The Fish Supplier

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.

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Port Louis - Streets & Corners

Most visitors to Mauritius will skip Port Louis and hang out at the beaches. I don't blame them, but when I travel to a place, I want to dig deeper and understand the back story, the history and the presence of a place. And so, camera in one hand (Fuji X100T), my kids, hubby, and all the other baggage that comes with us, I began exploring the not to common streets and corners of the island. 

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The Bohra's : An Economic Boost for Dar Es Salaam

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.

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My Fuji X100T - A Family Wedding

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! 

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