Years ago, I had this great opportunity thanks to my best friend Arnaud to take part as a photographer in a humanitarian project in Burkina Faso.

As an art photographer and portrait lover, I naturally took this chance to get on this memorable journey in the quest of knowing more about the daily life of people in this part of Africa. It’s been such a wonderful journey! I’ve been amazed by the great warmness, creativity, and kindness of each and every one of them. They all opened their heart with such truth to my camera. This is my selection of their best shots!

A Student Showing His Good Results, Fada N’Gourma, Burkina Faso

A Student Showing His Good Results, Fada N'Gourma, Burkina Faso

The Wise And Hospitable Man In His Floral-Patterned Shirt Was Riding Peacefully During My Walk And Stopped His Bicycle To Share Such A Nice Moment Of Talking And Exchanging

The Wise And Hospitable Man In His Floral-Patterned Shirt Was Riding Peacefully During My Walk And Stopped His Bicycle To Share Such A Nice Moment Of Talking And Exchanging

Woman At The Livestock Market, Fada N’Gourma, Burkina Faso

Woman At The Livestock Market, Fada N'Gourma, Burkina Faso

I Met This Man In The Central Market Of Fada N’Gourma Where He Had A Humble Corner To Sell A Variation Of Bag Packs

I Met This Man In The Central Market Of Fada N'Gourma Where He Had A Humble Corner To Sell A Variation Of Bag Packs

Kids Studying In A Classroom, Fada N’Gourma, Burkina Faso

Kids Studying In A Classroom, Fada N'Gourma, Burkina Faso

Young Girl Standing In Front Of A Traditional House In Fada N’Gourma

Young Girl Standing In Front Of A Traditional House In Fada N’Gourma

The Visit To The Central Market In Burkina Faso Was A Memorable Time. I Had A Chance To Witness The Daily Life Of Hospitable People In The Locality Who All Dressed Impressively In Their Colorful And Typically Patterned Garments

The Visit To The Central Market In Burkina Faso Was A Memorable Time. I Had A Chance To Witness The Daily Life Of Hospitable People In The Locality Who All Dressed Impressively In Their Colorful And Typically Patterned Garments

Portrait Of An Elderly Woman Sitting Under A Baobab Tree, Fada N’Gourma, Burkina Faso

Portrait Of An Elderly Woman Sitting Under A Baobab Tree, Fada N'Gourma, Burkina Faso

Two Brothers In The Market, Fada N’Gourma, Burkina Faso

Two Brothers In The Market, Fada N'Gourma, Burkina Faso

A Mother And Her Child, Fada N’Gourma, Burkina Faso

A Mother And Her Child, Fada N'Gourma, Burkina Faso

Father & Son, Fada N’Gourma, Burkina Faso

A Mother And Her Child, Fada N'Gourma, Burkina Faso

Fada N’Gourma, Burkina Faso

Fada N'Gourma, Burkina Faso

Kid Playing During Recreation Time At School, Fada N’Gourma, Burkina Faso

Kid Playing During Recreation Time At School, Fada N'Gourma, Burkina Faso

Fada N’Gourma, Burkina Faso

Kid Playing During Recreation Time At School, Fada N'Gourma, Burkina Faso

Portrait Of Kid At School, Fada N’Gourma, Burkina Faso

Portrait Of Kid At School, Fada N'Gourma, Burkina Faso

Fada N’Gourma, Burkina Faso

Portrait Of Kid At School, Fada N'Gourma, Burkina Faso

Fada N’Gourma, Burkina Faso

Fada N'Gourma, Burkina Faso

I Was Walking Around Fada Ngourma In A Hot Summer Morning

I Was Walking Around Fada Ngourma In A Hot Summer Morning

Portrait Of A Child, Fada N’Gourma, Burkina Faso

I Was Walking Around Fada Ngourma In A Hot Summer Morning

These Limestone Formations Called Dômes De Fabedougou Were Sculpted Into Quirky Dome-Like Shapes Over Millennia By Water And Erosion. Banfora, Burkina Faso

I Was Walking Around Fada Ngourma In A Hot Summer Morning

Burkina Faso Is A Multi-Ethnic Country. The Mossi Are The Widest One And Make Up Approximately 50.2% Of The Population

I Was Walking Around Fada Ngourma In A Hot Summer Morning

Scene At The Market Of Fada N’Gourma, Burkina Faso

Scene At The Market Of Fada N'Gourma, Burkina Faso

Taxi Driver, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

Taxi Driver, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

Daily Life, Banfora, Burkina Faso

Daily Life, Banfora, Burkina Faso

Abandoned Building, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

Abandoned Building, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

Portrait Of An Elderly Man In Ouagadougou, Capital City Of Burkina Faso

Portrait Of An Elderly Man In Ouagadougou, Capital City Of Burkina Faso

About Pierre Semere

My love for photography began more than 16 years ago when I was a young photo assistant in Paris. This experience has helped enhance my photographic techniques and expertise.

I’ve always been a big traveller who loves to discover and photographs new lands, peoples and their traditions. I took many trips from the West to the East sides of the globe during the past years to fully live my passion as an Art Photographer and Photo Journalist, presently working for dozens of national and international magazines and brands. My professional career turned a new page since I have also become a filmmaker. A trip to Vietnam back in 2016 has helped open my perspectives about a new land where I live since overs 4 years from now, calling it my second home.

Daily Lives Of People In Burkina Faso, West Africa By Pierre Semere

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