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Cédric Faimali


 

Cédric Faimali / Picturetank FAC0081447

Market day on the island of Blarigui, in the northern part of lake Chad, in Chad. The people who don't want to get wet arrive by boat but they have to pole the boat the entire distance because the lake is so shallow and no longer navigable.

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Cédric Faimali / Argos / Picturetank FAC0081430

Nigerian fishermen who have come with their children to the island of Blarigui so they can continue to fish. The weakening of the African monsoon has reduced the surface area of Lake Chad by 80% over the past 30 years. Chad, April 2005

Chad - 01/04/2005

 

Cédric Faimali / Picturetank FAC0081432

Lake Chad, once the fourth largest lake in Africa, has lost 80% of its surface area over the past 30 years with the weakening of the monsoon and can now be virtually crossed on foot. Chad, April 2005.

01/04/2005

 

Cédric Faimali / Picturetank FAC0081429

Maloum Oumar Barka, 57, of Chad, sets his fishing lines in the shallow waters of Lake Chad.

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Cédric Faimali / Picturetank FAC0081454

The village of Bol, in the northern part of lake Chad. In the late afternoon the women come to wash their clothes.

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Cédric Faimali / Picturetank FAC0081451

Island of Blarigui. After the market, a party is organised by the fishermen, with playtful wrestling among the participants. Chad, June 2005.

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Cédric Faimali / Picturetank FAC0081444

A memory of its glorious past, the rusting remains of one of the barges which used to cross Lake Chad, near the village of Bol in northern Chad.

Chad - 01/05/2005

 

Cédric Faimali / Picturetank FAC0081433

Lake Chad, once the fourth largest lake in Africa, has lost 80% of its surface area over the past 30 years with the weakening of the monsoon and can now be virtually crossed on foot. Chad April 2005

01/04/2005

 

Cédric Faimali / Picturetank FAC0081452

Polder of BOL-Mandi. Plantation projet on the parts of Lake Chad which have dried out. The government of Chad offers parcels of this land, which has rich alluvial soil, in return for a portion of their production in attempt to make the people self-sufficient in food. Bol, Chad, June 2005.

01/06/2005

 

Cédric Faimali / Picturetank FAC0081437

Polder of Bol-Mandi. A plantation project on an area of Lake Chad which has dried out. Mousa Mahamat, 24, of Chad from the Kanembou tribe and former fishermen, works in 45 degree heat, preparing his land grant for possible future irrigation. Lake Chad, Chad, April 2005.

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Cédric Faimali / Picturetank FAC0081453

A dried up section of Lake Chad near the village of Bol. Chad, May 2005.

01/05/2005

 

Cédric Faimali / Picturetank FAC0081445

Lake Chad, once the fourth largest lake in Africa, has lost 80% of its surface area over the past 30 years with the weakening of the monsoon and can now be virtually crossed on foot. Chad, April 2005.

01/04/2005



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