David Pace on How the Colorful Quarries of West Africa Changed His Photography

September 9, 2013

By Dzana Tsomondo

© David Pace

Before he traveled to Burkina Faso, David Pace made street photographers using black-and-white film. He began shooting digital color after seeing the stone at Karaba quarry, which he says colors "everything and everyone" there. Click on the Photo Gallery link below to see more images.

David Pace’s photographs of rural brickmakers in the West African nation of Burkina Faso, which are showing September 12 through October 26 at 511 Gallery in New York City, are an overflowing bounty for the eye. Vibrant, saturated colors burst from the images, earth the color of burnished copper strains against waves of electric-blue sky. The quarry itself is at...

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