Francois is a man of few words. His profession along with its secrets he has inherited from his father, and a lot more! A Oumbiasy or Ta Dara Be (traditional healer) is a key figure in the Malagasy society, they are descendants from royal families and thus are highly respected individuals. Traditions, stories, myth, religion and gossip have warped their image and often downplayed their influence but underneath the surface, they are feared and still in high demand.
Mahajenga, Madagascar 2015 ©
Published in NoComment Magazine August 2017, edition number 91