The Hadzabe of Tanzania

The Hadzabe of Tanzania

Guy Needham

The Grey Place
37 Scanlan Street, Grey Lynn, Auckland

28 May – 8 June 2019

Opening Night 28 May from 5pm - 7pm

Part of the Auckland Festival of Photography

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The Hadzabe tribe in northern Tanzania are considered Africa’s last true hunter-gatherers - a tribe so old that National Geographic calls them the closest living relatives of the humans who first left Africa.

In the dry season of 2018 photographer Guy Needham spent time with them and this exhibition is a tribute to their harsh way of life. Each portrait carries a brown-hued grittiness to echo the rocks, bush and dirt of their unforgiving environment. The Hadzabe of Tanzania is the fifth in Guy Needham’s Tribal series which to date has included indigenous peoples in Africa, Asia, the Pacific and South America.