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Tariq Zaidi.  Images and stories from around the world... Featured in BBC, Guardian, NatGeo, CNN, WashPost, Spiegel, GEO, GQ, Marie Claire, El Pais, LA Times…

Two pilgrims emerge from a tunnel in one of Lalibela’s 13th-century stone churches. This labyrinthine network of subterranean passageways once protected medieval worshippers from attack and also symbolises a movement from darkness to light. Image by @tariqzaidiphoto #women #tunnel #pilgrims #religion #passageway #worshippers
More of the story can be seen here @cnn @cnni @cnnafrica copy/paste this link https://t.co/JDz9p3mMMN
They come from all over, walking for days, often barefoot, to this holy place of ancient ritual and devotion. But this isn’t Jerusalem, or Mecca, it’s Lalibela in Ethiopia, site of 11 intricate monolithic churches, handchiselled
out of the town’s red volcanic rock nearly 900 years ago. Photographer Tariq Zaidi travelled to Lalibela, an otherwise nondescript village in the mountains of northern Ethiopia, to document these extraordinary churches and the pilgrims who flock to them. “It’s an astonishing place of spirituality and humanity,” he says. “There’s nothing like these churches anywhere else in the world so I’m amazed it’s not better known. It’s a hidden gem.” In Ethiopia, where nearly two-thirds of the population is Christian, Lalibela is almost as important as Jerusalem. One of the first places in the world to become a UNESCO heritage site, and indeed one of the wonders of the world, these unique structures could be the key to dragging Ethiopia away from its associations with famine and war, and placing it firmly on the historical, cultural and Christian tourist trail. #Ethiopia #Lalibela #worldheritage #religion #christmas #BetGiorgis ©Tariq Zaidi Photography. All Rights Reserved.

Young boy at Nakivale refugee camp. A settlement in South Western Uganda. It has a population of about 70,000 people. This image was taken at the place the refugees first arrive after fleeing violent conflict from Eastern Congo, Sudan & Somalia. Photo by @tariqzaidiphoto .
#worldrefugeeday2018 #Nakivale #uganda #refugees #refugee #child #portrait #conflict #reportagespotlight

Woman learning to drive a car using a driving simulator at the Pyongyang Sci-Tech Complex - a science and technology center housed in a large atom-shaped building in Pyongyang. The complex also features an ‘earthquake experience room, virtual science laboratory,’ and various halls equipped with projectors and large touch screen computers. Photograph by @tariqzaidiphoto #simulator #car #drive #woman #SciTechcomplex
#NorthKorea #DPRK #Pyongyang #reportage #photography #documentary #documentaryphotography #photojournalism #reportagespotlight #myfeatureshoot #everydaydprk

The entire country of DPRK (Democratic People's Republic of Korea) is shrouded in myth and secrecy; making it one of the most mysterious places in the world. Not many outsiders get a chance to visit North Korea. In fact, after Sep 2017 it will be nearly impossible for any American to enter DPRK.

For those who make it inside North Korea's borders, photography is highly restricted and controlled. Photographer @tariqzaidiphoto traveled from Dandong (on the Chinese border) in the north to the DMZ in the south and across the country from Pyongyang to Wonsan on the east coast to take a closer look at the World’s Most Secretive Nation.

For the full article and images @smithsonianmagazine @smithsonian please copy/paste this link in your browser https://bit.ly/2Ic7Dl4 #hikaricreative #photodocumentary #helloicp #everybodystreet ©️️️️Tariq Zaidi Photography. All Rights Reserved.

#Repost @photovillenyc my work from Congo....
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"La Sape, which stands for Société des Ambianceurs et des Personnes Élégantes, or the Society of Ambiance Makers & Elegant People, is a fashion subculture in the cities of Kinshasa and Brazzaville, Democratic Republic of the Congo. Someone who follows La Sape is known as a “Sapeur,” or “Sapeuse” for a woman. These are a series of portraits of people who follow La Sape by photographer Tariq Zaidi (@tariqzaidiphoto). Zaidi focuses on documenting social issues, inequality, endangered communities and traditions in various societies across the globe. His work is represented by Zuma Press (USA), Caters News Agency (UK) and Getty Images (UK).
Caption: Yamea, 58, who has been a sapeur for half a century, brings colour and “joie de vivre” to his community. He has nine children and works as a bricklayer. His favourite item of clothing is his hat.

Absolutely delighted to be one this year’s winners of the FENCE exhibition with my work from Congo on “The Sapeurs of Brazzaville”.
The FENCE is a large-scale traveling photography exhibition reaching over 6 million visitors annually through open-air exhibitions in 8 cities across North America: Brooklyn, Boston, Atlanta, Santa Fe, Durham, Denver, Calgary (Canada), and Sarasota. For details on dates when the FENCE will visit your city – please see this link: https://bit.ly/2K6DpAQ
The first exhibition will be held in New York from 20 June to 10 Sep 2018, Brooklyn Bridge Park. Please check out the wonderful work by over 40 photographers if you can. #TheFence2018 @photovillenyc @united_photo #thefence #photography #brooklynbridgepark #exhibition #photoexpo #exhibit #artexhibition #brooklynbridge

Very pleased to have my work from Haiti published @bbcnews today. Please copy/paste this link to article https://bbc.in/2JLWHw5 - also temp link in my profile above. Images by @tariqzaidiphoto

Behind the brightly-painted exterior of Jalousie – one of Haiti’s largest slums – lives a community struggling with a lack of sanitation, no running water, intermittent electricity and rivers of plastic waste. Conservative estimates suggest more than 80,000 now live in Jalousie - many moved here after 2010’s earthquake as the slum was miraculously spared the worst of the damage. But although life is often cramped, chaotic and challenging, residents manage to find dignity, hope and a sense of community, regardless of the challenges of poverty and oppression they face.

#Haiti #portauprince #jalousie #dignity #humanity #community #slum #struggle #hope #adversity #urbanplanning #development #globaldevelopment #cities #sanitation #developmentgoals #dignityinadversity #endpoverty #unhabitat #AMÉRICAS @unhabitat @worldbank @BBCAMERICA @bbcmundo #reportage #photography #documentary #documentaryphotography #reportagespotlight ©️️️️️️️Tariq Zaidi Photography. All Rights Reserved.

Dawn breaks over the Altai Mountains. Photograph by @tariqzaidiphoto #eaglehunterhome #Mongolia #Kazakh #home #altai #mountain #snow
Western Mongolia is one of the least densely populated places on the planet. Surrounded by glacier-wrapped mountains, arid plains, barely any trees and temperatures which fall below -40C, life can be brutally hard for the nomadic families who make their homes and tend their cattle here.
It is also one of the few places where you will still find Kazakh eagle hunters. The ancient art of training a golden eagle to hunt for foxes, marmots and even wolves, may have been practiced for 4,000 years, but is still very much a part of daily life for the families who depend on it for their survival.
Hunting with eagles is not the only tradition the Kazakh nomads cling to in a rapidly changing Mongolia. With their own language, clothes and customs, this community live by a strong code of unwritten laws which structure an ancient, transient way of life in a stark but beautiful terrain. ©️Tariq Zaidi Photography. All Rights Reserved.

For full article - please copy/paste this link @washingtonpost https://wapo.st/2Ku9FeH

#ulaanbaatar #mongolian #ulanbator #ig_mongolia #ChasingLight #awesomeearth #worldpostgram #ig_mood #culture #ig_respect #neverstopexploring #humaneffect #pourlemonde #pro_ig #travelphotos #documentaryphotography #reportagespotlight #reportage #worldpostgram #featuredpalette #documentary

A young girl (pictured left) uses her cellphone light to get her nails tended to at one of the many nail/hair shops inside the slum community. There is no electricity in Jalousie from 4pm to 6am (Monday to Friday) – electricity is only available 24-hours a day on Saturdays and Sundays. Photo by @tariqzaidiphoto. #nails #girl #blackout #electricity #cellphone #manicure #community #dignity

Behind the brightly-painted exterior of Jalousie – one of Haiti’s largest slums – lives a community struggling with a lack of sanitation, no running water, intermittent electricity and rivers of plastic waste. Conservative estimates suggest more than 80,000 now live in Jalousie - many moved here after 2010’s earthquake as the slum was miraculously spared the worst of the damage. But although life is often cramped, chaotic and challenging, residents manage to find dignity, hope and a sense of community, regardless of the challenges of poverty and oppression they face.

More of my work from Haiti can be seen as published @guardian - please copy/paste link here https://bit.ly/2wIIKsR or for the version in Spanish @elpais @elpaissemanal here https://t.co/P6lBIGOyBE

#Haiti #portauprince #jalousie #dignity #humanity #community #slum #struggle #hope #adversity #urbanplanning #development #globaldevelopment #cities #developmentgoals #dignityinadversity #endpoverty #unhabitat #AMÉRICAS #WorldBank ©️Tariq Zaidi Photography. All Rights Reserved.

Morning commuters on one of the Pyongyang many tram busses. Image by @tariqzaidiphoto #girl #tram #trambus #Pyongyang

The entire country of DPRK (Democratic People's Republic of Korea) is shrouded in myth and secrecy; making it one of the most mysterious places in the world. Not many outsiders get a chance to visit North Korea. In fact, after Sep 2017 it will be nearly impossible for any American to enter DPRK.

For those who make it inside North Korea's borders, photography is highly restricted and controlled. Photographer @tariqzaidiphoto traveled from Dandong (on the Chinese border) in the north to the DMZ in the south and across the country from Pyongyang to Wonsan on the east coast to take a closer look at the World’s Most Secretive Nation.

For the full article / more information @smithsonianmagazine @smithsonian please copy/paste this link in your browser https://bit.ly/2Ic7Dl4
#NorthKorea #DPRK #Pyongyang #reportage #photography #documentary #documentaryphotography #photojournalism #reportagespotlight #myfeatureshoot #everydaydprk
#photodocumentary #hikaricreative #helloicp #everydayeverywhere #wearethestreet #lensculturestreets #hartcollective #streetbwcolor #streetphotographers #everybodystreet #outofthephone #burnmagazine #beststreets ©️Tariq Zaidi Photography. All Rights Reserved.

Very pleased with my work from Congo published in @guardian newspaper's "Eyewitness" Centre pages today (page30/31). Boudimbou, 44, outside the local hairdresser. Boudimbou, a snack-bar owner, has been a sapeuse for 15 years. Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo.
La Sape, Société des Ambianceurs et des Personnes Élégantes (Society of Ambiance Makers & Elegant People) is a fashion subculture in cities of Kinshasa (DRC) & Brazzaville (Republic of the Congo). Someone who follows La Sape is known as a Sapeur (or "Sapeuse" for a woman). #Congo #africa #sape #sapeur #sapeuese #africafashion #fashion #fashioneditorial #culture #subculture #guardian #guardianfashion #brazzaville #kinshasa #african_portraits #congoles #style @guardianphotos @guardianfashion @helenseamons ©️Tariq Zaidi Photography. All Rights Reserved.

Girl’s bedroom. IBGE occupied building, ‘Favela’ Mangueira community, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Photo @tariqzaidiphoto #squat #girl #bedroom

My work entitled "Priced out of the favela. Life in Rio’s squats" published in @bbcnews - For the full article / more information please copy/paste link to full article here: https://bbc.in/2syiEpD

In their bid to host the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympics, Brazilian authorities promised to improve life in the favelas of Rio. But the "pioneering" pacification schemes and the promise to splash out billions of dollars remodeling the slums as part of Morar Carioca ("Rio Living") program has had an unintended consequence. Rent rises in the favelas have pushed the poorest families into squatting in abandoned buildings on the fringes of the favelas. In the Favela Manguiera community, only 1km from the Maracana stadium, hundreds of families are squatting in empty buildings with no sanitation, running water or security. The housing problem is one of the most serious issues still facing the government.

#globaldev #Governance #housing #Womenrights #genderequality #Americas #Inequality #development #Brazil #brasil #rio #favela #riodejaneiro #women #gender #reportage #photography #documentary #documentaryphotography #photojournalism #photodocumentary #photojournalist #reportagespotlight #Mangueira #dignity #community ©️Tariq Zaidi Photography. All Rights Reserved.

The birds (golden eagles) are valued like a family member and are decorated with elaborate handcrafted ornaments. Western Mongolia. Photograph by @tariqzaidiphoto #eaglehunter #Mongolia #goldeneagle #Kazakh
Western Mongolia is one of the least densely populated places on the planet. Surrounded by glacier-wrapped mountains, arid plains, barely any trees and temperatures which fall below -40C, life can be brutally hard for the nomadic families who make their homes and tend their cattle here.
It is also one of the few places where you will still find Kazakh eagle hunters. The ancient art of training a golden eagle to hunt for foxes, marmots and even wolves, may have been practiced for 4,000 years, but is still very much a part of daily life for the families who depend on it for their survival.
Hunting with eagles is not the only tradition the Kazakh nomads cling to in a rapidly changing Mongolia. With their own language, clothes and customs, this community live by a strong code of unwritten laws which structure an ancient, transient way of life in a stark but beautiful terrain. ©Tariq Zaidi Photography. All Rights Reserved.

For full article/more information - please copy/paste this link @washingtonpost https://wapo.st/2Ku9FeH

#ulaanbaatar #mongolian #ulanbator #ig_mongolia #ChasingLight #awesomeearth #worldpostgram #ig_mood #culture #ig_respect #neverstopexploring #humaneffect #pourlemonde #pro_ig #travelphotos #documentaryphotography #reportagespotlight #reportage #worldpostgram #photodocumentary #featuredpalette #portraitisreligion #documentary #photojournalism #portraiture

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