Hamisi came to Dar Es Salaam in 2000 after he failed his 7th grade exam at a school in Mtwara (his home town). He came to the city and started working with his brother selling fish at their stall in the Msasani Fish Market. Soon he learnt to differentiate between fish that were in demand, those that were fresh, dynamited, and how to haggle during the auctions held by the fishermen. He then developed relationships with customers through his stall and eventually started delivering directly to their homes.Read More
Muchacho's Restaurant has been around since 1986! It was started by Mr Saidi (of Arab descent) in the Kariakoo' neighborhood of Dar Es Salaam. Despite it's humble facilitates, the place attracted foodies from all over the the city, cutting all social classes. The concept of driveways is very new to Tanzania, and what made Muchachos pretty cool, was you could eat in your car! Let's face it, we all want to do that, especially on on days when you're not in the mood to socialize.Read More
The Bohra's are a population of approximately 1 million worldwide. Most of this community resides in India, Pakistan, East Africa and is scattered around the West. The community hosts their 10 days of Muharram (An important Islamic month) in various countries around the world. This year its Tanzania. Slowing economic growth has lead to falling house rentals and businesses suffering from lack of business and hence, the Bohra event has been a welcoming break for Dar Es Salaam's resident.Read More
I was in London a few weeks after Brexit was announced. There was excitement in the media, uncertainly on the streets of UK and a general sense of disappointment in the millions of non-white Brit's that called Britain their home.
These images show some of those people ...Read More
I've been photographing for a good couple of years now. At first it was a hobby documenting the new places and people around me. As I took photography more seriously I upgraded my gear to the Canon 5D and some fancy lenses. The Canon was also my travel camera and my companion from Madagascar to Lebanon. There was a point where I was realized that carrying the bulk with me was getting too much!Read More