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.

Very honoured to have one of my images displayed at the European External Action Service @eudiplomacy (EU Foreign Office), 19 to 23 Nov, in Brussels, Belgium. The photo-exhibition is themed “Children and Young People of Central Asia: Facing the Future”. The Kazakhstan Mission (@kazakhstaninbrussels)
presented 10 photos related to the topic.
In the image... EU High Representative Federica Mogherini and Foreign Minister of Kazakhstan Kairat Abdrakhmanov looking at my image of Aisholpan (the 13-year-old daughter of a legendary Kazakh eagle hunter from Mongolia). #children #CentralAsia #future #Kazakh #Kazakhstan #kazakhstaninbrussels #EmbassyofKazakhstaninBrussels #Mongolia #eaglehuntress


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A man stands at the windows of the abandoned Ministry of Finance building (now an occupied building/squat) in the ‘Favela’ Mangueira community, North Zone, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Photo by @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 #dailypic #everydayeverywhere #photojournalism
#documentary #unhabitat #errejota
#documentaryphotography #squat #slum #dailylife #reportagespotlight #Mangueira #dignity #community ©️️Tariq Zaidi Photography. All Rights Reserved.


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Woman taking a nap on the roof top of the White Building. Photograph by @tariqzaidiphoto. ⁣

The White Building (called "Bodeng" locally), was a huge, iconic 1960’s apartment block in central Phnom Penh, in Aug 2017 the building was demolished to make way for new modern living and office spaces. The multiple apartment block was built to house artists and low-income workers in the time of Cambodian urbanisation in early ‘60s. It was a place of creativity, inspiration and extremes. Story published in Spanish @el_pais @planetafuturo. link here: bit.ly/2nWqN1W ⁣


#Cambodia #PhnomPenh #noplacelikehome #Gentrification #reportagespotlight #storytelling #humaninterest #abandonedhome #home #abandoned #photojournalism #photography #whitebuilding #mural #urbanlife #stairway #bodeng #PhnomPenh #unhabitat #documentary #PlanetaFuturo #ElPaís #elpais #tariqzaidiphotography #reportage #urbanplanningmentary #urbanplanning #documentaryphotography #photodocumentary⁣ ©️️Tariq Zaidi Photography. All Rights Reserved.


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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 ⁣

#ig_mongolia #travelingram #mytravelgramm #travelphotography #ulaanbaatar #mongolian #makeportraits #portraitmood #portraiture #pursuitofportraits #lonelyplanet #makemoments #igtravel #ig_captures #ig_worldclub #worldtraveler#travel #traveling #travelgram #travelphotography #instatravel #beautifuldestinations #wonderful_places


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Girls playing with lipstick and make-up. ‘Favela’ Mangueira community, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

For full article/images of my work entitled "Women of the Favela" published in @guardian @guardianphotos . Please Copy/paste link to article here: http://bit.ly/2tWidCT

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


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Shokhan releases his eagle to hunt near Dayan Lake, West Mongolia. Photograph by @tariqzaidiphoto #eaglehunter #Mongolia #goldeneagle #man #Kazakh #Dayanlake

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

#ulaanbaatar #mongolian #ulanbator #ig_mongolia #ChasingLight #awesomeearth #worldpostgram #ig_mood #culture #ig_respect #neverstopexploring #humaneffect #pourlemonde #pro_ig #travelphotos #documentaryphotography #reportagespotlight #reportage #worldpostgram


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With no children of her own to care for, Rena tends to her doll like a baby. She spends a few hours each day dressing it. Rena was once an actress in the Georgian Youth Theatre, but illness ended her career and she now lives alone in Tbilisi. #georgia #jews #diaspora #reportage.
My story from Georgia published @vice - to see full article please copy/paste this link in your browser bit.ly/2BXie0g
There was once a thriving Jewish population in the country of Georgia. Now, just 3,200 Jewish believers remain. Photographer Tariq Zaidi (@tariqzaidiphoto) went in search of those who stayed and found a proud and protective community lost in time.
#грузия #tbilisi #тбилиси #грузия #photodocumentary #documentaryphotography #тбилиси #reportagespotlight ©️Tariq Zaidi Photography. All Rights Reserved.


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With his yurt packed in the truck - the eagle hunter heads off on his Motorcycle to his winter home. Photograph by @tariqzaidiphoto #eaglehunters #Mongolia #movinghouse #yurt #Motorcycle #Kazakh #changes #Modernisation

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
#ig_mongolia #culture #ChasingLight #awesomeearth #ig_mood #culture #ig_respect #ulaanbaatar #portrait #worldtraveler #wanderlust #solotravel #travel #traveling #travelgram #travelphotography #instatravel #beautifuldestinations #wonderful_places


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Tariq Zaidi.

What a truly remarkable weekend… Stunning photographs, remarkable photographers, beautiful award ceremony, amazing exhibitions and just incredible hosts - all in the spectacular city of Siena, Italy.
Thank you so much Siena International Photography Awards and especially Luca Venturi for making this past weekend so memorable and very special. I am absolutely delighted, humbled and very honoured for receiving the award for "Best Author of the Year 2018". Grazie mille! @SIPAContest @luca.venturi1966 #sipacontest #sienaawards #sipa2018 #AuthorOfTheYear #photoaward #reportage #storytelling


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A Mundari man covered in ash from the dung fire, smokes a shisha pipe at the end of a long day. Photograph by @tariqzaidiphoto #Mundari #thisisafrica #Southsudan #cattle #everydayafrica #man #smoking #shisha

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 #reportagespotlight #african_portraits #Super_Africa #ig_respect #portrait_shots #justgoshoot #exploretocreate #worldpostgram #GoThere #everydayeverywhere #instaghesboro #documentary #documentaryphotography #reportage #photojournalist ©️️Tariq Zaidi Photography. All Rights Reserved. #photodocumentary #igs_africa #ig_global_people


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Girls playing with a baby on a carpet in front of the abandoned IBGE building, ‘Favela’ Mangueira community, 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.


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The Wodaabe men perform the ‘Yaake’ in a line at sunset on the last day of the Gerewol festival. Only a few of them will be chosen as the most beautiful, and selected by women from a different clan. Image by @tariqzaidiphoto. #gerewol #yaake #men #dance #chad #courtship #fulani

To see more of my work from Chad published @bbcnews @bbcafrica please copy/paste this link for full article: https://bbc.in/2mCrvj1

The nomadic Wodaabe tribe graze their cattle through the Sahel desert from northern Cameroon to Chad, #Niger and north-east #Nigeria. Crossing countries riven by drought, poverty and war, they shelter in the most basic of structures with few possessions and are totally dependent on their animals for survival. Yet despite the harshness of their environment, it’s beauty that the Wodaabe prize above all else and once a year, the men don elaborate costumes, daub their faces with make-up and dance for hours in the hope of finding love.

#chad #wodaabe #gerewol #africa #Guerewol #fula #fulani #Tribe #courtship #ritual #Gerewol #gettyreportage #ReportageSpotlight #Bororo #Mbororo #Sahel #nomads #everydayafrica #photodocumentary #weekly_feature ©️️️️Tariq Zaidi Photography. All Rights Reserved.


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