PhotographerRenate Niebler
PrizeHonorable Mention
City/CountryMünchen, Germany
Photo DateFebruary 2010
Technical InfoMedium Format
Entry Description

Sangoma - this mysterious item describes people which are part of a remarkable, rich and spriritual culture. The meeting with each one of them had been a mixture of fascination and irritation. In comparison to the western world Sangomas rely in particular on divination and prophecy for healing. The traditional healer are doctors, nonmedical practitioner, psychotherapists and fortune teller in one. They offer answers which are deep-rooted in their faith and african traditions and they have an important social and political role in the communities. They withdraw their knowledge about healing their unconsciousness, their ancestors.