Photographer's Note

This is from a market place in Abomey city in southern Benin, about 100 km from the Atlantic coast. I spent just over a week in this interesting little country towards the end of a long journey through West Africa in 1981-82. In those days the military regime had imported Marxism-Leninism as the official state ideology, but beneath the surface African traditions were firmly rooted. Today Benin has converted to western democracy and is doing it quite well.
This picture was scanned from a Kodachrome slide.

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