Pirogues are hollowed-out trees used to cross the Congo River. Though they don't look like the most stable mode of transport, there are surprisingly very steady and reliable, able to carry an unbelievable number of people, and depended on for the transport of goods and other things across Kindu.
I'm currently based in Kindu, in the Maniema province in eastern DRC, where I'm working for an international NGO. I use up almost all of my spare time taking photos, always trying to learn and improve, and take photos that are worth sharing.
Emma Reyes-Pante What a lovely photo my dearest! It shows what pirogues look like and what they are made of in the foreground. The background displays how it is used. The ripples of the water are detailedly placid. Lovely like you. on 2008-06-19, at 01:44:47
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... as long as there's an advanced Maths course in a (not necessarily) nearby country. He's known for pushing friends into the most expensive photographic equipment... several family inheritances have been wasted, but they often acknowledge his smart advices. Owner of a clinical eye, he can spot perfection amidst chaos as easily as a small imperfection on a perfect photo. He's also an occasional stork stalker and, above all, a caring father of two beautiful children. Gastão's current location: Covilhã, Portugal.
... give us a hand. He's our Computer Science genius and is currently addicted to photographing cats. He's a natural born optimist who makes a joke out of anything... don't mess with his Toyota though. Eventually, his stocks will rise from death and he'll invest in livestock and vineyards. He's got highly trained fingers either playing the piano or shortcutting photoshop. We hope he'll stick around after marrying his college sweetheart. In the mean time, he'll dissect every submitted photograph into binary code. Pedro's current location: Covilhã, Portugal.
... would only be true if reading travel, geographic and surfing books/magazines accounted some mileage. He checks his e-mail every 2 minutes and he's often seen going cold-turkey when offline. Still divided between several walks of life, he strongly believes in Murphy's law "If anything can go wrong, it will". Photography plays a huge role in his life, at least judging by his conversation topics. Gray hair will eventually take the better of him. Pedro's current location: Covilhã, Portugal. Pedro's blog, personal/work homepage and facebook.