Carried by the wind, by the clouds, by the wings.”
This excerpt, translated from the original Portuguese, is from Song of the Island Boys by the Cape Verdean poet Aguinaldo Fonseca (1922-2014). Two thirds of the Cape Verdean population live outside the archipelago and this poem is about those who remain. Song of the Island Boys expresses the longing and dreams of departure of the Cape Verdeans who stayed.
This book is dedicated to the many residents of the island of Santiago, Cape Verde who invited me into their homes and who graciously agreed to be photographed.
The photographs in this book were taken in 2014.
Photos printed on a 120 gram slightly rough cotton/paper mix paper. The pages are either a warm grey or a warm sand beige, inspired by the breeze block buildings all over the island of Santiago and by the sandy earth near the capital Praia.