Bosembele, Ombella-M'Poko prefecture, Central African Republic
Table in Estella's home with orange peel and a lamp of charcoal. Estella (28) is part of a Gbadengue village seed group receiving seed, tools and advice from Concern (UK NGO). She says the seeds will make a big difference to her family. Estella's husband sells charcoal and often has to wait up to a fortnight before being paid, which means the family cannot buy food. In each home he visited Chris asked the owners to select items of food and other possessions which were important to them, to create the centre piece for a still life. Each tableau tells their owner's story. Chris de Bode was continually struck by how few possessions there were in each home. This is one of a series of still lifes telling the story of this post-conflict region in CAR.