A cattle herder steers the herd towards drinking water at dawn.
A classic scene at the spectacular cattle camps in South Sudan. Cattle camps are one of the leading reasons for tribal conflict, resulting in hundreds to thousands of deaths each year, all because water for livestock and people are hard to come by in wet season.
Rare morning with dawn breaking through the smoke screen at a cattle camp in South Sudan
Every morning at dusk the cattle are led by a cattle keeper in search for water.
Three kids stack up for a photo in a cattle camp in South Sudan. Obakki is a non for profit NGO that drills water wells in South Sudan. www.obakki.com
Obakki is a non for profit NGO that drills water wells in South Sudan. This scarf is sold at www.obakki.com as an initiative to build a well. 500 scarfs will drill clean water for the people of South Sudan.
A Cattle herder moves his cattle out to graze. He carries an AK-47 to protect himself from other tribes, who fight for cattle, as they need them to collect for dowry for marriage.
A Sudanese Boy leans on a tree for a portrait.
A young boy cocks his AK-47 for the camera at a cattle camp in South Sudan. Obakki is a non for profit NGO that drills water wells in South Sudan. www.obakki.com
Scarring is a traditional ritual in the Dinka Culture of South Sudan. As young children grow into men, they must enture the marks of their tribe with painful scarring on their foreheads. Obakki is a non for profit NGO that drills water wells in South Sudan. www.obakki.com
A Sudanese girl looks up to her mother for approval.
A cattle herder poses for a photo. His blonde hair is made by dying using cow urine.
Photos from over a hundred years ago reveal that this landscape has simply not changed. These nomadic herdsman take care of these cattle like currency, and often, their lives.
Cattle rise in search for water near Rumbek, South Sudan.
Gabriel wanted to get his portrait taken to help bring water to South Sudan via the Obakki Foundation. www.obakki.com A video will be made to show how water makes its way into the bodies of who need it most, featuring Gabriel.