30 juin 2014

Graffiti in M'Gombani

                     These are the resulting photos of my graffiti project around M'Gombani, a small village to the south of Mamoudzou. I took photos like these around three villages in total. The idea was to show my kids the difference between artistic graffiti, street art and plain vandalism. I didn't get to do that lesson plan with them this year, but I'll keep it on the back burner for next year. I like the idea and I'm sure there should be something interesting to... [Lire la suite]
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02 juin 2014

Wenka

           I'm currently writing a lesson plan on graffiti and street art, the idea being to teach the kids what the point of each is and how to tell the difference. As there are a lot of tags here, I wanted to start off with pictures of graffiti around their home village in the hopes that they would recognize some of it and be able to find the rest pretty easily. What started off as a short trip down the main road turned into a two-hour photo safari throughout the village, with cries of "Miss... [Lire la suite]
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24 février 2014

Put it on your head.

         A series of rather interesting postcards has been released recently. They're all drawings of scenes in Mayotte. My favourite is the one above, as it's a mixture of two scenes I come across very regularly. Scooters here aren't just a quick way of getting from point A to point B. They're a fully-fledged means of transport for both people and merchandise. It's not rare to see scooters with not only two people, sometimes three, but also a huge sack of rice, a full bunch of bananas or a cubic metre of... [Lire la suite]
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19 août 2013

The rain in Spain didn't fall upon the plains.

                The holidays are over, I'm afraid. Five weeks of Spain and England, a much-needed break from Mayotte. I like Mayotte very much, it's certainly interesting, but I'm also very pleased to get out occasionally, to see my family and boyfriend, to see more than buildings and beaches, to catch up on civilization and to go shopping in a place with more than three available shops.                       MADRID:... [Lire la suite]