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

BAKA PYGMIES - A SMALL VILLAGE (CAMEROON)

African Rainforest & Pygmy Peoples


A small village, from Luis Devin's anthropological research in Central Africa (Baka Pygmies, Cameroon)
Some members of a Baka camp in the rainforest (Baka Pygmies, Cameroon).

"E in quel momento le donne accanto al fuoco, quelle dietro i mortai e la gente sotto la tettoia di foglie e i bambini si voltano tutti verso di noi. L'intero accampamento piomba nel silenzio. Arrivando dalla foresta, la sensazione è quella di un luogo protettivo. Sicuro. La sensazione, inaspettata, è di essere arrivato a casa."

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: http://www.pygmies.org/rainforest-pygmies/photo-gallery.php?photo=73       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 02:30.
Every minute, at least 25 hectares (250.000 m²) of forest are destroyed around the world (source: WWF).