Global Images Contest 2006-2007


Robin Nedelcu '07

This is one of the photos I treasure the most from my time abroad in Mali... Coming from the United States, Pictured here is a Muslim man praying on the steps of the Great Mosque of Djenné, which is known for being the largest mud building in the world and a UNESCO World Heritage site. ...In many ways, this was a hard picture to take. I tried my best to not be the annoying tourist in seek of the "authentic cultural experience." Yet here I was taking a picture of something not only for the fact that it was different from the American experience, but for the fact that this was something I was actually experiencing. I wondered why the man was not inside praying...