Very little is mentioned about the peaceful, friendly and predominantly catholic village of Mar Lodj, located on one of four islands in the Saloum delta region in Senegal. Mar Lodj is a 3 hours drive plus a 30 minute shuttle ride away from the Senegalese capital of Dakar, and boasts a population of approximately 3000 habitants.
Senegalese-based photographer Javier Acebal allowed us to catch a glimpse of village by visiting a local baker Babacar and photographing him while he worked on his day to day ritual of baking bread.
Could you imagine yourself getting up at 4:30 AM in a small village in Africa, and walking through the nature in the most completely darkness to go to see how the bread is made in a traditional bakery? Don’t worry, I did it for you!
Babacar, a baker from Mar Lodj (Senegal, West Africa) welcomed us in his home for this photo-shoot. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did eating the warm bread!