Wherever I went in Mali I encountered one of two potential photographic opportunities with the locals. Either they were happy to have their photograph taken, so long as some compensation was given to them, or, they were just happy to have their photo taken. This is the latter.
There would be a number of children that would walk up to me wanting their photo taken, and following me around for a bit. So great to see many friendly faces so eager to pose. While they didn't exactly get on TV by getting in front of my camera, they did get on the internet, so that's something, right?