A village near Koro in eastern Mali. Photograph by Krista Kapralos

Last Dance in the Sahara

By / May 2012

Krista Kapralos goes dancing in Mali: “Pulsing to the beat under the baobab trees, the crowd pressed closer into a circle where three women were on their knees, mimicking cows.”

"Mirror," by Betty Press. Press, who teaches photography at the University of Southern Mississippi, has been taking pictures of East and West Africa for more than 20 years.

‘A Poised Moment’

By / March 2012

Photographer Betty Press tells Brandon Hoops the story behind one of her favorite pictures from Mali: “I can still see the brimming enthusiasm in the face of one of the Peul girls, maybe 10 years old, at the home where I stayed during the festival.”