1ST PLACE - Black & White Travel PHOTO of the Year 2021
Photo © Roberto Pazzi
The Young Breeder
Portrait of a Mundari child with a bull of the cattle (South Sudan).
Mundari are cattle herders of South Sudan, the world’s youngest country, who dedicate their lives to the care of their cattle. The Mundari live in symbiosis with their cattle and nothing is more important for them than their bovines.
In the cattle camps, kids are doing most of the daily work. They collect the fresh cow dung and put it into piles which are then set on fire to repel the numerous and voracious mosquitoes of the area.
Mundari also use the ash created by these fires to rub on themselves and their cattle, creating a protection against mosquitoes. They massage their animals twice a day.
When the herd come back from grazing the dust lift by the cattle, the smoke of the fires lighted on agains mosquitoes and the sun light, make the atmosphere of the camp almost mystical.
The young kids and the guardinas are sleeping with the cows. The ash from dung fires, as fine as talcum powder, is often used as bedding.
Roberto Pazzi ITALY
Graduated in engineering, Roberto is a self-taught award winning travel photographer.
He is the winner for the GPA 2021, winner for the VIPA 2021, winner for the PIL World Contest 2020, runner-up for the Nikon TPOTY 2020, silver winner for the TIFA 2020, silver winner for the ONE EYELAND Photography Awards 2020 and he received the honorable mention for the ND Photography Awards 2020 for Professionals.
Roberto has been published by National Geographic, Geo Magazine, The Times, The Daily Telegraph, The Daily Mail, The Guardian, The Sun, N-Photo, Dodho Magazine, Civilization and other prestigiuos media of several countries.
He has been invited to take part in several exhibitions worldwide such as Paris, London, Vienna, Yekaterinburg, Milan, Venice, Sao Paulo and many others.
Roberto has a permanent exposition in Singapore, he is an author for a Brazilian gallery and he joined Nomad Photo Expeditions to organize and lead photographic expeditions to exotic destinations and remote cultures.
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