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  • #wodaabe se consideran los “hombres más bellos de la tierra” y así lo manifiestan en el festival #gerewol .
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    #wodaabe se consideran los “hombres más bellos de la tierra” y así lo manifiestan en el festival #gerewol .

  •  51  1  12 October, 2019
  • Once a year at the end of the rainy season, Chad’s Wodaabe nomads hold an elaborate courtship festival in which the men beautify themselves in hopes to attract a girl. The Wodaabe place great emphasis on beauty so they spend hours painting on makeup and dressing in colorful costumes. When the men are inspired, they dance and sing to show off their white eyes and teeth as a symbol of their beauty. The dance can last until sunrise the next morning to demonstrate their stamina. The girls, usually between 13 and 15 years old, quietly observe the dancers and slowly make their way to their man of choice never making eye contact. To make the selection, they quickly point to their choice, the clan all bow to demonstrate admiration for the selected man, while the girl is unceremoniously whisked away to await what may be a night of passion, a marriage or nothing at all. .
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    Once a year at the end of the rainy season, Chad’s Wodaabe nomads hold an elaborate courtship festival in which the men beautify themselves in hopes to attract a girl. The Wodaabe place great emphasis on beauty so they spend hours painting on makeup and dressing in colorful costumes. When the men are inspired, they dance and sing to show off their white eyes and teeth as a symbol of their beauty. The dance can last until sunrise the next morning to demonstrate their stamina. The girls, usually between 13 and 15 years old, quietly observe the dancers and slowly make their way to their man of choice never making eye contact. To make the selection, they quickly point to their choice, the clan all bow to demonstrate admiration for the selected man, while the girl is unceremoniously whisked away to await what may be a night of passion, a marriage or nothing at all. .
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    #gerewol #wodaabe #chad #tchad #gerewolfestival

  •  56  12  11 October, 2019
  • Chad’s all-male beauty pageant: Gerewol festival 2019
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    Chad

    Chad’s all-male beauty pageant: Gerewol festival 2019

  •  105  8  11 October, 2019
  • Chad’s all-male beauty pageant: Gerewol Festival 2019
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    Chad

    Chad’s all-male beauty pageant: Gerewol Festival 2019

  •  95  4  9 October, 2019

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  • 'Although the girls wear less make-up than the men, they also take great pride in their appearance, plaiting and decorating their hair. The tattoos on this girl's face are caused by scarification at a young age and indicate tribal affiliations, as well as strength and valour.'
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#Chad #Wodaabe #Gerewol #Marriage #Courtship
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    'Although the girls wear less make-up than the men, they also take great pride in their appearance, plaiting and decorating their hair. The tattoos on this girl's face are caused by scarification at a young age and indicate tribal affiliations, as well as strength and valour.'
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    #Chad #Wodaabe #Gerewol #Marriage #Courtship

  •  556  32  2 March, 2017
  • From the archives: Possibly a Wodaabe women from the nomadic tribe of Niger. Les hommes comme les femmes sont réputés pour leur artisanat élaboré et leurs grandes cérémonies - comme le Gerewol. This celebration lasts for six days and single men dress up ornately to take part in a shuffling dance to compete for the attentions of eligible women 💃🏽 Kind of a beauty pageant but for men, where women are the judges - and they get to choose their mate. 🌹| #unpeuplusloin #women #archives #tribe #niger #nigerianwomen #style #celebration #gerewol
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    From the archives: Possibly a Wodaabe women from the nomadic tribe of Niger. Les hommes comme les femmes sont réputés pour leur artisanat élaboré et leurs grandes cérémonies - comme le Gerewol. This celebration lasts for six days and single men dress up ornately to take part in a shuffling dance to compete for the attentions of eligible women 💃🏽 Kind of a beauty pageant but for men, where women are the judges - and they get to choose their mate. 🌹| #unpeuplusloin #women #archives #tribe #niger #nigerianwomen #style #celebration #gerewol

  •  112  1  22 March, 2017
  • 'At sunset the ostrich feathers in the mens' caps resemble palm trees. They make the Wodaabe, already an incredibly tall and lean people, even taller. Once the week-long festival is over, the Wodaabe return to their day-to-day life as nomadic herders.'
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#Chad #Wodaabe #Gerewol #Marriage #Courtship
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    Chad

    'At sunset the ostrich feathers in the mens' caps resemble palm trees. They make the Wodaabe, already an incredibly tall and lean people, even taller. Once the week-long festival is over, the Wodaabe return to their day-to-day life as nomadic herders.'
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    ✍🏾️ & 📸 : @tariqzaidiphoto
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    #Chad #Wodaabe #Gerewol #Marriage #Courtship

  •  283  1  2 March, 2017
  • Photo @mike_hettwer - COURTING FESTIVAL - The young Wodaabe men preen for the ladies in their annual Sahara Desert courting festival known as the Gerewol. Every September they paint their faces yellow and lips black, hand sew their tunics, then dance and sing all night near In-Gall. The Wodaabe women can select several men they will be romantically involved with for the next year. If the men are not beautiful or charming enough, it will be a very lonely year for them. I photographed this event three times and during the last one, a mile-high sandstorm rolled in slowly and blocked out the sun. The men adjusted their hats and feathers just before they were sent scrambling for shelter from the storm. Many times the best photos are not of the main event but what happens before, after or during unplanned circumstances. Our team was there excavating hundreds of Stone Age human skeletons for a National Geographic magazine story. #sahara #wodaabe #gerewol #in-gall #gobero #greensahara @thephotosociety @petergwin
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    Photo @mike_hettwer - COURTING FESTIVAL - The young Wodaabe men preen for the ladies in their annual Sahara Desert courting festival known as the Gerewol. Every September they paint their faces yellow and lips black, hand sew their tunics, then dance and sing all night near In-Gall. The Wodaabe women can select several men they will be romantically involved with for the next year. If the men are not beautiful or charming enough, it will be a very lonely year for them. I photographed this event three times and during the last one, a mile-high sandstorm rolled in slowly and blocked out the sun. The men adjusted their hats and feathers just before they were sent scrambling for shelter from the storm. Many times the best photos are not of the main event but what happens before, after or during unplanned circumstances. Our team was there excavating hundreds of Stone Age human skeletons for a National Geographic magazine story. #sahara #wodaabe #gerewol #in-gall #gobero #greensahara @thephotosociety @petergwin

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  • Pan view  of beautiful and elegant Wodaabe young women and their families from the Tahoua region in Niger during the Gerewol ceremony. An annual courtship ritual competition among the Wodaabe people of Niger where men dressed in elaborate ornamentation and made up in traditional face painting gather in lines to dance and sing, vying for the attentions of young women. Repost via @forafricans #wodaabe #beauty #gerewol
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    Pan view of beautiful and elegant Wodaabe young women and their families from the Tahoua region in Niger during the Gerewol ceremony. An annual courtship ritual competition among the Wodaabe people of Niger where men dressed in elaborate ornamentation and made up in traditional face painting gather in lines to dance and sing, vying for the attentions of young women. Repost via @forafricans #wodaabe #beauty #gerewol

  •  830  29  30 November, 2018
  • 'Wodaabe men make some last-minute adjustments to their costumes for the night's festivities, checking their reflections in brightly coloured pocket mirrors - indispensable accessories for the Wodaabe male. They look at them constantly, a bit like some people and their smartphones.'
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#Chad #Wodaabe #Gerewol #Marriage #Courtship
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    Chad

    'Wodaabe men make some last-minute adjustments to their costumes for the night's festivities, checking their reflections in brightly coloured pocket mirrors - indispensable accessories for the Wodaabe male. They look at them constantly, a bit like some people and their smartphones.'
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    ✍🏾️ & 📸 : @tariqzaidiphoto
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    #Chad #Wodaabe #Gerewol #Marriage #Courtship

  •  348  5  2 March, 2017
  • 'Some make-up is believed to have magical powers and the Wodaabe go to great lengths to secure it. The orange face powder is only to be found beside a special mountain near Jongooria in central Niger, and some clans must undertake a 1,400km (870-mile) round trip on foot to secure a supply.'
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✍🏾️ & 📸 : @tariqzaidiphoto
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#Chad #Wodaabe #Gerewol #Marriage #Courtship
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    Chad

    'Some make-up is believed to have magical powers and the Wodaabe go to great lengths to secure it. The orange face powder is only to be found beside a special mountain near Jongooria in central Niger, and some clans must undertake a 1,400km (870-mile) round trip on foot to secure a supply.'
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    ✍🏾️ & 📸 : @tariqzaidiphoto
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    #Chad #Wodaabe #Gerewol #Marriage #Courtship

  •  269  0  2 March, 2017