Tariq Zaidi.@tariqzaidiphoto

Capturing the human spirit from around the world. Featured in BBC-Guardian-NatGeo-CNN-GQ-WashPost-Spiegel-GEO-MarieClaire-El Pais-Smithsonian...

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Tariq Zaidi.

Portrait of Eagle hunter, Western Mongolia. Most of the hunting focuses on foxes, and on occasion also includes small wolves . They hunt these animals with the eagles to protect their goats/sheep herds. The fox fur also helps keep them warm in Mongolia's sub-zero temperatures. Photograph by @tariqzaidiphoto #eaglehunter #Mongolia #goldeneagle #Kazakh #eaglehunting

Western Mongolia is one of the least densely populated places on the planet. Surrounded by glacier-wrapped mountains, arid plains, barely any trees and temperatures which fall below -40C, life can be brutally hard for the nomadic families who make their homes and tend their cattle here.
It is also one of the few places where you will still find Kazakh eagle hunters. The ancient art of training a golden eagle to hunt for foxes, marmots and even wolves, may have been practiced for 4,000 years, but is still very much a part of daily life for the families who depend on it for their survival.
Hunting with eagles is not the only tradition the Kazakh nomads cling to in a rapidly changing Mongolia. With their own language, clothes and customs, this community live by a strong code of unwritten laws which structure an ancient, transient way of life in a stark but beautiful terrain. ©️Tariq Zaidi Photography. All Rights Reserved. For full article - please copy/paste this link @washingtonpost https://wapo.st/2Ku9FeH
#travelingram #mytravelgramm #travelphotography #ulaanbaatar #mongolian #makeportraits #portraitmood #portraiture #pursuitofportraits #lonelyplanet #makemoments #igtravel #ig_captures #ig_worldclub #worldtraveler #wanderlust #solotravel #travel #traveling #travelgram #travelphotography #instatravel #beautifuldestinations #wonderful_places


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A shirt hangs on lace curtains inside one of the houses in the slum community of Jalousie. Photo by @tariqzaidiphoto.
Behind the brightly-painted exterior of Jalousie – one of Haiti’s largest slums – lives a community struggling with a lack of sanitation, no running water, intermittent electricity and rivers of plastic waste. Conservative estimates suggest more than 80,000 now live in Jalousie - many moved here after 2010’s earthquake as the slum was miraculously spared the worst of the damage. But although life is often cramped, chaotic and challenging, residents manage to find dignity, hope and a sense of community, regardless of the challenges of poverty and oppression they face.

More of my work from Haiti can be seen as published @guardian - please copy/paste link here https://bit.ly/2wIIKsR or for the version in Spanish @elpais @elpaissemanal here https://t.co/P6lBIGOyBE

#Haiti #portauprince #jalousie #dignity #humanity #community #slum #struggle #hope #adversity #unhabitat #urbanplanning #development #globaldevelopment #cities #developmentgoals #dignityinadversity #endpoverty #unhabitat #AMÉRICAS #WorldBank ©️Tariq Zaidi Photography. All Rights Reserved.


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Repost from @poyipics Wednesdays are for dressing your best. @tariqzaidiphoto's work won Award of Excellence for Photographer of the Year in #POY75.
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"The Sapeurs of Brazzaville" - Boukaka, 30, stands in front of his neighbor's house on the outskirts of Brazzaville. He has been a sapeur for 25 years and works as an electrician. Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo. (Tariq Zaidi/Freelance)
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#picturesoftheyearinternational #poyi #sapeurs #brazzaville #bestdressed #photostory #poy75 #photographeroftheyear #awardofexcellence #rji #journalismschool #mizzou


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Very pleased with this beautifully printed and presented 8 page piece from Mongolia in a new Spanish arts/photography magazine called La Fotografía #mongolia #eaglehunters #art #fineart #photography #paperisnotdead #photographymagazine @lfmagazine.photo


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A Mundari girl helps a lamb to suckle on a cow’s teat. It is not just the Mundari people who benefit from the cow’s milk. South Sudan. Photograph by @tariqzaidiphoto #Mundari #thisisafrica #Southsudan #cattle #everydayafrica
Each year in South Sudan, around 350,000 #cows and #bulls are stolen and more than 2,500 people are killed by cattle rustlers. It is hard to overstate the importance of cattle to the Mundari people. Their animals mean everything to them, wealth, status, sustenance and dowry, and they guard them with their lives. They farm a breed of cattle called #Ankole-Watusi, a distinctive white animal with curved horns, also known as "the cattle of kings". With a single cow or bull worth up to $500, it’s not surprising that Mundari men stand watch over their herd with rifles. Their cows are the most important thing in their lives and they will protect them at all costs.
#africa #realpeople #photojournalism #everydayafrica #reportagespotlight #canon #ChasingLight #composition #makeportraits #remote #african_portraits #Super_Africa #Everydayafrica #ig_respect #portrait_shots #lifeofadventure #instagoodmyphoto #justgoshoot #documentaryphotography #reportage #photojournalist ©️Tariq Zaidi Photography. All Rights Reserved.


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Jean Michelle (pictured right), 35, helps his 7-year-old daughter Fatdjoulie (center of image) with her homework, while Catrine Telamoure (pictured left), who also lives with Jean and his three children, takes a nap. Jean works as a car park security guard and has been living in this one room with his three children and Catrine since 2004. Photo by @tariqzaidiphoto.
Haiti is the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere and in Latin America, with over 55 percent of the population living below the national poverty line. Not only do two out of three Haitians live on less than $2 per day, Haiti suffers from extreme income and social inequality. Today, while the population is steadily growing, more than 60 percent of Haitians are illiterate and only one-fourth have access to safe water.

Behind the brightly-painted exterior of Jalousie – one of Haiti’s largest slums – lives a community struggling with a lack of sanitation, no running water, intermittent electricity and rivers of plastic waste. Conservative estimates suggest more than 80,000 now live in Jalousie - many moved here after 2010’s earthquake as the slum was miraculously spared the worst of the damage. But although life is often cramped, chaotic and challenging, residents manage to find dignity, hope and a sense of community, regardless of the challenges of poverty and oppression they face.

More of my work from Haiti can be seen as published @guardian - please copy/paste link here https://bit.ly/2wIIKsR or for the version in Spanish @elpais @elpaissemanal here https://t.co/P6lBIGOyBE

#Haiti #portauprince #jalousie #dignity #humanity #community #slum #struggle #hope #adversity #urbanplanning #development #globaldevelopment #cities #developmentgoals #dignityinadversity #endpoverty #unhabitat #AMÉRICAS #WorldBank ©️Tariq Zaidi Photography. All Rights Reserved.


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Hi - if you happen to be in the beautiful city of Siena, Italy between 28 Oct to 2 Dec 2018 - please check out my photo exhibition entitled "Capturing the Human Spirit" at Le Logge del Papa, Siena. Many thanks go to @sipacontest for hosting this work. #brazil #mangueira #rio #favela #dailylife #humanspirit #photography #exhibition #siena #italy


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Feeling very humbled - Just been awarded 3 x First prizes (Editorial, Portrait and People Categories), 1 X Second prize (Editorial Category) and 4 Honourable Mentions at the 2018 International Photography Awards @iphotoawards for my work from #Brazil, #Congo, #DPRK and #Haiti. Thank you! You can see the remarkable work from all the winners from this year's competition here https://bit.ly/2P79PdX #awards #photoawards #IPhotoAwards #IPA #InternationalPhotographyAwards⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣


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A woman smokes a cigarette at her room at the abandoned Ministry of Finance building (now an occupied building/squat) in the ‘Favela’ Mangueira community, North Zone, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. image @tariqzaidiphoto

In their bid to host the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympics, Brazilian authorities promised to improve life in the favelas of Rio. But the "pioneering" pacification schemes and the promise to splash out billions of dollars remodeling the slums as part of Morar Carioca ("Rio Living") program has had an unintended consequence. Rent rises in the favelas have pushed the poorest families into squatting in abandoned buildings on the fringes of the favelas. In the Favela Manguiera community, only 1km from the Maracana stadium, hundreds of families are squatting in empty buildings with no sanitation, running water or security. The housing problem is one of the most serious issues still facing the government.

My work entitled "Priced out of the favela. Life in Rio’s squats" published in @bbcnews - please copy/paste link to full article here: https://bbc.in/2syiEpD

#globaldev #Governance #housing #Womenrights #genderequality #Americas #Inequality #development #Brazil #brasil #rio #favela #riodejaneiro #reportage #photography #documentary #unhabitat #documentaryphotography #squat #slum #dailylife #reportagespotlight #Mangueira #dignity #community ©️️Tariq Zaidi Photography. All Rights Reserved. #streettogs #everydayeverywhere #wearethestreet


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Men playing cards on the top of the hill at the ‘Favela’ Mangueira community, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

My work entitled "Priced out of the favela. Life in Rio’s squats" published in @bbcnews - please copy/paste link to full article here: https://bbc.in/2syiEpD

In their bid to host the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympics, Brazilian authorities promised to improve life in the favelas of Rio. But the "pioneering" pacification schemes and the promise to splash out billions of dollars remodeling the slums as part of Morar Carioca ("Rio Living") program has had an unintended consequence. Rent rises in the favelas have pushed the poorest families into squatting in abandoned buildings on the fringes of the favelas. In the Favela Manguiera community, only 1km from the Maracana stadium, hundreds of families are squatting in empty buildings with no sanitation, running water or security. The housing problem is one of the most serious issues still facing the government.

#globaldev #Governance #housing #Womenrights #genderequality #Americas #Inequality #development #Brazil #brasil #rio #favela #riodejaneiro #women #gender #reportage #photography #documentary #documentaryphotography #rj #photojournalism #photodocumentary #photojournalist #reportagespotlight #Mangueira #dignity #community ©️Tariq Zaidi Photography. All Rights Reserved.


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