“The more you photograph, the more you realize what can and WHAT can”t be photographed. You just have to keep doing it.”

                                                  — ELIOT PORTER

It is one thing to take a picture of what a place looks like, quite another to capture a sense of what it is. Photography is about technique — ‘How did you get that?’ people ask — but the more curious among us prefer to ask, ‘Why did you take that? What does it mean?’ 

Africa is vast, some 30.3 million km2 (11.7 million square miles) in all. Its landscapes are as varied as they are wide, mystic and wild. “Africa is not a country, but it is a continent like none other,” former Virginia Gov. Lawrence Douglas Wilder famously said. “It has that which is elegantly vast or awfully little.”