2000 Photo Contest, Sports, Stories, 3rd prize

David Stewart-Smith

Katz Pictures

01 January, 1999

Nuba wrestlers join in a three-day contest. This year´s festival was held to commemorate the great champion, Jumping Donkey, who had died six months earlier at the age of 95. The village is in the same region where, half a century ago, the photographer George Rodger took a classic photo of a Nuba wrestler carrying another on his shoulders. Today, the Nuba are struggling to preserve their culture from forced assimilation into the dominant Islamic culture of the north.


David Stewart-Smith

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