Khalifa Hussein

Senegal

Khalifa is a young Senegalese who is passionate about photography. Through his photos he has the ability to present reality in a form that surprises and uncovers the unreal.

Khalifa
The Salt Collector
The Salt Collector

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The Salt Collector
The Salt Collector

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The Salt Collector (horizontal)

The Salt Collector
The Salt Collector

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The Salt Collector (vertical)

Lake Retba or Lake Rose is one of the most visited sites in Senegal. The lake is demarcated by its pink colour which it gets from an alga that is in the water. Today it is one of the largest salt mining sites and it's collected by the so-called 'salt pickers'.

 

 

Equipped with his boat, the picker enters the lake to scrape the bottom in order to extract the salt which he puts in a basket. Once the boat is full, he returns to the shore and hands it over to the woman. It’s their way to make a living.