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The picture was taken in a typical Himba compound far from those one located close to the main roads visited by a multitude of tourists. For this visit it was absolutely necessary to engage a local guide: first 'cause it is not easy to find the compounds not influenced by the tourism without any sign or path leading to them,second 'cause You have to negotiate the admit to the compound with the chief of the community and if you don't speak their language they could be very distrustful of strangers specially if these are armed with every type of cameras. While your guide is negotiating with the chief you have to wait outside the compound.You have to be patient 'cause it can take even more then half an hour.After you have obtained the permit to enter to the compound you can talk to everybody(with the guide's help of course),can take pictures of whatever you want,visit the inside of their huts,etc..
It is very important: NOT TO GIVE THEM MONEY,ALCOHOLIC
In the negotiation we have included ingredients for cooking packed in paper bags from 5 to 15kgs like meal,rice,salt,etc..
That is the only way to preserve their lifestyle and culture which have become increasingly endangered due to the uncontrolled influx of tourists into the Kaokaveld,the region giving home to some 6000 Himba.
As a result of, many Himba have become beggars and alcoholics.
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Bstnphilippe (123) 2006-01-26 8:01
The picture is real good but you are a real tourist...disgraceful...who needs a guide when you are facing real people.
faubry (35405) 2006-01-26 8:07
hello attila, very nice portrait, i put him in them world children
pmthanh (676) 2006-01-26 8:13
Nice POW and composition, the colour very beautiful.
Thanks for sharing.
Albrecht (11281) 2006-01-26 8:38
Beautiful picture and good compo and colours though the frame is a bit heavy, the picture is good.
cjmm (4479) 2006-01-26 10:56
I like the photo very much and consider it very good in terms of photojournalism, and well complemented by the note. Else, you got a very natutal expression from your subject, wich is great for portraits.
Best regards, ciao!
benkrut (2407) 2006-01-26 11:14
First of all - great note. I wish I could always, with every picture, read such interesting notes.
About the photo. It's a beatifully taken, in the right moment, portrait.
I like also the colour of the blurred background - works with the colour of the skin of your model.
Good decision to frame the photo :)
Rev (1798) 2006-01-26 15:36
A beautiful photo.
Thanks for sharing
peck (2779) 2006-01-27 6:40
Very nice portrait!! I like this sharpness and framing!! Great picture with nice focus deep.
thanks for visit,
Joaquin (422) 2006-01-30 11:18
Hola Szili: gracias por su comentario a mi foto. Sus fotografías son realmente encantadoras y tienes muy buenos trabajos. Esta foto especialmente es fascinante. La expresión del nińo tan suave y la acción hacen una excelente composición. Los colores de la foto son muy bellos.
bikernjeeks (79) 2006-02-17 17:46
Great shot of this beautiful little child. I love it how he seems very thoughtful and isn't really paying attention to you. The POV and the sharpness are very good. Plus, I appreciated the supporting note a lot. Thank you so much for sharing.
Niara78 (0) 2006-02-19 15:36
O, questa č una foto eccellente! :) Cosě affascinante...il titolo č meraviglioso :-)) Bei colori, bella composizione!
marjan (6279) 2006-02-27 6:42
Hi Szili, nice motive and detail from everyday living in the hard conditions.Coloures aew fantastic . Excelent notice and good advice for trevelers. TFS
lotis (132) 2006-03-05 13:14
A excellent photo. Colors, light, composition, atmosphere, sharpness, focus, everything.
Very well done
josepmarin (57791) 2006-03-07 12:39
A fantastic portrait. Great detail and setting. The colors and the light are very good.
In addition, the frame does that the child stands out even more.
Angshu (55665) 2006-03-27 23:35
Wonderful portrait. The eyes are so serene, the action so natural.Very good sharpness & clarity
sufi (9588) 2006-05-25 6:16
Wonderful moment and perfect shot, my friend... Also perfect portrait photograph... Wonderful pastel tones, point of view and details...
paura (47166) 2006-11-02 9:40
Beautiful portrait, Attila.
Very nice the boy appearance. His natutal expression is perfect.
Hellas (6813) 2007-03-13 8:05
this child is very appealing.
Have you ever given any portrait to any of those models ?
Do they know what are you doing with your camera ?
Please forgive my obvious mystification.
Bruno40 (6658) 2007-05-07 7:44
Fantastic set of pitures and informative note.
edytungkal (4551) 2007-07-30 22:38
It's really a great portrait composed, you have captured it in a right moment. Beautiful warm colours and very clarity on whole picture. Great one, tfs
Very informative note...
Jakab (3867) 2007-12-09 12:37
Bogarászván a régebbi képek között találtam ezt a remek, dokumentum értékű portrét. A jól megválasztott mélységélesség szépen elemeli a fiút a környezetből, a rágcsált fa átlós helyzete érdekesen oldja a centrális szerkesztést.
Ja, és a jegyzet is sokat segít az értelmezésben.
ddupre2 (888) 2009-06-07 2:48
beautifull pictures ! but I know it's like a human zoo...
les himbas ont été déplacés, parqués et ils jouent leur role le temps de la visite des touristes... aussi malgré ma passion pour les portraits, la proximité de ce pays du lieu que j'habite... je n'irai pas faire ces clichés...
quand on vend son image męme si elle est trčs belle... je trouve cela triste...
- Copyright: Attila Szili (atus) (15838)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2005-07-00
- Categories: Daily Life, Decisive Moment
- Camera: Nikon D70, Nikkor 18-70mm 1:3.5-4.5G ED DX, Hoya Super HMC PRO1 67mm Sky
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): regards, Traditional Costumes of Africa II [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2006-01-26 7:50
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