Kherou Ngor is a successful, young wrestler who lives on the beach near Dakar, Senegal. He trains himself every day and his body looks like the rubber suit from a superhero movie. But like all other wrestlers in Senegal, Ngor believes that physical strength is not enough on its own. Rather, Ngor regularly performs spiritual rituals to enhance his strength. For example, every two or three days, he goes to a sacred place on the shore and pours milks all over his body as a sacrifice for the powerful ghost who lives nearby.
I asked him if I could attend one of these rituals with my camera; he agreed. As a gesture of gratitude, I paid for the three bottles of milk which Kherou sacrificed that day. While Kherou, unfortunately, lost his next fight, this picture helped me win several international awards. I sometimes wonder if things would have turned out differently if I hadn't paid for the milk that day.
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Christian Bobst (b. 1971, Switzerland) originally studied graphic design. For almost 15 years, he worked as an internationally awarded creative director for major advertising agencies in Switzerland and Germany. In 2010, he decided to focus working as a freelance documentary photographer.
Since then, he has covered stories in Europe, Africa, Asia, North and South America. His pictures were published in magazines and newspapers such as Stern, NZZ, die Zeit, The Guardian, The New York Review of Books, Six Mois, Huffington Post and Geo. In 2016, he was named a winner in the World Press Photo Awards—the resulting exhibition was shown in 100 cities in 45 countries around the world.
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