Fotojornalismo. O Ano de 2008 (3) – África deles

by manuel margarido

Das 120 fotografias que a edição online do Boston Globe (boston.com) publicou como reflexos (e reflexões instantâneas) para uma visão do ano de 2008, selecciona-se ainda esta. O que impressiona, por muito socialmente incorrecto que seja dizê-lo, é o carácter primitivo extremo desta ‘arte da guerra’, o ataque em horda, como se milhares de anos de civilização (sim, a civilização exprime-se, também, na guerra) não tivessem passado por ali no Quénia Ocidental.

Maasai warriors cover a battle field as they clash with bows and arrows with members of the Kalenjin tribe in the Kapune hill overlooking the Olmelil valley located in the Transmara District in Western Kenya on March 01, 2008. The Massai, the Kalenjin and the Kisii tribes have recently clashed over ongoing land disputes that erupted after botched local elections during the general elections held in Kenya in December of 2007. Over twenty warriors from the tribes have been killed in bow and arrow battles near the borders of these tribes in the last couple of months. (Yasuyoshi Chiba/AFP/Getty Images)

Maasai warriors cover a battle field as they clash with bows and arrows with members of the Kalenjin tribe in the Kapune hill overlooking the Olmelil valley located in the Transmara District in Western Kenya on March 01, 2008. The Massai, the Kalenjin and the Kisii tribes have recently clashed over ongoing land disputes that erupted after botched local elections during the general elections held in Kenya in December of 2007. Over twenty warriors from the tribes have been killed in bow and arrow battles near the borders of these tribes in the last couple of months. (Yasuyoshi Chiba/AFP/Getty Images)

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