Portraits of Masai's heart

PhotographerMiguel Candela
PrizeHonorable Mention
City/CountryAlicante, Spain
Photo DateJanuary 2010
Technical InfoNikon D700, 35mm, 24mm
Entry Description

The Masai of today remains intact with much of its tradition existing and has ably resisted the influences of the Western world but in the process of adopting some changes is slowly and surely taking roots. The changes being brought about by external influences is slowly transforming the Masai into something of life lived by the rest of the world albeit in a dire situation The Masai is transforming and the unique colors of their once vibrant nomadic life is turning into the standard hues of life as seen by the rest of the world.

About Photographer

Miguel Candela (Spain, 1985), specializing in the human drama of life, is restless in his intentions to satisfy his personal requirements in capturing still images, the colour and reactions of people, places & events. Shows the public in images, the diversity of humanity from their way of life, practices, homes, beliefs, traditions, relations, costumes, and reactions to issues or general situations of the time. To be a photographer helped him to perceive the world not as how it is but the way is lived, without boundaries to enable him to comprehend his surroundings, to respect other cultures and their ways of thinking. Photography opened him into news horizons and value our present as a historical event. He sees his works as an affirmation that "Every person has his or her individual unique history, every individual has an intriguing story to tell."