menu

A Young Girl In Ganvie Sits In A Boat , Looking Up At The Camera . Ganvie , Beni ...

A Young Girl In Ganvie Sits In A Boat , Looking Up At The Camera . Ganvie , Beni ...

  Stockphoto ID: 2811298

File name: 2009_04070_ireneabdouphotography.com.jpg
Format: digital, 5000+ pixels longest side
Property release: no Model release: no
Source: photographer Based in: United States

Description: A young girl in Ganvie sits in a boat , looking up at the camera . Ganvie , Benin , with some 3 , 000 stilted buildings and a population of 20 , 000 30 , 000 people , may be the largest " lake village " in Africa . In Ganvie , the population lives exclusively from fishing , building houses on stilts in and next to Lake Nokoue . Because the Dan Homey religion prohibited attacks on communities living in the water , the village of Ganvie dates back to the 16th or 17th century , when it was built to protect people from slavery . Even Ganvie fruit and vegetable market is on water ! ! !

Click to show/hide Tags

This image is copyright protected. There is a fee for any use. This website is not a source of free images.