A young boy puts on his sunglasses on the banks of the Niger River.
Men walk past trash heaps and tin-roofed huts in downtown Niamey.
A fisherman casts a fishing net into the shallows of the Niger River.
A young boy watches as a jockey gallops a horse down a dirt horse track in Niamey.
A jockey carries a coin in his ear for good luck.
Abdul, 27, has been racing horses for 10 years and riding for 17.
Tribal scars mark the face of a jockey.
Zacharria rests on his horse, Welcome, before racing in Niamey.
A jockey weighs in at a race track in Niamey. Jockeys and all their equipment must clock in below 51 kgs (112 lbs) to be eligble to race.
A jockey races in barefeet to save weight.
Horses and jockeys race down the final stretch as bystanders look on.
Men watch on intently during a race.
Bystanders cheer along the final stretch of a race.
Young boys climb a coconut tree to look for small coconuts and a view.
Elders and men of stature in various tribes watch a race from armchairs placed in the stands.
A jockey sweats under the sun. Temperatures can easily rise above 110 degrees.
Two brothers sit on a fence and chat between races at a horse track in Niamey.
A young seamstress walks around the track in Niamey, offering a quick mend to clothes in need of repair.
Stable hands exercises horses at the end of the day.