An attempt to record contemporary life in Kivu, the eastern province of the Democratic Republic of Congo. While visiting Goma and Bukavu, most of the pictures were shot from a vehicle. DRC is one of the poorest nations in the world, practically a failed state, with mineral reserves that amount to $23 billion.
Life in Goma
A family dressed in their Sunday clothes, in the poor neighborhood overlooking the port of Goma.
A congolese lady carrying loafs of bread. Women work hard in Cpngo, like in the rest of Africa.
Dabord le Bebe
Three girls playing on a Sunday afternoon.
Carrying tin scrap with a tsukudu.
A kid stiing in front of the entrance of the United Nations Organization Stablilization Mission.
Life in Goma
Sunday afternoon in Goma.
A motorcycle taxi, the most common way of public transportation in Goma.
A man pushing a loaded tsukudu on one of the few paved streets.
Two Congolese ladies chatting on Sunday afternoon.
A man and his tsukudu, under the morning rain in Goma.
A truck loaded with goods and people, heading to Goma.
Three girls returning from school.
A tsukudu loaded with wood.
a local couple walking the streets of Goma on Sunday.
A young lady and her umbrella in Goma.
A typical movie theater in this part of the world.
Kids playing in front of motrocycle repair shop near Goma.
People sitting outside their home, a typical scene in Congo.
A movie theater for the entairtainment of the village youth, near Goma.
A woman carrying her baby, a frequent scene in Bukavu.
A lady with her grand children in a village near Bukavu.
Ladies walking in a village near Bukavu in Congo.
Where is Mama?
A young girl looking for her mother in the outskirts of Bukavu.
On Lake Kivu
People going on their daily tasks by the lake in Goma.
Lake Kivu in the morning, in Goma.