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Norbert Righetto

I developed an interest in photography when I lived in Africa 20 years ago. I became a passionate photographer following my travels in the Sahara desert 10 years later. I grew a special interest for the lifestyle and culture of nomads, such as Tuaregs in Niger, Algeria, Mali and Libya. Therefore many of my photographs are set in desert landscapes showing the constantly changing colours and shapes of sand dunes. In addition, my work attempts to capture the quality of life people manage to establish in an environment unliveable for most of us. To assist one of world’s poorest people, I have been financing several community projects, such as the construction and running of a school for Tuareg children near Agadez, Niger. I hope to be able to study many more isolated cultures and understand their existence. I have been working at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland for 17 years and I live in neighbouring France.

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