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Wodaabe during Gerewol, Cure Salee, In-Gall, Niger | by Alfred Weidinger
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Wodaabe during Gerewol, Cure Salee, In-Gall, Niger

Cure Salee 2014, In-Gall, Niger

The first sun rays.

 

At the end of the rainy season in September, the Wodaabe travel to In-Gall to gather salt and participate at the Cure Salee festival, a meeting of several nomadic groups. Here the young Wodaabe men, with elaborate make-up, feathers and other adornments, perform dances and songs to impress women. The male beauty ideal of the Wodaabe stresses tallness, white eyes and teeth; the men will often roll their eyes and show their teeth to emphasize these characteristics.

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Taken on September 20, 2014