Photo gallery with soundscapes and quotes from the book The Forest Has You


African Rainforest & Pygmy Peoples

Pygmy pirogue on a river, from Luis Devin's anthropological research in Central Africa (Baka Pygmies, Gabon)
Pirogue on a river in the African rainforest (Baka Pygmies, Gabon).

"We paddle away from the shore. Reflected in the water, the moon gazes up at us, then twists and blurs in the current. Until the pirogue slips under the tangle of branches overhanging the river and the moon disappears behind the trees..."

Luis Devin, The Forest Has You. Story of an Initiation
Italian edition: La foresta ti ha. Storia di un'iniziazione
(Castelvecchi - LIT Edizioni)

Soundscape: a paddle hitting the water, moving by pirogue
in a rainforest river; in the background, bird and insect calls.

Photo gallery about African Pygmies and the rainforest, with soundscapes from pygmy camps and the forest.

      Page URL:       Photos, texts and audio recordings by Luis Devin.
The time in the tropical rainforests of the Western Congo Basin, where the Baka and the other Pygmy peoples live, is 08:19.
Every minute, at least 25 hectares (250.000 m²) of forest are destroyed around the world (source: WWF).