The Hadzabe are considered to be the last true hunter-gatherers in Africa. Although official estimates vary, it is generally agreed that there are only 1500 Hadzabe left in the world. 

In the dry season of 2018 photographer Guy Needham  spent time with them in northern Tanzania, observing them hunt, cook and live in their unforgiving environment.


This exhibition is a testament to their subsistence way of living. Each portrait has been deliberately treated with a brown-hued grittiness to echo the rocks, bush and dirt of their surrounds, against a backdrop of baobab trees and volcanic boulders.


The Hadzabe of Tanzania is the fifth in Guy Needham’s Tribal series which to date has included indigenous peoples in Africa, Asia, the Pacific and South America.

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