Photo gallery with soundscapes and quotes from the book The Forest Has You


African Rainforest & Pygmy Peoples

Rainforest road, from Luis Devin's anthropological research in Central Africa (Cameroon)
Bantu children on a track in the Cameroon rainforest, carrying containers to fetch water from a stream (Cameroon).

"The more we walk on, the lower forest becomes. And the more lost I feel. The trunks of the trees are smaller, further apart. Until we reach the cacao plantations, the villageois' banana groves. We are now surrounded by bushes covered in red dust, on the big track..."

Luis Devin, The Forest Has You. Story of an Initiation
Italian edition: La foresta ti ha. Storia di un'iniziazione
(Castelvecchi - LIT Edizioni)

Soundscape: tropical rainforest sounds (Central Africa).

Photo gallery about African Pygmies and the rainforest, with soundscapes from pygmy camps and the forest.

      Page URL:       Photos, texts and audio recordings by Luis Devin.
The time in the tropical rainforests of the Western Congo Basin, where the Baka and the other Pygmy peoples live, is 20:43.
Every minute, at least 25 hectares (250.000 m²) of forest are destroyed around the world (source: WWF).