Lac Rose Lutteurs

  • Photographer
    Anthea Spivey
  • Prize
    2nd Place / People /Traditions / Culture
  • Jury Top 5 Selection

    Emanuele Cucuzza Clean and perfectly executed photo, which shows strength and dignity of a population too often underestimated and humiliated by political problems and globalisation. Composition, colours and aesthetics reach high level and deserve attention as well as right timing to face this story.

  • Date of Photograph
    January 17, 2020
  • Technical Info
    28mm, f/11 1/250

I wanted to revisit the wrestlers who I met a couple of years ago and jump back into exploring the themes of masculinity through combat sports. Wrestling is the national sport of Senegal and is taken very seriously. Young men train for years in hopes of becoming the next “Balla Gaye 2”. The sport is also so celebrated that some of the major matches can win the victor cash prizes of money in the six figures.

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