Winner- National Geographic Traveller (UK) Photography Competition 2019, People Category


I am delighted to have won the 'People' category of the 2019 National Geographic Traveller photography competition

This image, ”Dirty Work, Dyeing Wool”, was taken in the depths of the Marrakesh souk - the wool dyeing area - in Morocco.  We got talking to one of the owners of a fabric boutique and, after a while, he took us round the corner to show us this almost apocalyptic scene of a worker dyeing the wool - it was dirty, hot and a pungent smell pervaded the air. The dyer continued for a while, oblivious to our presence, but then turned round - and I took this photograph.

We ended up buying a couple of beautiful scarves, the very least we could do to recognise the work that went in to making them.

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From The Guardian Newspaper

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As seen in the following newspapers:

> The Guardian

> The Daily Mail


Technical details: Fujifilm X-T2, XF 18-55mm lens at 18mm, f 2.8, 1/60 sec at ISO 2000.


28th February, 2019


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