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Tag Archives: Madagascar

In search of a specific nude on an Indian Ocean island

Last year while I was living in Madagascar, a group of friends came to visit. I deserted them soon after they arrived, leaving them to travel to île St. Marie … Continue reading

May 19, 2016 · 3 Comments

The last of the -tychs

As we reach the end of the work-week, so too the end of the diptychs and triptychs from Madagascar. Above: Two photos I love, that show the polar opposites of schooling … Continue reading

December 11, 2015

Triptych: Five horses and two birds

Say what? You don’t see five horses and two birds? Let me explain. Firstly, two horses. The Citroën 2CV (deux chevaux-vapeur,  which translates literally to “two steam horses”) is the most common taxi here … Continue reading

December 10, 2015 · 6 Comments

-tychs: Play in Madagascar

I shot these diptychs and triptychs 5 years ago – some of the first I ever did. All represent where children play here in Madagascar, with its dearth of formal … Continue reading

December 9, 2015 · 1 Comment

Ariary Diptychs & Triptychs

Madagascar’s currency is the Ariary. Try saying that fast, over and over again! In the 1920s Madagascar gained the Malagasy Franc (FMG) as its currency – pegged to the French … Continue reading

December 4, 2015 · 6 Comments

Diptychs: an introduction

For the next few days I’m going to dial things back a bit, and give you just two images a day, in the form of a diptych. A diptych was … Continue reading

December 3, 2015 · 5 Comments

Tana and the sounds of silence. Not.

This city is loud – turbulent, colourful and real – even here in this compound where I’m currently living. The hodgepodge of sound comes in waves: the pitter patter of soothing rain in the middle of … Continue reading

December 2, 2015 · 3 Comments

How to lose one’s finger and other tall tales

Warning. This post is a hotbed of micro-aggression. It contains ridiculously long words which may cause distress to anyone who struggled to read as a child. Also, it may be particularly traumatic … Continue reading

November 30, 2015 · 5 Comments

A road fit for a lemon

The rainy season was barely a week old when I was asked to take family photos for a friend on the outskirts of town. I asked her on the morning of … Continue reading

November 29, 2015 · 3 Comments

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