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Portraits of elderly people taken in Guinea-Bissau by Ernst Schade.

Sandwiched between Senegal to the north and Guinea to the south, Guinea-Bissau is a West African coastal country that was once part of two great civilizations - the Kingdom of Gabu and the Mali Empire. However, with the onset of European encroachment in the area, parts of the country began to fall under Portuguese rule as colonialism gained ground from the 16th century onwards.

It wouldn’t be until  1973 that Guinea-Bissau’s independence wouldbe declared on 24 September, officially recognized on 10 September 1974. Luís Cabral, brother of Amílcar and co-founder of PAIGC, was appointed the first President of Guinea-Bissau.

These portraits were taken between 2006-2013 by Ernst Schade, a Dutch self-taught photographer. Descriptions can be seen by clicking the photographs.

I’ve never believed in the beauty of melanin being an age-enricher as much as I have after seeing these portraits.

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Lemos Mamadjã Hippolytus Djati  aka Lemos DJata


Country: Guinea Bissau

Style: Hyperrealism, FIgure Painting, Fine Art, Contemporary, Portraiture

Medium: Oil on Canvas

Fun Fact: He paints with two of his brothers


I feel alive when making my art. Somehow painting gave me directions. I like oil paints because of its fluidity and the facility that it provides. I like the contrast dark-light compositional technique in my paintings. As an artist i make use of every color with exception of ivory black. Human figure is what appears in most of my paintings because i feel like enhancing the concept of humanity. I take the time adequately needed to appreciate and give more detail to my paintings. Music is one of the things that inspire me. It fills the void that is within any artist.”


1.Leite de Mãe

2. Biblioteca Africana

3. Ornamento

4.Djumbai di Garandis

5. Pátria Amada

6. Trança

7. Kusunde


Lemos MH Djata

Mobile: 964662422

E-mail: irmaosunidos3@hotmail.com



Bolama, Guinea Bissau

A must visit!

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Football in the sand.

Dulombi, Guinea Bissau

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109 plays
Lilison Dikinara,


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guinea bissau

photo by amy vitale

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