The Gris-gris Wrestlers of Senegal

As evening falls in a packed stadium, heat still radiating from the ground, I am witness to how traditional Senegalese wrestling — with its mystical “gris-gris” rituals, intense drumming, and trance-like dance — has evolved into a high profile, superstar sport.

Amazing photos and story. Little surprise this was recognized at  the World Press Photo Awards 2016. I saw the exhibit of the World Press Photo Awards in 2015, while visiting Amsterdam. This work is as good as anything I saw there, and the presentation might be better. This is my second link to a Maptia article. The work on this site is great. Previous post –> The Lost Tombs of Oman

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