Cape Verde Islands, off the coast of Africa

These are just some images from my first visit, in April 2012, to Cape Verde, or Cabo Verde, a nation on a volcanic archipelago off the northwest coast of Africa. This is an island nation made up of 10 islands. I visited the capital city of Praia and the island of Sao Vicente while on an education assignment for the Boston Globe.

  • The first image is in Cidade Velhia which used to be the main port where slaves brought from Africa were traded.
  • The second image is of a 20-year old man who had not been able to finish his last year of high school because his family didn’t have the $37 for the whole year’s tuition.
  • The other two images are children being children which I encountered at a couple of different beaches.

Behind the Scenes:

I never stop making an image because it might not make the paper, or because it might not have to do with the story I was sent to cover. I’m a true believer that when I see something worth photographing I just photograph it.

Tech Stuff: Two cameras: D3 and D3s. Two lenses 24-70mm 2.8 and 70-200mm 2.8 sometimes with a 1.4 TC on it. ISO anywhere between 100 to 3,200.