Taoudenni Salt Mines, Mali

In 1991 John led and project managed a Kodak sponsored expedition by camel through Mali (West Africa). Travelling with the nomadic traders on their three week journey by camel from Timbuktu to the Taoudenni salt mines, John documented their lives and those of the debt-bonded miners.  These pictures were subsequently featured in the 1997 Photography Yearbook, the Observer Magazine and other international journals. An image from this project was used by The Royal Geographical Society as the front cover of its special edition “Illustrated” book.

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