werner Mansholt

A wrestler swimming in Joal. © Werner Mansholt

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