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photoblog image Scorpion.

Scorpion.

He looks like a fisherman in his canoe, right? The young man is not a fisherman but a labourer. He and his colleagues take the canoe deep into the lagoon and get sand from the bed of the lagoon then bring it ashore, unload it, they then get paid by the contractors. A day's wages couldn't be more than £4. He started doing this job when he was around 14. He goes by the moniker 'Scorpion'. His ripped muscles is clear result of  his type of work. Pardon me, the image is somehow dark.

Location- Ajah, Lagos, Nigeria.

Scorpion.

He looks like a fisherman in his canoe, right? The young man is not a fisherman but a labourer. He and his colleagues take the canoe deep into the lagoon and get sand from the bed of the lagoon then bring it ashore, unload it, they then get paid by the contractors. A day's wages couldn't be more than £4. He started doing this job when he was around 14. He goes by the moniker 'Scorpion'. His ripped muscles is clear result of  his type of work. Pardon me, the image is somehow dark.

Location- Ajah, Lagos, Nigeria.

comments (2)

  • N.Z.G
  • United States
  • 3 Nov 2009, 19:42
Thanks for telling the story behind the image. I find that knowing something about the image (esp. when the image contains a person) adds something extra to the viewing experience.

I can't wait to be home in March! Thanks for giving me a bit of Lagossmile
Ohiseme Olubunmi Ozoya: Thanks for the comment NZG
Yes, your stories behind the pictures give them meaning, I've enjoyed looking at them, I've only just started on this site still finding my way around, you're images are the first I've really looked at, a great start for me.
Ohiseme Olubunmi Ozoya: Welcome to SC, Clifford.

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