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PHOTOGRAPHS A FISH MARKET IN CONAKRY, GUINEA.




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Assorted chairs outside of a tailor shop in Conakry.
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One of the most horrifying places I think I've ever been: In the unimaginable heat of the day, the fish sits out in the boiling sun and ever-present garbage until it's sold.
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People sleep on the fish bins under the shade of an open tent.
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I wasn't allowed to be taking photos in this market and nearly got hit over the head with a dead fish by an angry woman at one point. I started having to shoot from the hip like dear Henri-Cartier Bresson.
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Garbage in the water at the fish market in Conakry.
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The men go out to fish and the women sell their catch. This market was completely dominated by women pushing and shoving to sell their fish.
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I love this woman's face.
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Immediately next to the market, men were building new fishing boats. This little boy was seeking refuge from the sun under the hull of a new boat.
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I took this photo because this boat is on land, and underneath it is a beach made entirely of trash. I have photos of what was underneath, but can't bring myself to ever work on them.
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It was a surreal experience being in Guinea--at that point, the first African country I had visited. I hope I can go back soon.
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