2012 Photo Contest, Daily Life, Singles, 2nd prize

A mouthful

Photographer

Johnny Haglund

Vi Menn

27 April, 2011

A young Wagenya girl catches fish using an age-old method, diving into rapids on the Congo River with a net, and holding her catch in her mouth.

About

Johnny Haglund

Johnny Haglund was born in Norway in 1965. He studied as an engineer, but discovered he was not made to spend his life working between four walls. Since 1988, he has traveled the...

Background story

Kisangani, Democratic Republic of Congo

A young Wagenya girl catches fish using an age-old method, diving into rapids on the Congo River with a net, and holding her catch in her mouth, as that is most certain to prevent its escape. The Wagenya live at a point in the river—near the city of Kisangani in northern Democratic Republic of Congo—where rock banks create a series of cataracts. They have been a fishing people for generations.

Technical information

Shutter Speed
1/160 sec
Focal length
24 mm
F-Stop
f/22.0
ISO
500

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