Photographer's Note

This girl is using a mortar (an ordinary metal bowl, actually) and pestle to prepare some sort of green leaf vegetable prior to cooking. Greens from a variety of plants are a big part of the everyday diet in Gabon; they are typically cooked with meat or fish and served with hot pepper condiment. Every member of the family (but especially the women and girls) have chores to do around the house and garden. Preparing food is typical women's work.

I took this shot with a Olympus body and a 50 mm lens. I didn't even own a flash.

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Photo Information
  • Copyright: Douglas Himes (DKH) (15)
  • Genre: People
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 1989-00-00
  • Categories: Food
  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2005-04-27 1:04
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