Football in rural Africa

Nice piece from Friday, November 8, 2013 at CNN by James Masters “No grass, no shoes, pure pleasure: Football in rural Africa.” It highlights photographer Jessica Hilltout’s project, and includes some of her photos. She traveled across Africa capturing the role of football in society:

Hilltout spent a total of nine months traveling throughout Africa, taking in Lesotho, Malawi and South Africa on her first trip before visiting Ghana, Ivory Coast, Burkina Faso, Niger, Togo and Benin.

The focus is on the pure joy of the game where the players don’t have any option to focus on balls, equipment, clothes, shoes…

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