Acacia Tortilis, Endala Site, Lake Manyara, Tanzania, 2018

Scan of a Platinum-palladium print on Reich CT48 Translucent paper,
from an 8×10 inch negative
Printed 2018

“The spirits took me to a forest and showed me some herbs and how to use them to apply to FGM wounds to make them heal quickly. Then they told me to start the job immediately with close relatives.” Margareth Ngallya, a retired ngariba.

This is the seventh image of ‘From Where Loss Comes‘, a photographic series about female genital cutting and sacrifice. The series is published here with permission from all the people portrayed in it.

Another post about the making of this photograph