Somaliland is a country struggling for recognition, doing quite well in a region of unstability, yet ignored by the world community.
This is a story of hospitable people and unhospitable land. Story about proud men and shy women. About street art and street junkies. About hard work and constant intoxication.
About exotic and ordinary.
Everyday moments of a nation defining itself and building one of the newest countries in the world, despite all odds.
Photographer based in Poznań, Poland and working in developing countries, mainly Africa and Asia. work online: www.nygus.info http://www.flickr.com/photos/nygus/ represented by : The Wide Angle ( thewideangle.com ) Światosław Wojtkowiak ( born 1979 ) Experience : CNN Traveller , National Geographic, National Geographic Traveller, Newsweek, Globtroter, Poznaj Świat, Fotokurier, Dziennik Polski, Voyage, Max Magazine, Survival International, ADRA , FAO , Lonely Planet, Faces Magazine, MK Tramping , Tyskie , Masomo Project , Global Trade Watch. Awards : National Geographic photo competition 2006 , IIIrd prize , category people. National Geographic photo competition 2007 , Ist prize, category people and Grand Prix. People and Planet International Photo competition, Australia 2008 , IInd prize. Grand Press Photo 2009 nominee. Group exhibitions : “Afrykamera” , Warszawa / Sopot / Szczecin , 2007 “Kolosy 2007” , Centrum Gemini , Gdańsk , 2008. ”Protest”, Charnwood Museum, Queens Park,