Photographer's Note

As promised when posting my first shot – Fortaleza – here a view of the shanty town surrounding the Former Franciscan monastery. It’s quite an awesome view to discover this kind of landscape, especially on the coast of Luanda.

It could seem quite nice to live so close from the sea but I let you imagine what it is to live there especially when you have heavy rains fom December to march… In Angola, these kinds of shanty towns are called Musseque, referring to the red land where they take place. It is probably more than 4 million people who live in such conditions.

On the background, you can see a kind of tower which is a strange unfinished monument dedicated to the father of the Angolan independence from Portugal in the 70’s : Agostinho Neto.

Let me know what you think of the composition, lights and contrasts.

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Additional Photos by Steven Le Vourc'h (Curioso) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 551 W: 273 N: 1552] (9271)
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