Photographer's Note

~ In photoshop - automatic color

This photo was taken at the Cape Coast ex-slave dungeon in Ghana, Africa, February 2003. This African young man (not staged at all) was our tour guide, explaining all the aspects of the castle during the Atlantic Slave Trade. In this photo, this is the door of no return, where part of the 10 million Africans boarded the slave ships to the Americas. One million were left for the sharks of the Atlantic. The other nine million went to mostly the Carribean, Brazil, and finally to the U.S, if they even made it past the 3 weeks to 6 months, of waiting inside the dungeons, with little room to move, breath, and eat. They did not see the sun during their wait inside the slave dungeon. The slave dungeons were split between the females and the males. Their was a chamber just for the raping of the women as a form of punishment. Their was also a chamber that had no windows, where they put out of control Africans to sufficate to death. I walked inside of these dungeons, where I could see the body and blood still mixed with the red stained stone in the small gutters along the floors. The dungeons that had a window, yes, one small window was no wonder that many died of lack of air and of disease in these cells.

I was so moved that I began to cry. Our tour guide, in this foto, said, "It's time to dry your crying eyes. This is the past and we need to move on. We want to show the world what happened here, so that this never happens to humanity agian." I quickly understood.

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  • Copyright: Lin Files (brazilwood) Silver Note Writer [C: 3 W: 0 N: 23] (66)
  • Genre: Lugares
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2003-02-13
  • Categories: Transportes
  • Exposición: f/5.6, 30 segundos
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  • Versión de la foto: Versión original
  • Date Submitted: 2005-06-04 16:36
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