3rd Place - Honor of Distinction
"Abdou with rescued crocodile"
The portrait of Abdou is part of a long term project , now in it's 15th year based around a sacred forest in The Gambia, West Africa called Makasutu.In 2008 Abdou arrived at the forest with a live crocodile which he was going to sell for meat. I asked him if I could buy it, but first I wanted to make a portrait of him. He sold me the crocodile and we released it back into the river.