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Bronze 2021 People / Culture

The Young Breeder

  • Prize
    Bronze in People / Culture
  • Photographer
    Roberto Pazzi

Mundari child with one of the bulls of the cattle. The Mundari are cattle herders of South Sudan who dedicate their lives to the care of their cattle. In their cattle camps, kids are doing most of the work. They collect the fresh cow dung and put it into piles which are then set on fire to repel the voracious mosquitoes of the area. The Mundari also use the ash to rub on themselves and their cattle, creating a protection against mosquitoes. 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.

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.