PhotographerMarsel van Oosten
Prize2nd Place in People / Culture
City/CountryAmsterdam, Netherlands
Photo DateVarious dates 2010-2011
Technical InfoNikon cameras and lenses
Entry Description

These images were shot in and around Ghat, Libya, during the Ghat festival. Many different desert tribes from Libya and neighbouring countries visit this festival to sing, dance and give demonstrations of their traditions.

About Photographer

Marsel van Oosten is a professional nature photographer from The Netherlands. His images are famed for his mastery of composition, lighting, color and perspective. In his work he tries to simplify, to get rid of the extraneous: simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. His images are used worldwide in advertising, design, and magazines such as National Geographic. Van Oosten lives in Amsterdam with producer and videographer Daniella Sibbing. Together they run specialized wildlife and landscape photography tours and workshops for small groups of all experience levels to spectacular locations all over the planet. Website: