People of Morocco Pt. 5: Sayid
Sayid was the tour guide of our camel pack of 4. At the age of 17, he is already fluent in Arabic, Berbere, Spanish, French, and English. •
Everyday he would make the same trip to and from the desert, encounter the same type of tourists asking for photos, and provide the same musical performance at night. •
As it was Ramadan, everyone else remained quiet during the trek in order to preserve their energy. Sayid, on the contrary, had all the food and water he needed as he is not yet 20. •
When I asked him if my camel had a name, he first said camel 1 and camel 2. Then he said it's Bomarli. It wasn't until after when I realized he meant Bob Marley. A talkative troll, this one was.
(Castellano mas abajo)
4th photo of the series on Maramures women.
The Maramures region in northern Romania is one of the most remote corners of the European Union, a place that is the definition of the expression “to step back in time.” Villagers there have preserved a way of life which most of Europe left behind centuries ago. Around Sighetu Marmației, on the border with Ukraine, I encountered a number of people working the fields. What struck me was to find women and men way in their 70s, 80s, and even their 90s still working hard, often under the scorching sun, many of them carrying heavy tools on their way back home after work. This woman is one of them.
Cuarta foto de la serie sobre mujeres de Maramures.
La región de Maramures en el norte de Rumania es una de las esquinas mas remotas de la Union Europea, un lugar que es la definición de la expresión “retroceder en el tiempo”. Los pueblerinos de la zona han preservado una forma de vida que la mayoría de Europa dejó atrás hace siglos. Alrededor de Sighetu Marmației, en la frontera con Ucrania, me encontré con decenas de personas trabajando los campos. Lo que me impresionó fue encontrar una enorme cantidad de mujeres y hombres de mas de 70, 80, y a hasta 90 años de edad aun trabajando duramente, a menudo bajo el sol abrasador, muchos de ellos cargando herramientas pesadas camino a sus casas luego del trabajo. Esta mujer es una de ellas.