Ganvié

Ganvie, Benin

Not all stilt houses in Ganvié stand in water in the dry season. Nevertheless local populations lives in poor hygiene conditions. May 1991. Pas toutes les maisons sur pilotis de Ganvié ont les pieds dans l’eau en saison sèche. Il n’empêche que les populations locales vivent dans des conditions d’hygiène déplorables. Mai 1991.

Ganvie, Benin

Ganvie is a lake village in Benin, lying in Lake Nokoue, near Cotonou. Also known as the « Venice of Africa », it is probably the largest lake village of the continent. At the time I took this picture, the 30,000 inhabitants were mostly making a living of fishing. Tourism is now said to be booming. March…