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Memories, Burkina Faso

This was a special photograph for me because I was close to the older women in the photograph. she died of health problems and the family invited me to stay with the family at the wake. They showed me this photograph and explained that it was the only one that they had of their parents together. At the time, I was trying to photograph the picture as to make copies for the other family members. However, what I love about this picture is that you can really see the affection between the old man and his wife. In this part of rural West Africa, you very rarely saw that as that most people of this generation were married through arranged marriages. But here you can really see how much they loved eachother.

Photo by hollyh