Come to the Epic Journey Presentation to hear how the story ends.
(Above) This is the Konso tribe village called Busso, one of my favorite villages in all of Africa.
He wanted to charge me to take photographs, but he wanted some professional photographs of himself. When he told me his fee, I replied in a very surprised voice, that my fee was exactly the same. What to do? He wouldn't give in, nor would I. Finally, the culture minister who was traveling with us, paid the fees. He actually wanted the witch doctor perform magic on him.
This boy had severe headaches before he went to the witch doctor and reported that he felt better after the "operation." Unfortunately, I never did a long term follow up.
(Above) This is the evil spirit the witch doctor pulled from the subject. Looks pretty nasty; so does the witch doctor's hand.
(Above) On my first visit to Busso in 2001, I photographed an old man. I printed lots of the photographs I snapped during that first trip and took them with me on the second trip. It turns out the old man had died. When I gave the photograph to the son, he cried. It was the only thing he had to remember his father. That's the power of photography.
Epic Journey of Spiritual Discovery live presentation
July 1, 2012 4:00 to 5:30pm
Mumm Napa Gallery
8445 Silverado Trail
Rutherford, CA 94573