Portrait of a centenarian

It was said he is over 100 years old living in a remote area of Zambia (Kafue). There was no proof for his age, no birth certificate, no ID cards or whatsoever but his memories went back to a time (first railroad in Zambia) which could well proof that he must have been 100+. The villagers honoured him and also took care of him - solidarity in a very poor area! I was impressed by that community and also this wise man. The shot was done end of the nineties - with a Rolleiflex 35.

Fotograf:
rolfmg
Hochgeladen:
2021-04-13
Tags:
africa portrait wisdom zambia
Kamera:
Rollei Rolleiflex SL35
Film:
Photo Porst Color X 200
Objektiv:
Rollei planar 1.8
Stadt:
Kafue
Land:
Zambia

6 Kommentare

  1. annalisa-gaeta87
    annalisa-gaeta87 ·

    great

  2. vanyadayi
    vanyadayi ·

    wow. a good old story..

  3. leisuresuit
    leisuresuit ·

    Great photo!

  4. rolfmg
    rolfmg ·

    @annalisa-gaeta87,@vanyadayi,@leisuresuit Many thanks - indeed a story one can learn of.

  5. neufotomacher
    neufotomacher ·

    Great portrait.

  6. rolfmg
    rolfmg ·

    @neufotomacher Thanks for your intensive visit of my LH and your support - yes, I like this as well and the story behind it. The man was almost blind (from cataract) but rejected a sight saving surgery - as he was highly respected as the old blind wise man of that community.

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