Nizwa cattle market
In the Middle Eastern country of Oman, in the ancient northern town of Nizwa, history comes to life every Friday as an ancient, fascinating form of banking takes place.
Since the Queen of Sheba, not much has changed at the Nizwa cattle market, except perhaps the mode of transportation used to get the livestock to market.
Buyers and sellers arrive at 5 a.m.The crowd will gather at the circular plaza outside of the Nizwa, and around 6 or 7 a.m. the auction begins. Bedouin women in full veils and masks are there to help their husbands, but they are not allowed to bid or actually pay — all financial transactions must be done by the men.
I took imagines of the face of these men and women focused during this chaotic job.
Unlike in the rest of the country, where I could not shoot people, nobody cared about me here. As usual, my camera has become my eye, an investigator of feelings, emotions, hopes of wonderful people around me.