AWARDS 2021 Sep 2021

Spain - Germany - Ukraine: Yuriy Ogarkov

Title: Fisherman of Manakara

Manakara is a city at the East Coast of Madagascar with its population of 39,540 people. The major part of Manakara's inhabitants belong to the Antaimoro ethnic group, who arrived on the island from the Arabian Peninsula in the 15th or 16th century.

Fishing is the main occupation of men, that engages around 30% of Manakara's population. Boys, who nearly reached the age of seven, are already learning to row, to catch and prepare the fish in the Manakara River before they are allowed to go out into the rough Indian Ocean.

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