2002 Photo Contest, Daily Life, 2nd prize

Francesco Zizola

Contrasto for Max

01 March, 1999

Original caption from World Press Photo (2002)

A Nuba woman carries water in Kalkada village, Nuba Mountains, Sudan. In the mountains of central Sudan, the Nuba people struggle to preserve a culture under threat. The Nuba have lived in the inaccessible and remote region for hundreds of years. However, their numbers are dwindling, as fierce fighting between government troops and the Sudan People's Liberation Army forces thousands to flee, moving to urban centers for food and shelter. Displaced, or forced to hide in caves, they also face hostility from the fundamentalist Muslim government who has declared Nuba Mountain Islam to be heretical.


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About the photographer

Francesco Zizola

Born in 1962, since 1980's he has documented the world's major conflicts and their hidden crisis, focusing on the social and humanitarian issues that define life in the developin...

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