Tuesday, January 21, 2014

In Africa

My first thought, on seeing this photograph, was the military.  Then I realized that what looked like a uniform lacked emblems of rank, unit, or nationality.  It's that hat that has me confused. I've seen soldiers wear them, but never a civilian.  Perhaps he's a member of some sort of social organization, religious charity, or NGO.  What I'd really like to know in addition to an exact location...Was this picture taken during Africa's colonial period, or after independence.  And, I love the guy's camera.

For those interested, Saturday, January 25 is the annual Museums Free-for-All program.  Check your local museum for info on free admissions.  

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