FACES OF SAHEL
Over the past four years, the internationally renowned photographer Mario Gerth has travelled the Sahel zone from west to east, visiting nomads and semi-nomads such as the Peul in Mauritania, the Tuareg in Northern Mali, Niger and Burkina Faso, the Fulbe in Chad, the Mundari and Karamajong in Southern Sudan, the Omo Valley tribes in Ethiopia and the Afar in Eritea and Djibouti. Their lives are defined by the search for water and food for their animals. Unfortunately, climate change is threatening the Sahel zone and its inhabitants with a major drought and famine. With his impressive photographs, Mario Gerth wants to tell the stories of the nomads and draw attention to their environment and current situation. Gerth‘s photographs have been shown in international exhibitions and published in various magazines. Today he works as a banker - part-time - in Germany and as a photographer and journalist in Africa. The newspaper „Die Zeit“ describes him as a person who transitions from one culture to another frequently.
The photos of the exhibition can be seen from 21st April to 6th June 2020 in the City Library, Marktplatz 9, 97070 Würzburg (opening time: Monday to Friday 10 am to 6 pm, Saturday 10 am to 3 pm) and at the International Africa Festival.