Cattle and Dust

  • Prize
    Finalist in Travel Portraits
  • Lead Designer
    Roberto Pazzi
  • Photo Date
    Feb 21st, 2020
  • Tech Info
    Full Frame, 24mm, 1/800s, f/10, ISO 200

Reportage about Mundari people (South Sudan).
The Mundari are herders who live in symbiosis with their Ankole Watusi cattle characterized by their large horns.
In a cattle camp, everyone plays their role.
The men lead the cows into the fields during the day and regroup them in the camp before sunset.
The women clean and prepare food for everyone.
The children clean the ground daily by collecting the dung and burning it at sunset to repel mosquitoes.
The ash from the dung fires is used as talcum to rub on theirself and the cattle as a protection against mosquitoes.

Bio
Graduated in engineering, Roberto is a multi 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.

Other prizes
- Winner for the MonoVisions Awards 2021 in Travel category - Winner for the GPA 2021 in People category - Winner for the VIPA 2021 in Travel/Culture category - Gold Winner for the MIFA 2021 in People/Culture category - Silver Winner for the VIEpa 2021 in Travel category - Honorable Mention for the VIEpa 2021 in Travel category - Winner for the PIL World Contest 2020 in People category - Silver Winner for the TIFA 2020 in People/Culture category - Silver Winner for the ONE EYELAND Photography Awards 2020 in People/Culture category - Honorable Mention for the ND Photography Awards 2020 in People/Culture category - Runner-up for the 35Awards 2020 in Reportage category - Runner-up for the Nikon POTY 2020 in Travel category - Runner-up for the ViewBug POTY 2020