The Hani tribe - Tea

PhotographerSzabolcs Ivan
PrizeHonorable Mention
Entry Description

The images are of the traditional Hani tribe, Southern China, Yunnan, during tea leaf picking. The area is famous of the starting point of the tea horse trail. It is the area that tea is originated from.

About Photographer

I am a travel and documentary photographer. I was born in Serbia and completed my studies in Hungary and Finland, gaining a degree in journalism and photography. Having travelled the globe, my continuing passion is to photograph extraordinary people. I visually document their stories, by capturing everyday life whilst delivering an intimate perspective drawing in the outside observer. I do this by immersing myself in the customs and surrounding environment, which allows me to document a true and personal insight into these cultures. Essentially my focus is on the connection between people and their work. I am currently based in London and working on a number of exciting long-term personal projects.