1993, Abidjan, Ivory Coast
Plate 55, 18x27
What pushed me to take this shot was that the scene was so unexpected. It was so very colorful but presented the question as to how they kept the clothes separated. How did each owner know his goods? If he knew as he or she started, how did they know at the end of the wash? I noticed that some of the people would walk about and leave their original spot. How they found it again, I could not say; to each his skill, to each his experience, to each to learn that which was required to survive.