Wodaabe Boy, Ingal, Niger.
990 x 690 x 5 mm
Fox Talbot Museum, Wiltshire (Accredited Museum)
Colour archival pigment print by Basil Pao, in portrait format, depicting a quarter-length portrait of a Wodaabe boy, in Ingal, Niger. The print is mounted on heavy white card and has a wide white border. The boy is wearing a white headscarf wound round his head, with the long end hanging over his shoulder. He wears a necklace of small coloured beads. Markings: Recto - handwritten in pencil in the white border beneath the image: "Wodaabe Boy, Ingal, Niger". Ingal is a town in north-east Niger. The Wodaabe are an ethnic sub-group of nomadic cattle herders and traders, known for their rich attire and cultural ceremonies. The image was taken as part of the Michael Palin series "Sahara" in 2002. Basil Pao Ho-Yun is a Hong Kong-based photographer. He has been the stills photographer on the BBC filming teams that made Michael Palin's television travel programmes.
Donated on 1 June 2012 to the Fox Talbot Museum by Basil Pao.
Makers and roles
Basil Pao, photographer