The Twa are a pygmy people who are the original inhabitants of central Africa in the Rwanda, Burundi, and Cameroon. They have since, through subjugation by other groups and the result of deforestation been reduced to less than 1% of the population.

As the more dominant Tutsi and Hutu have moved into the areas previously occupied by the Twa, the Twa have been diminished.

They were installed as the lowest caste in society without education or medical assistance these people live on their own.

These portraits were made during my assignment in Burundi, Africa (November 2010)

Discover more inspiring photos like this one.

Download the FREE 500px app Open in app