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From Senegal To The Amazon, A Photographer Explores Mankind’s Relationship with Nature

“The common thread that runs through all my stories is my interest in humankind in relation to the environment–even at its most extreme, raw, and ruthless,” the photojournalist Diana Bagnoli tells me. Four years ago, she was named a winner of the Feature Shoot Emerging Photography Awards for her documentation of the Boukout, an initiation rite for young men from Senegal’s Jola community, taking place in a holy forest. Since then, she’s continued to tell stories about people and their relationship to the Earth, from villages in the Amazon to the Atlantic coast of France and far beyond. 

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