Terri Gold: 1000 Nomads

The Wodaabe tribe of the Sahel desert, Niger

“In the Sahel desert of Niger, the nomadic Wodaabe tribe are holding on to their way of living: in tune to the rhythm of nature, treading lightly on Earth, leading their beloved animal herds to water and staying true to their traditions. When the rains are good, the tribes celebrate with an extraordinary beauty contest called the Gerewol, where it’s the men on parade. It was a biblical journey, 1000 nomads, 2000 camels, donkeys, cattle, sheep and goats, 110 degree heat and 4 western women. Sleeping under the Milky Way listening to the cacophony of sounds from the herds at night.”