TIFA 2021 Events / Sport

Pasola - A Sumbanese Sporting Tradition

  • Prize
    Silver in Events/Sport
  • Photographer
    Wolfgang Weinhardt
  • Technical Info
    Full Frame @ 85mm + 100-400mm
  • Photo Date

Heralded by the arrival of the nyale, mythically revered sea worms, the Sumbanese celebrate a spectacular spear fight on horseback at the end of each rainy season. Pasola, a war ritual played to celebrate the rice planting season. Long therm project, captured in 2020 @ Sumba Barat, Indonesia