Mauritania 2015

Pics 1-4: (first pic was selected as a winner at the lensculture 2015 Visual Storytelling Awards

On beginning of 2016 the story was featured on CNN.

One is free to travel on top of the iron ore train that crosses the Sahara desert from the mine at Zouérat, in northern Mauritania,
to the harbor of Nouadhibou, on the Atlantic coast of West Africa.

The travelers, who are usually traders that transport food and live animals, have to endure a 20-hour trip
with periods of strong wind and temperatures that can reach 50 degrees Celsius in the summer.

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Despite the fact that there haven’t been any terrorists attacks in the country over the past four years,
Mauritania is still on the international “red zone,” meaning almost no tourists have visited the country in that period.

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haircut

haircut

 

Getting a haircut, Ocolna, July 2015.

Vasile

vasile

“Vasile forgive me
I can not
I swore”

Valea Corbului, Arges. July 2015

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On the Danube, Făcăeni, July 2015

 

Stefanica

stefanica

Ștefan, the son of Ștefan. General Berthelot, April 2015.