In these series of photos, no such easy conclusions can be made except one—the Nigerian life is a hard one. Or perhaps these Nigerian lives are not easy. The recommended amount of sleep for adults is between seven to nine hours, but these times can be hard to come by for the lower income class. Those hours must count as currency.
And yet, save for what looks like painful configurations of the human body—along with the possibility of harm and health risks—these men and women captured in this series at rest are normal. Who hasn’t had an open mouth during an involuntary nap? Whose hands haven’t sheltered their own torsos during sleep? Who hasn’t wished for such dignified arrangement of limbs while asleep?