Madagascar Kids

One of the most charming things in Madagascar are naturally the kids. Playful and always ready to strike a pose, their mood in sharp contrast to their living conditions. This is a study with some shots from the 2013 trip, processed in Lightroom with the VSCO Polaroid 669, 680, 690 and PX-70 presets, to convey the mood.

 

Girls of Ambalavero
Girls of Ambalavero

Three sisters, sitting at the train station of Ambalavero.

Those Eyes
Those Eyes

A charming young girl at the annual Bara festival in Ranohira.

Malagasy girl
Malagasy girl

A beautiful girl carrying her brother on her back, in Madiorano, a village on the way from Fianarantsoa to Manakara.

Mother and baby
Mother and baby

A baby resting in the hands of her mother. They rode the train and travelled with us for the next 3-4 hours.

Sisterhood
Sisterhood

A young girl taking care of the sister, in Ambalavero, along the FCE train line.

Looking Out
Looking Out

A Malagasy girl, looking out the window at the Fianarantsoa train station, waiting for the train to Manakara to depart.

A big smile
A big smile

A young boy at the beach in Belo sur Mer.

Young model
Young model

A girl posing in the fternoon light in Belo sur Mer.

Banana Girl
Banana Girl

This young girl was selling bananas at the train staton of Tolongoina, a small village along the FCE train line. Each bunch was selling for 300 ariary or about 0,1 euros. Note that this is the price for foreigners.

Play Time
Play Time

A kid in Belo sur Mer, climbing a pirogue on the sand.

Malagasy style
Malagasy style

Girls posing in the fishing village in Canal des Pangalanes, near Manakara.

Sophisticated Lady
Sophisticated Lady

Another Bara girl in the Ranohira annual festival. The kids were really happy to strike a pose for me.

Shy Look
Shy Look

A young girl in Manampatrana, being shy to my lens.

Happy
Happy

A young boy in the annual Bara festival in Ranohira.

Intense Look
Intense Look

A girl in Manampatrana, along the FCE train line.

Carrying Home the Water
Carrying Home the Water

A girl carrying home two bucktes of water in Ihosy. Ihosy in the capital town of the Bara people.

Good Friends
Good Friends

Two boys playing in Ihosy, happy to pose for the camera.

Charming Malagasy Girl
Charming Malagasy Girl

A young girl on the way to Anja reserve

Playful
Playful

A girl in a playful mood, in Mahabako, one of the larger villages on the FCE train line.

Looking Smart
Looking Smart

A young guy at the the annual Bara people festival in Ranohira. Ranohira is the closest town to the Isalo National Park.

The Basket
The Basket

A girl in Ihosy, carrying a basket on her head.