Les Algues sont mortes
Seaweed earned Zanzibar 75 million Euro in 2015, the third-largest foreign-currency earner after tourism and cloves. About 24,000 households, 80 percent of them headed by women, grow seaweed on the semi-autonomous island.
The island, one of the world’s largest producers of seaweed, was unable to continue the production of algae because of a mystery disease thought to be caused by warming oceans.
The project :
This project deals with the loss of an industry that employs hundreds of women on the East Coast of Zanzibar. The women who lost their livelihood through the death of the seaweed were portrayed in the sea as photo models, which restored their pride.
The making off :
The men in the photos belong to the crew.
It has had a lot of feet in the earth to start but now it starts to become fun. Today spontaneous applause of all (4) models at the end of the shoot.
4 is twice what we had the first day.
In view of what they are paid and the tamtam I expect 8 tomorrow and that will increase when they get their package.
Maulid – my key person here has much less influence than I thought and he constantly stops me from scouting myself what I respect – making choices is the message here
Furthermore, the weather… rainy season has started – but gives nice clouds huh ..
When the weather is good it is almost impossible to harden – around 38 degrees and then our models come half an hour or more later – we can hardly go back because the place of shooting is one kilometer from the start of the beach – so hat on shirt with long sleeves and lots of sunscreen
Today they were on time but Maulid was in the wrong place – not bad at all, because it starts to break loose and become enjoyable.
E-mail from Zambiani to home – 19/03/2014 (excerpt) :