Culture Shock

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© Peter Stanley
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On the northern beaches of Unguja, Zanzibar, an Italian tourist chats with a Maasai security guard while fisherman return with their catch. Once regarded as a mystical island visited by the likes of Stanley, Livingstone and Burton, swaths of Zanzibar have been converted to private resorts for package tourism. These resorts need security and the Maasai are always the first to be contracted as the tribe is still regarded for its unity and strength. These young warriors commonly say that they enjoy their job yet dream of the day that they have enough money to buy a herd of cattle and get married back on the open plains. With the Muslim coastal culture, Maasai gaurds and tanning tourists, cultures have officially clashed and life goes on in Zanzibar.

10 responses

  • Neil Woo

    Neil Woo said (26 Jan 2011):

    great shot

  • Toby Morrison (JPG Admin)

    Toby Morrison (JPG Admin)   gave props (27 Jan 2011):

    Contrast on so many levels. Great photo!

  • ajtiM

    ajtiM (Deleted) said (31 Jan 2011):

    Tanzania...beautiful country...great composition!

  • Tim E

    Tim E (Deleted) gave props (1 Feb 2011):

    yep, this is a great submission.

  • Lisa Toleno

    Lisa Toleno (Deleted) gave props (16 Feb 2011):

    thats so cool! lovely history!

  • Norm Levin

    Norm Levin gave props (18 Feb 2011):

    One of the best for this theme. Great eye, wish I was there.

  • Ope O

    Ope O gave props (6 Mar 2011):

    perfect for theme

  • Mike Melnotte

    Mike Melnotte gave props (23 Mar 2011):


  • Brad Paro

    Brad Paro gave props (10 Apr 2011):

    Yes......Love it!

  • Torontosaurus

    Torontosaurus gave props (2 Aug 2011):

    Amazing story.

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