15 49.0138 8.38624 1 1 4000 1 http://acountrycalledearth.com 300

Photoset: “Real Angels” by Ferrari Sheppard

0 Comments

At the northern most part of Zanzibar, Tanzania I came upon 13 women wading through the crystal blue shores of the Indian Ocean. They all wore stainless steel cooking pots on their heads. I wondered if I was witnessing a sort of odd ritual. Holding hands, they snaked through the salt water in single file, and they seemed to be chanting. By the time it occurred to me they were fishing, I found I was deeply entranced by the symbolism of their practical task. Working together with purpose, care and patience, the women came together to find subsistence.  Watching this, I unintentionally uttered aloud, “angels.” I raised my camera to my eye, continuing in a whisper, “they’re angels.”

“Real Angels”:

The following two tabs change content below.

Ferrari Sheppard

Ferrari Sheppard is a journalist, artist and cultural critic based in Chicago. He is also co-founder of A Country Called Earth.
Previous
Next
Ferrari Sheppard

Ferrari Sheppard is a journalist, artist and cultural critic based in Chicago. He is also co-founder of A Country Called Earth.