TIFA 2021 People / Culture

We Are Mundari

  • Prize
    Bronze in People/Culture
  • Photographer
    Roberto Pazzi
  • Technical Info
    Nikon D810, Nikon Af-s 24-70mm F/2.8g Ed
  • Photo Date
    February 24th, 2020

Mundari men in the cattle camp at sunrise (South Sudan). The Mundari are cattle herders of South Sudan who dedicate their lives to the care of their cattle. They live in symbiosis with their cattle. The Mundari use the ash created by the fires to rub on themselves and their cattle, creating a protection against mosquitoes. They massage their animals twice a day. To largely keep themselves clean, Mundari men squat under streams of cow urine, which they see as a natural antiseptic to fight infection. The act also tinges their hair orange.

Award winning and published travel photographer. Roberto has a permanent exposition in Singapore, he is an author for a Brazilian gallery and he organizes and leads photo expeditions to remote cultures.