As the rain returns, the vast savannas of Brazil’s Pantanal region flood to create the world’s largest swampland. Locally known as “pantaneiros”, the cowboys that work here have a culture deeply rooted in rural traditions with a South American twist. Happily forgotten in this remote part of the world, they live and work just like their ancestors did 200 years ago, in a fascinating culture wedded to this unique, seasonally flooded landscape. This piece is a part of my fine-art series, "The Water's Edge," and one of the images selected for my book, Amaze. For the month of December, every fine art purchase will come with a free book. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about available prints. #fineartphotography
Русский 👇🏼You won’t find it in a queue to a touristic attraction. Though if you turn just a little bit out of a beaten track you can find surprising emotions, sincere people and the knowledge that everywhere there are its hard and bright moments of life. Not only at your place, in your country, in your family and in your office. Some people live harder but behave stronger. They can teach you. Just make a step toward to.. 👯♀️
Catastrophic climate change is destroying lives in Sudan right now. Rains that used to come no longer do. Farmland is turning into desert in front of people's eyes. But ingenuity can help turn the tables. Click the link in our bio to find out more. 🍀
Ecuador. Iñay Awards 2019: AVSI receives the national prize for its contribution to tourism
The "Tejiendo Redes" project, funded by the European Union and implemented by AVSI in consortium with the ngo CESAL, the decentralized autonomous Government of Portoviejo, the University Study and Work Corporation, and the CRISFE Foundation, was launched in 2017 to support local producers of the “sombrero in paja toquilla” known as Panama hat, which has been declared an Intangible Cultural Heritage in 2012 by @unesco
In November 2019 the Iñay Awards Gala was held in Guayaquil, Ecuador within the framework of the second edition of the International Tourism Convention Discover CIT, organized by the Municipal Public Tourism, the Export World EC Consortium, Civic Promotion and International Relations Company of Guayaquil.
During the event various organizations that have contributed to the strengthening and development of tourism activities in Ecuador have received acknowledgments.
AVSI Ecuador has won, among five organizations nominated, the award in the Tourism Management Category - NGO subcategory - for "Tejiendo Redes" project and specifically for the cultural heritage support component through the strengthening of the sombrero in paja toquilla chain made with the association of artisans Picoazá Toquilla Quality.
Back from the market in Jinka Ethiopia 🇪🇹 many tribes in the area have stopped using clothes made with goat skins, but as an elder told me , using western clothes is expensive as you need to wash them and buy soap , and bring more water from the sell to do this (well this is the women task) ... All my pics are available for prints and can be shipped all over the world. If you wish to get an exclusive signed print of one of them, please send me a mail at Lafforgue@mac.com or visit my website (link in the bio at the top)
Amir Chakhmagh mosque is a free sight in the city of Yazd. Locals come here to hang out and tourists can escape from the lots of ‘hello’ on the square. In the background a water reserver (abanbar) now used as a Zurkhane gym.
As bikers it was hard to resist a stop and an offering at the Om Banna Shrine on the Pali Jodhpur Highway where a Bullet involved in a fatal accident is enshrined and the rider worshipped On 2 December 1991, Om Banna (formerly known as Om Singh Rathore) was travelling from the town of Bangdi near Sanderao of Pali, to Chotila, when he lost control of his motorcycle and hit a tree. He died instantly and his motorcycle fell into a nearby ditch. The morning after the accident, local police took the motorcycle to a nearby police station. The next day it was reported to have disappeared from the station and was found back at the site of the incident. Police, once again, took the motorcycle, this time emptying its fuel tank and putting it under lock and chain to prevent its removal. Despite their efforts, the next morning it again disappeared and was found at the accident site. Legend states that the motorcycle kept returning to the same ditch. It thwarted every attempt by police to keep it at the local police station; the motorcycle always returned to the same spot before dawn.
This came to be seen as a miracle by local population, and they began to worship the "Bullet Bike." News of the miracle motorcycle spread to nearby villages, and later they built a temple to worship it. This temple is known as "Bullet Baba's Temple." It is believed that Om Banna's spirit helps distressed travellers.. Read on Wikipedia’s full explanation #Om Banna# legends# bikers# motorcycling# Royal Enfield
Tanzania 🇹🇿 Shooting for an NGO in Africa has been a dream of mine for the last 2 years. Im so happy that @africaaminialama introduced me to Tanzania and the loving people there. The month still feels unreal and it was an intense experience for me, but i hope that my work can also help the organisation in the future. Not everything was easy to film. more to come🤙🏼 #tanzania#africaaminialama
Though street photography is our first and forever love, we promised that we’d try and be a bit braver at asking for portraits on this trip.
Slowly slowly, we are getting there.
This one was taken high in the hills of Munnar, where we took a walking tour of its sprawling tea plantations to appreciate the hard work of the men and women who snip, snap, and slice at the leaves morning and afternoon for six days a week.