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


African Rainforest & Pygmy Peoples

Child in pot, from Luis Devin's anthropological research in Central Africa (Baka Pygmies, Cameroon)
A young Baka girl washing her baby brother in a pot, outside a leaf hut (Baka Pygmies, Cameroon).

"The Baka have this enormous generosity of heart, the capacity to make everything seem possible, when you are with them in the forest."

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

Soundscape: voices in a Baka camp. In the background, insects
and birds of the surrounding rainforest (Baka Pygmies of Cameroon).

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 18:50.
Every minute, at least 25 hectares (250.000 m²) of forest are destroyed around the world (source: WWF).