An Intimate Portrait of a Nomadic Bedouin Tribe in Egypt


Everybody’s trying to capture the most spectacular and dangerous looking images these days and we’re forgetting what photography is actually all about: Mood, atmosphere, emotion–show less but feel more. Strip away the color and reveal the soul and essence of an image. Take a look at this series by Sharon Zobali and you’ll know exactly what I mean… (Your work featured? Submit here.)


While living in Tel-Aviv, I would often travel to South Sinai, Egypt, to live amongst and document the nomadic Bedouin tribe. The Bedouins are a group of nomadic Arab people who historically have inhabited the desert regions in North Africa and different parts of the Middle East. My photography series portrays the life of the Bedouin community living in the desert of South Sinai in the towns of Dahab, Nuweiba and Ras Abu Galum and their unique cultural practices such as camel herding.


About the photographer

My name is Sharon Zobali and I am a photographer. I was born in New York and I studied photography at Bezalel the Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem, Israel and Parsons the New School for Design in New York, USA. I eventually followed my heart and left New York to embarked on numerous adventures around the world in order to photograph documentary series.

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