Senegal's Gris-gris Wrestlers


The end of my very first day of shooting the wrestlers in Senegal. I had already taken pictures for 4 or 5 hours and as I was kneeling down in the sand to look through the viewfinder of the camera, I spotted a huge shadow moving above me. I turned my head and saw two big wrestlers falling right towards the spot where I was kneeling. I managed to jump away but the card slot of my camera opened in the process. When I groped for the SD card, I couldn't feel it under my shaking fingers.

All the images I had taken during this day were on the card—I desperately started to dig in the sand. I felt dehydrated and sickened by my loss and just wanted to get away to the furthest corner of the arena. Just at that moment, I checked the slot again, and discovered the card where I had left it. Overwhelmed with relief I turned around and saw this amazing picture just in front of me. This was the only picture from the day that made the cut for the final edit of the story.

Christian Bobst


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We are currently offering photographs in two different formats:

- Classic: 40x30cm or 50x40cm (depending on image)
- Large: 80x60cm

    Each photographs' size has been decided in collaboration with the photographer to make sure the final piece is in the optimal dimension to suit the work.

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    All prints are produced on Baryta Hahnemühle 315g, on Epson Pigment Inkjet. All prints have been approved by the photographer. We work closely with each photographer to ensure every edition reflects their intentions.

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    The edition is not limited based on quantity but based on time. Each sale will present a unique selection of photographs and formats that will only be available for the duration of the sale. The limited time is part of what make our prints special.

    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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