Senegalese Lutte Wrestling, Man with Rope in Mouth, Senegal

From the Senegal collection


I worked in Senegal in the 1970s. More than anyplace in Africa, it was a call to photograph the people.

The capital of Senegal, Dakar, was known then as the Paris of Africa. Nothing about that interested me. I was captivated by the people: fishermen, farmers, children, men, women. 

I was lucky enough to photograph a Senegalese Lutte Wrestling match. It was in an open lot with a casual atmosphere. I understand that today it’s played in big stadiums with big ticket prizes and all the corresponding restrictions and protocols.

Senegalese Lutte Wrestling, Man with Rope in Mouth, Senegal

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From the Senegal collection


I worked in Senegal in the 1970s. More than anyplace in Africa, it was a call to photograph the people.

The capital of Senegal, Dakar, was known then as the Paris of Africa. Nothing about that interested me. I was captivated by the people: fishermen, farmers, children, men, women. 

I was lucky enough to photograph a Senegalese Lutte Wrestling match. It was in an open lot with a casual atmosphere. I understand that today it’s played in big stadiums with big ticket prizes and all the corresponding restrictions and protocols.