Photography: Senegalese Wrestlers

Two weeks ago the results of the World Press Awards were announced. The prize winners included a number of striking images about and by Africans.

Most of the attention has focused on the Malian, Malick Sidibe, who won first prize in the arts and entertainment category for a spread that appeared in The New York Times Magazine last year. Other winners include Francesco Giusti, who won second prize in the same category for his photos of Congolese sapeurs; Farah Abdi Warsamehfrom Somalia, second prize in the general news; and Stefano De Luigi from Italy for his shots droughts in Kenya, second place in contemporary issues: singles. But the most striking pictures are those by Denis Rouvre of France, who won second place in sports features for his work on Senegalese wrestlers.

Here’s another of the pictures.

You can view the full series here or on his website.

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Sean Jacobs

Also goes by Hasan Wazan. Life President.

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  1. A few weeks ago I saw L’appel des arénas (Wrestling Grounds) the 2006 film by Cheikh Ndiaye at the African film festival in Berkeley. Based on novel by Aminata Sow Fall. It was visually beautiful – the training and fight scenes especially often set at the beach – and completely compelling. The enduring tradition is a thing to behold…

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