Friday, March 17, 2006

Untitled Photo
from a series called "Life in Nigeria"
found here:
Attu Sees All

C.S.P. sent me the link to these photos a while back and I've just now got round to posting it. This particular shot, to me, is almost heartwarming. At first glance, the way the monkey has his hand on the boy's leg makes me think he loves him, that they are friends; but the chain dangling from the boy’s wrist can be seen connecting to the monkey’s left side, and you can also see a swatting stick at the boy’s feet, which unfortunately belies any notion of their amiability. Clothing on a monkey notwithstanding, this photo is super sad to me.