a uniquely malian warmth

Category: Travel Portraits


Photo and caption by Jacob Kiser

Malians are warm, have an amazing sense of humor, and love joking around with you. But when your camera comes out, for some reason, their faces often shift to stoicism. I captured this man's laugh after chatting with him for a minute then attempting to say "3, 2, 1, smile!" in Bambara. From what I know of him, this portrait captures his personality and character in its fullest.

Location: Dialakoroba, Mali


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