Jide Alakija

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Children of Rwanda #5: Skilled basket maker

I think this will be the last of the photos I'll be posting in this series as I want to move unto something else. The essence really was to present Rwanda's progress in development since the genocide about 13 years ago. The children has been the focus in this photo essay

I hope you have not only enjoyed the photographic techniques employed here but also learnt something about these people too.

comments (33)

  • Kathryn
  • Germany
  • 14 Jan 2008, 00:16
I just love this image...the lighting, the children in the window. Wow. A likey.
Jide Alakija: Thanks Kathryn.
very nice Jide.
Could you conduct a few workshops on PP? Great shot.
another Likey
Your recent images have just blown me away! A beautiful series. I look forward to more of your photojournalistic images. (Processing is superb!)
  • Urv
  • California
  • 14 Jan 2008, 03:38
Very powerful
I think when you get your art to a certain level, then you can just do any simple thing at all and people would still marvel at such brilliance. Here's another notable work!
  • Obioma
  • United States
  • 14 Jan 2008, 06:29
Very well done.
WoW! Exceptional good picture.
  • Stan
  • 14 Jan 2008, 07:20
Do more stuff like this and you'll get to avoid some of my less flattering comments wink Likeyed
This is another stunning shot. The use of light is faultless. (:o)
Well done Jide ...
Beautiful image. Thanks a lot !
  • incubus
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 14 Jan 2008, 10:42
the best of the lot in my opinion.... love this shot
Jide you get the 1st "I LIKEY LIKEY" to be bestowed on any one for over 4 months from us, this image and the one previous are serious master pieces. Suby & Sinem bows at the feet of the Alakija fella for such awesome images.

  • Anon Imus
  • Nigeria
  • 14 Jan 2008, 12:14
Well done Jide!

Thank you for the enlightenment. I have certainly enjoyed it.
  • urban8
  • the lush-lushness that is Stoke-on-Trent
  • 14 Jan 2008, 12:43
Superb image, really like this a lot, would make a fantastic social-history shot! Great work on the composition, and the exposure is spot-on.
Beautiful shot - the composition, the lighting - just excellent.
  • Martin
  • United States
  • 14 Jan 2008, 19:24
Masterful light!
great tonage
  • Nkemo
  • london
  • 14 Jan 2008, 21:19
great. love it.
  • Znax
  • Canada
  • 14 Jan 2008, 22:57
No comment. You told everything...
  • Ellie
  • in a damp United Kingdom
  • 14 Jan 2008, 23:02
I like the overbright window and the dark, dark shadows, they add something special to this picture.

He must be working very quickly for his hand to be that blurred. I dread to think how little he might earn, but hope it's enough to make a difference to his life.
  • Rafael
  • Suriname
  • 15 Jan 2008, 04:59
  • peter
  • Denmark
  • 15 Jan 2008, 19:14
I think this has been an excellent series of photographs where you have succeeded really well in capturing a variety of moods and situations. Well done!
  • Laurie
  • United States
  • 15 Jan 2008, 19:25
This is beautiful. Very powerful and such a great photo technically and artistically. The basket is beautiful too.
  • Ebewn
  • Europe
  • 16 Jan 2008, 20:23
a reason to come back to alakija.com.

you're going back to your best, and its a great place to be.

good job
  • boye
  • United States
  • 18 Jan 2008, 04:00
I hope u get to exhibit these masterful works so that many others may enjoy your work.
  • DrAW!
  • nigeria
  • 20 Jan 2008, 13:48
ok i want to be a photojournalist when i grow up! tongue
Jide Alakija: Well you haven't got much time from what I can see. wink
  • Jamey
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 23 Jan 2008, 15:59
Excellent lighting. Well done.
  • Ovo
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 31 Jan 2008, 12:13
I love the lighting here. It does something for me which is really good.
Jide Alakija: I agree, the lighting makes this shot. Strong tones too. Thanks
magnific series, very impressive

best wishes
Fantastic photograph!

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