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Teacher and kids in a classroom. Kafue National Park primary school.
A rainbow painted on the street leads to a church.

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  • Teacher and kids in a classroom. Kafue National Park primary school.Teacher and kids in a classroom. Kafue National Park primary school.

    Travel

    Travel Scenes from around the world.

  • Silhouette of a man poling a Mokoro against the sunset. Mokoros are the main mean of transportation over the shallow waters of the channels in the Okavango Delta. Local tribes living in the Delta have been using them for centuries. Before they used to build them from big trees but nowadays since the tourism has grown up in the area, the government has enforced a law to protect old trees from being chopped, so today most of the mokoros are made out of fiber glass. The poler uses a long stick to push the boat and navigate the small channels of the delta.Silhouette of a man poling a Mokoro against the sunset. Mokoros are the main mean of transportation over the shallow waters of the channels in the Okavango Delta. Local tribes living in the Delta have been using them for centuries. Before they used to build them from big trees but nowadays since the tourism has grown up in the area, the government has enforced a law to protect old trees from being chopped, so today most of the mokoros are made out of fiber glass. The poler uses a long stick to push the boat and navigate the small channels of the delta.

    World landscapes

    Urban and natural landscapes.

  • Portrait of a young mursi man holding a kalashnikov.Portrait of a young mursi man holding a kalashnikov.

    Travel Portraits

    Portraits of people around the world.

  • During the Easter week, processions with the image of Christ and the virgin Mary parade around Seville. Monaguillos priest, police and penitents march accompanying the images for hours.During the Easter week, processions with the image of Christ and the virgin Mary parade around Seville. Monaguillos priest, police and penitents march accompanying the images for hours.

    Semana Santa en Sevilla

    Moments of the Holy Week of Seville in which one can experience the contrast the old traditions with the elements of our present society. Mobile phones, modern tattoos, are glued in the Sevillian landscape coexisting with the old uniforms and combs.

  • Green auroras over the mountains in the winter skies of Iceland.Green auroras over the mountains in the winter skies of Iceland.

    Iceland

    Landscapes of Iceland taken during a road trip in winter 2017

  • For the Yom tribe, the circumcision ceremony is a very important  rite of passage from boys to men. One of the circumcised man shows his penis wrapped in a banana leave.For the Yom tribe, the circumcision ceremony is a very important  rite of passage from boys to men. One of the circumcised man shows his penis wrapped in a banana leave.

    Circumcision Ceremony

    The ceremony of circumcision is a rite of passage from boy to man that every Yom boy has to endure to become someone in Yom society.

  • Man jumping to cheer the men who fight with sticks during a rite of passage ceremony in Benin. Becoming a man for the Fulani boys of Benin is not an easy task, they have to endure a harsh initiation rite before being considered a man and get the right to take a wife or own cattle. When the ceremony of the lashes has finished, the male members of the different Fulani clans engage in a series of fights in which the two opponents attack each other with sticks to prove which clan produces the bravest men.Man jumping to cheer the men who fight with sticks during a rite of passage ceremony in Benin. Becoming a man for the Fulani boys of Benin is not an easy task, they have to endure a harsh initiation rite before being considered a man and get the right to take a wife or own cattle. When the ceremony of the lashes has finished, the male members of the different Fulani clans engage in a series of fights in which the two opponents attack each other with sticks to prove which clan produces the bravest men.

    Fulani initiation rite

    Initiation rite for Fulani boys to become a man.

  • People celebrating Holi festival 2014 inside a temple.People celebrating Holi festival 2014 inside a temple.

    Holi

    Holi festival is a party of colour that takes place with the arrival of the spring. People fights with colours and kids make the most of it.

  • Man dressed as a Makishi posing to the camera by the Zambezi river bank. The Makishi is a character that for the northwestern peoples of Zambia living at the banks of the Zambezi river represent a manifestation of the spirit of a dead ancestor returning to the world of the living. The Makishi are tightly related to the ceremony of Mukanda in which young boys become men, being the Makishi's role to lead the boys in that transit and teach them how the will have to behave in the future.

I met the man dressed as Makishi while he was working performing a dance in a touristic restaurant in Victoria Falls, since the Makishi and the Tonga people have a tight relationship with the Zambezi river, I wanted to portrait the Makishi close to its bank so one day we went together to take a few portraits of him nearby the river.Man dressed as a Makishi posing to the camera by the Zambezi river bank. The Makishi is a character that for the northwestern peoples of Zambia living at the banks of the Zambezi river represent a manifestation of the spirit of a dead ancestor returning to the world of the living. The Makishi are tightly related to the ceremony of Mukanda in which young boys become men, being the Makishi's role to lead the boys in that transit and teach them how the will have to behave in the future.

I met the man dressed as Makishi while he was working performing a dance in a touristic restaurant in Victoria Falls, since the Makishi and the Tonga people have a tight relationship with the Zambezi river, I wanted to portrait the Makishi close to its bank so one day we went together to take a few portraits of him nearby the river.

    Makishi

    The Makishi is a character that for the northwestern peoples of Zambia represent a manifestation of the spirit of a dead ancestor returning to the world of the living. The Makishi are tightly related to the ceremony of Mukanda in which young boys become men, being the Makishi's role to lead the boys in that transit and teach them how the will have to behave in the future.

  • Portrait of Mr. Cqunta wearing his traditional attires to entertain the tourists in which we can see the burned landscape and the scars in his body. In August 2012, Mr Cqunta and a party of other four San men accompanied an Australian tourist on a cultural hike. That day the group was engulfed by a bush fire and the party of bushmen made a shield to protect the tourist with their own bodies. Three of the men died as a result of their wounds while the Australian tourist and another escaped with minor burns, but Mr. Cqunta's body was burned in more that 70 percent.  What was an act of heroism and big sacrifice in which three people gave their lives to save the one of a stranger barely reached the local news. After a few operations Mr. Cqunta saved his life and he is still working with tourists showing them how to make fire and survive in the bush. San people have not many chances to keep with their traditional lives, some of them engage in tourism as a way of keeping some of their traditions and to cope with modern times.Portrait of Mr. Cqunta wearing his traditional attires to entertain the tourists in which we can see the burned landscape and the scars in his body. In August 2012, Mr Cqunta and a party of other four San men accompanied an Australian tourist on a cultural hike. That day the group was engulfed by a bush fire and the party of bushmen made a shield to protect the tourist with their own bodies. Three of the men died as a result of their wounds while the Australian tourist and another escaped with minor burns, but Mr. Cqunta's body was burned in more that 70 percent.  What was an act of heroism and big sacrifice in which three people gave their lives to save the one of a stranger barely reached the local news. After a few operations Mr. Cqunta saved his life and he is still working with tourists showing them how to make fire and survive in the bush. San people have not many chances to keep with their traditional lives, some of them engage in tourism as a way of keeping some of their traditions and to cope with modern times.

    Saved from the fire

    In August 2012 a party of five San men accompanied an Australian tourist on a cultural hike. That day the group was engulfed by a bush fire and the party of bushmen made a shield to protect the tourist with their own bodies.

  • Portrait of a man with turban and typical ring drinking tea at a small bar terrace.Portrait of a man with turban and typical ring drinking tea at a small bar terrace.

    Egypt

    Images of a trip to Egypt on June 2015

  • Mursi woman with a lip plate holding her child on a lookout of the Omo valley.Mursi woman with a lip plate holding her child on a lookout of the Omo valley.

    Omo Valley

    Tribes of the Omo Valley, Ethiopia

  • Portrait of a Himba woman sitting on the ground in a small village. Himbas are a bantu tribe who migrated into what today is Namibia a few centuries ago. They presumably come from East Africa and especially the women keep very complicated ways of dressing and decorate their bodies. They apply a paste made out of red powder and butter or vaseline over the whole body and hair, leaving the ends lose so they can attach artificial hair. Everything in the woman dress or jewellery has got a meaning from being married to having kids, etc. Although Himbas sustain a very basic existence, they are a proud tribe and live completely adapted to their environment. This doesn't mean that they are not evolving. Nowadays is very common to see a Himba woman with a mobile phone or shopping in one of the small malls in Opuwo, the capital city of the Kunene region.Portrait of a Himba woman sitting on the ground in a small village. Himbas are a bantu tribe who migrated into what today is Namibia a few centuries ago. They presumably come from East Africa and especially the women keep very complicated ways of dressing and decorate their bodies. They apply a paste made out of red powder and butter or vaseline over the whole body and hair, leaving the ends lose so they can attach artificial hair. Everything in the woman dress or jewellery has got a meaning from being married to having kids, etc. Although Himbas sustain a very basic existence, they are a proud tribe and live completely adapted to their environment. This doesn't mean that they are not evolving. Nowadays is very common to see a Himba woman with a mobile phone or shopping in one of the small malls in Opuwo, the capital city of the Kunene region.

    Himbas

    Everyday life of the Himba people.

  • Group of people from the San tribe playing a game with a fruit called "monkey orange" in a remote village from the Kalahari desert.Group of people from the San tribe playing a game with a fruit called "monkey orange" in a remote village from the Kalahari desert.

    Bushmen

    Portraits of San people from the Kalahari desert

  • Group of priests celebrating Orthodox Easter.Group of priests celebrating Orthodox Easter.

    Ethiopia

    This gallery shows life in rural Ethiopia. Places like Harar, Lalibela or Tigray.


 

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