TOKYO-2020 People / Culture

The Young Breeder

  • Prize
    Silver in People/Culture
  • Photographer
    Roberto Pazzi
  • Technical Info
    Nikon D810 With Nikon Af-s 24-70mm F/2.8g Ed
  • Photo Date

Portrait of a Mundari child with a bull of the cattle (South Sudan). The Mundari live in symbiosis with their cattle and nothing is more important for them than their bovines. In their cattle camps, kids are doing most of the daily work. Kids collect the fresh cow dung and put it into piles which are then set on fire. Those fires are useful as they repel the (extremely) numerous and voracious flies and mosquitoes of the South Sudanese countryside. The young kids with few adult guardinas are sleeping with the cows. The ash from dung fires, as fine as talcum powder, is often used as bedding.

Award-winning and published travel photographer who organizes and leads photo expeditions to the remotest cultures in the world