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Tariq Zaidi.  Photographer. Capturing the dignity, purity & soul of people within their environment. Featured in BBC, CNN, WashPost, NatGeo, Spiegel, El Pais...

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Absolutely delighted and very honoured to see my work from South Sudan Spotlighted @LensCulture today (LensCulture is a global online platform celebrating trends of photography in art, media, politics and popular culture worldwide)… Link to images and article here: http://bit.ly/2obgTIg
#mundari #africa #southsudan #photojournalism #everydayafrica #reportagespotlight #tariqzaidiphotography #documentary #lensculture #documentaryphotography #reportage #photography

Horsemanship is an inseparable part of life, a skill that every eagle hunter has greatly mastered. Eagle hunters always hunt on horses. Here the eagle hunter is showing off his amazing riding skills – trying to pick up the yellow parcel off the ground while riding at full speed. Photograph by @tariqzaidiphoto. Image from my work on Living with Eagle Hunters, North West Mongolia.
The Altai Mountains are the home of the Kazakh golden eagle hunters. There are only about 70 traditional eagle hunters left in the world today. As a result of this physical isolation the Kazakh community in North Western Mongolia have managed to preserve their centuries-old tradition. Eagle hunters train their birds for around seven years, and develop an intensely close bond. Eagle hunting is one of the endangered cultural traditions in the world today. The practice was listed by UNESCO as a living cultural heritage in 2010. #eaglehunter #ig_mongolia #Mongolia #horseriding #Horsemanship
#documentary #photojournalism #photography #documentaryphotography #culture #photodocumentary #visualstories #photostory #photojournalist #photojournalists #reportage #natgeotravel #natgeoyourshot #storytellingphotography #documentingourworld #reportagespotlight @telegraph @bbcstories @guardian ©Tariq Zaidi Photography. All Rights Reserved.

#Repost @bbcafrica image from my work in Chad.
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'The men of Chad's Wodaabe culture put on their make-up and don their best clothes to impress would-be brides at a week-long courtship festival called "Gerewol". Here they perform the ritual "Yaake" dance. It must be one of the only African cultures which allows girls to take the lead in choosing their betrothed.'
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#Chad #Wodaabe #Gerewol #Marriage #Courtship #tariqzaidiphotography #reportagespotlight #sahel #fula #fulani #Mbororo #reportage #documentaryphotography #documentary

For long journeys the hunting eagles are bundled up and strapped to the top of cars. Photograph by @tariqzaidiphoto. Image from my work on Living with Eagle Hunters, North West Mongolia.
The Altai Mountains are the home of the Kazakh golden eagle hunters. There are only about 70 traditional eagle hunters left in the world today. As a result of this physical isolation the Kazakh community in North Western Mongolia have managed to preserve their centuries-old tradition. Eagle hunters train their birds for around seven years, and develop an intensely close bond. Eagle hunting is one of the endangered cultural traditions in the world today. The practice was listed by UNESCO as a living cultural heritage in 2010.  #eaglehunter #ig_mongolia  #Mongolia #goldeneagle
#documentary #photojournalism #photography #documentaryphotography #culture #photodocumentary #visualstories #photostory #photojournalist #photojournalists #reportage  #natgeotravel #natgeoyourshot #storytellingphotography #documentingourworld #reportagespotlight
@telegraph @bbcstories @guardian ©Tariq Zaidi Photography. All Rights Reserved.

“We prepare sago, taro and clean water. We grow gardens. We cook. We raise and protect the children. There’s lots of work for women to do here.” Bai Masit Dere. Mentawai Islands, West Sumatra, Indonesia.. Mentawai Islands. Photograph by @tariqzaidiphoto .
The Mentawai, an islander people situated on a remote archipelago off the coast of Sumatra, Indonesia. They formed a lifestyle and a sustainable existence by developing a culture which pays reverence to the land, plants, animals, water and sky – all that provide them life. The native people and this indigenous lifestyle flourished here for thousands of years. But over the past few years, through the introduction of nationalized development and civilization programs, the Mentawai has experienced significant change. All that remains of their lifestyle today is a tiny community of tribes-people living in the remote hinterlands of Siberut Island, trying desperately to maintain their native way of life.
#Indonesia #tribe #indigenas #mentawai #mentawaii
#documentary #photojournalism #photography #documentaryphotography #culture  #photodocumentary #visualstories #photostory #photojournalist #photojournalists #reportage  @planinternational @careorg @unicef @survivalinternational
#storytellingphotography #documentingourworld #reportagespotlight ©Tariq Zaidi Photography. All Rights Reserved.

Pictured here is Aman Jiji (si Kacau) with his daughter Aris. Mentawai Islands, West Sumatra, Indonesia. Photograph by @tariqzaidiphoto .
The Mentawai, an islander people situated on a remote archipelago off the coast of Sumatra, Indonesia. They formed a lifestyle and a sustainable existence by developing a culture which pays reverence to the land, plants, animals, water and sky – all that provide them life. The native people and this indigenous lifestyle flourished here for thousands of years. But over the past few years, through the introduction of nationalized development and civilization programs, the Mentawai has experienced significant change. All that remains of their lifestyle today is a tiny community of tribes-people living in the remote hinterlands of Siberut Island, trying desperately to maintain their native way of life. #Indonesia #tribe #indigenas #mentawai #mentawaii
#documentary #photojournalism #photography #documentaryphotography #culture  #photodocumentary #visualstories #photostory #photojournalist #photojournalists #reportage @planinternational @careorg @unicef @survivalinternational  #reportagespotlight ©Tariq Zaidi Photography. All Rights Reserved.

#Repost @bbcafrica image from my work in Chad.
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'This participant has shaved his hairline to elongate his forehead and is practising the eye-rolling, teeth-baring aspect of the dance, which shows off the features Wodaabe women find desirable.'
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#Chad #Wodaabe #Gerewol #Marriage #Courtship #tariqzaidiphotography #reportagespotlight #sahel #fula #fulani #Mbororo #reportage #documentaryphotography #documentary

#Repost @cnnafrica from my work in Ethiopia @tariqzaidiphoto
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Every year pilgrims converge on Lalibela, Ethiopia for a sacred communion around the town's ancient churches. Hewn out of solid rock up to forty feet beneath the ground, they were originally built as a 'New Jerusalem' by King Lalibela in the 12th century AD, and have remained hidden from invading forces ever since. Photo: Tariq Zaidi/Caters News #CNNAfrica #Ethiopia #lalibela #africa #worldheritage #religion #pilgrim #church #culture #Unesco #reportagespotlight #tariqzaidiphotography
#documentary #documentaryphotography #reportage

Image from my work in Chad. Photograph by @tariqzaidiphoto. Part of a feature story on “The Wodaabe Nomads of Chad” - published in @bbcafrica @el_pais and @spiegelonline
Two men check their make-up in their personal mirrors, an indispensable accessory for the Wodaabe male. The tribe has been dubbed ‘the vainest in the world’ for its celebration of beauty.
The nomadic Wodaabe tribe graze their cattle through the Sahel desert from northern Cameroon to Chad, Niger and north-east Nigeria. Crossing countries riven by drought, poverty and war, they shelter in the most basic of structures with few possessions and are totally dependent on their animals for survival. Yet despite the harshness of their environment, it’s beauty that the Wodaabe prize above all else and once a year, the men don elaborate costumes, daub their faces with make-up and dance for hours in the hope of finding love.
#Chad #Wodaabe #Gerewol #Marriage #Courtship #sahel #fula #niger #cameroon#nigeria #fulani #Mbororo  #photojournalism #reportagespotlight #reportage #documentaryphotography #documentary @cntraveler @guardian @thetimes . ©Tariq Zaidi Photography. All Rights Reserved.

Image from my work in Chad. Photograph by @tariqzaidiphoto. Part of a feature story on “The Wodaabe Nomads of Chad” - published in @bbcafrica, @el_pais and @spiegelonline.
This young Wodaabe boy has painted his face and plaited his hair for Gerewol. He’s too young to marry, but he’s already started practicing his craft.
The nomadic Wodaabe tribe graze their cattle through the Sahel desert from northern Cameroon to Chad, Niger and north-east Nigeria. Crossing countries riven by drought, poverty and war, they shelter in the most basic of structures with few possessions and are totally dependent on their animals for survival. Yet despite the harshness of their environment, it’s beauty that the Wodaabe prize above all else and once a year, the men don elaborate costumes, daub their faces with make-up and dance for hours in the hope of finding love.
#Chad #Wodaabe #Gerewol #Marriage #Courtship #sahel #fula #niger #cameroon #nigeria #fulani #Mbororo  #photojournalism #reportagespotlight #reportage #documentaryphotography #documentary @cntraveler @guardian @thetimes. ©Tariq Zaidi Photography. All Rights Reserved.

Image from my work in Chad. Photograph by @tariqzaidiphoto. Part of a feature story on “The Wodaabe Nomads of Chad” - published in @bbcafrica, @el_pais and @spiegelonline.
At sunset the ostrich feathers in the Wodaabe mens’ caps resemble palm trees. Feathers are used to make the Wodaabe, already an incredibly tall and lean people, even taller.
The nomadic Wodaabe tribe graze their cattle through the Sahel desert from northern Cameroon to Chad, Niger and north-east Nigeria. Crossing countries riven by drought, poverty and war, they shelter in the most basic of structures with few possessions and are totally dependent on their animals for survival. Yet despite the harshness of their environment, it’s beauty that the Wodaabe prize above all else and once a year, the men don elaborate costumes, daub their faces with make-up and dance for hours in the hope of finding love.
#Chad #Wodaabe #Gerewol #Marriage #Courtship #sahel #fula #niger #cameroon #nigeria #fulani #Mbororo  #photojournalism #reportagespotlight #reportage #documentaryphotography #documentary @telegraph @guardian @cntraveler. ©Tariq Zaidi Photography. All Rights Reserved.

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