The woman with the eyes

The woman with the eyes

I met this Igbo woman at a church that had been attacked by unknown gunmen. She was sitting by herself on a pew surrounded by debris leftover from the attack. Her eyes captivated me. May 2016

Talisman

Talisman

A traditional Hausa boxer hangs a talisman across his back. He's preparing for a match. The talisman is supposed to give him powers to win the fight. Every Sunday, about a thousand people crowd a tiny dirt ring in Abuja to watch these young boxers. March 2016. 

Medicine Man

Medicine Man

A Maasai herbalist opens a container of grounded leaves. He lives in Arusha, just behind Mount Meru. September 2013.

Thumbs Up

Thumbs Up

These kids from northeastern Nigeria stopped to smile at me while they were walking back to their refugee camp in Abuja. 2015.