Photo projects showcase people of Tanzania

Genre : Miscellaneous
Principal country concerned : Column : Photo
Release/publication date : May 2014
Published on : 05/03/2014

Two new photo projects are giving insight into the lives of Tanzanians - both of which have been inspired by the famous Humans of New York project.

Utu wa Watu ( is the brainchild of Emanuel Feruzi, one of the founders of Dar es Salaam tech hub KINU.

Meanwhile, Humans of Zanzibar has been launched as an Instagram account ( by Zanzibari photographer Salum.

Like Humans of New York, both projects capture portraits as well as some simple quotes from the people photographed, such as:

"Tunaongozwa na viongozi wasio na huruma kwa wale wanaowaongoza"

"We are led by leaders who do not sympathize with those they are leading".


  • Arterial network
  • Media, Sports and Entertainment Group (MSE)
  • Gens de la Caraïbe
  • Groupe 30 Afrique
  • Alliance Française VANUATU
  • Zimbabwe : Culture Fund Of Zimbabwe Trust
  • RDC : Groupe TACCEMS
  • Rwanda : Positive Production
  • Togo : Kadam Kadam
  • Niger : ONG Culture Art Humanité
  • Collectif 2004 Images
  • Africultures Burkina-Faso
  • Bénincultures / Editions Plurielles
  • Africiné
  • Afrilivres

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