‘Los chunchos’ during the festival of San Lorenzo, Tarija, Bolivia. This weird and wonderful religious festival, which takes place in August every year, is thought to celebrate devotion to the Patron Saint and commemorate a battle between settlers and indigenous people in the 1578. The devoted participants in the parade – los Chunchos – are all male and call for good health. The elaborate costumes seemingly represent the outfits worn by sufferers of contagious diseases in the past, who used to visit the town, and nearby Tarija, from nearby leper colony during times of drought – their faces covered – in search of food and water.
Fishermen cast off on the River Nile near Jinja, Uganda. Many Ugandans make their living out of natural resources, yet as the population grows and consumption increases, care is needed to ensure that these are used sustainably. Copyright Tom Broadhurst.
Local boys guides his flock home in Abuna Yosef, Ethioipa. Many young children in the Ethiopian highlands are given responsibility for herding their family’s cattle, goats, sheep and ‘shoats’ in the mountains each day, contributing to the family income yet frequently hindering their education. Copyright Tom Broadhurst.