Julius is a proud teacher at Kamununku Primary school in Uganda.
This man is an extremely shy cook at a school in southern Uganda, photographed here in his new biogas-powered kitchen.
‘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.
Policing a pro-TIPNIS march in Bolivia, 2012. Indigenous people marched to protect a national park and indigenous lands under threat from oil and gas developments. Copyright Tom Broadhurst.
Representatives of the Tsimané, Yuracaré, and Mojeño-Trinitario indigenous people and their supporters from across the country marched on La Paz in July 2012 in support of the TIPNIS National Park and Indigenous territory, which was under threat from government plans to extract fossil fuels and build roads. Copyright Tom Broadhurst.
Enrique, a devout Catholic, is part of the Tacana people that live in the small community of Bella Altura, in the Bolivian Amazon. Traditionally hunters, fishers and subsistence agriculturalists, the traditional Tacana way of life is under threat from logging, agriculture and development in the region. Enrique is part of a cooperative of artisans that seek to use the forests resources sustainably, making and selling quality wood carvings in order to preserve their low-impact way of life. Copyright Tom Broadhurst.
Tacana girl, Bella Altura, Bolivia. The Tacana people have a rich tradition of environmental stewardship. Organisations such as Conservation International support them to continue to lead sustainable lifestyles, and so preserve their forest home. Copyright Tom Broadhurst.
Sra. Delio is a mother of six that lives in the rapidly-growing community of Nuevas Horizontes in Bolivia’s Beni region. An area of natural resource exploitation – the surrounding forests are rich in timber and prime grazing land. In order to reduce exploitation of the forest, local women have formed the Tres Palmas (three palms) cooperative in order to produce weavings from Jipi Japa (Cardulovica palmata). Sna. Delio specialises in weaving angels, mobiles and toys from the palm leaves – using designs inspired by the colours and shapes of nature. Copyright Tom Broadhurst.
The reader. This clergyman contemplates outside one of Lalibela’s rock-hewn churches. Copyright Tom Broadhurst.
Priests and pilgrims celebrate Ethiopian new year with a ceremony in Lalibela. Copyright Tom Broadhurst.
A group of cholitas perform during the famous Gran Poder street festival in La Paz, Bolivia.
Ethio-jazz legend Mulatu Astatke performs at the Ghion hotel in Addis Ababa. Copyright Tom Broadhurst.
Young woman in Ethiopia’s Somali region participating in numeracy and literacy classes, organised by Pastoralist Concern and Oxfam Intermón, Such programmes give many Somali women their first experience of formal education. Copyright Tom Broadhurst.
This lady recounts her former role as a FGM practitioner in Ethiopia’s Somali region. With support from charities Pastoralist Concern and Oxfam Intermón, she now has an alternative livelihood renting out a donkey cart. Copyright Tom Broadhurst.
Fenta is one of the guards at Limalimo lodge in Ethiopia’s Simien mountains. He wears traditional Ethiopian robes to keep him warn during the cold nights. Copyright Tom Broadhurst.
Agir is one of the star workers at Limalimo lodge in Ethiopia’s Simien Mountains. She grew up and lives just yards from the lodge, an example of how well-planned eco-tourism can benefit local people in rural areas. Copyright Tom Broadhurst.
Cultivating vegetables in a ‘permaculture-inspired’ community garden at Rubirizi district near Queen Elizabeth National Park in Uganda. Organisations such as the Uganda Conservation Foundation are looking for ways to better engage local people in conservation and tourism – here through growing vegetables for tourist lodges, so that they can benefit from protected area status. All to frequently jobs and income from tourism and conservation fails to filter it’s way to local communities – sometimes leading to resentment. Copyright Tom Broadhurst.
Prossy, a Uganda Wildlife Authority ranger and guide, seen here in Kibale National Park. Rangers like her are vital for protecting and educating about wild places and the animals that live there – such as chimpanzees at Kibale. Copyright Tom Broadhurst.
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.