/ 2017 / Press / Travel/Tourism

Somba. The Last Tribe

  • Prize
    Bronze in Press/Travel/Tourism
  • Photographer
    Antonio Aragon Renuncio, Nicaragua

In Togo, inside this beautiful and unknown country, there is an enchanted valley where
time stopped centuries ago. In Atakora Mountains. The natural border with Benin, in West
Africa. The territory of Tamberma warriors. Traditional houses, fetishes, ancestral
spirits, bows and arrows… pure nature.
They live searching the balance. A perfect balance. Perfect for themselves and for the
environment. Without too much contact that contaminates the soul… without distractions.
Pure human nature. Permanent serenity. Enjoying the family, the sun, the moon and the
stars. Living with Mother Nature, protecting the environment, preserving their identity…
seeking a permanent peace. In their own last territory. At the border... always on the

Since the mid-90s always involved with photography: Founds/Chairs “Nostromo” Photographers Association (Spain). University Photography Professor (+15 years): UC (Spain), UAM, UCA and URACCAN (Nicaragua)… Editor in chief Xplorer Magazine (Nicaragua). Free-lance photographer for several International News Agencies. CEO Xtreme PhotoWS (Burkina Faso). Writes about Photo and publishes reportages across digital and print international media. Organizes and Directs the Solidarity Photography Days “Fotografía un Mundo Mejor” (Spain)…
In 2003 he founds, and since then he presides, the NGO OASIS (www.ongoasis.org) which develops every year medical projects in some of the most depressed areas of the Gulf of Guinea in Africa.

More than 80 exhibitions in Galleries and Museums in Spain, England, Nicaragua, Colombia, China, México, Germany, Dubai, Moscow, Ukraine, Turkey, Georgia, India, Italia...

More than 50 International Awards and Recognitions: POYLatam, Life Press Foto, Pablo Hojas Photo Award, La Grande Photo, Palm Springs Photo Festival, OASIS Photo Awards, Fine Art Photography Awards, Nikonians Photo Awards, All About Photo, Onyx, IPOTY, Xativa´s International Photography Contest, Siena International Photo Awards, Moscow International Foto Awards, Rivne Photo Arts Cup, Odessa/Batumi Photo Days, Tokyo International Foto Awards, Direct Look, PhotogrVphy Grant, HIPA, Indian Photo Festival, Photo Nikon Pro, III Documentary Photography Days, , Humanity Photo Awards UNESCO/CFPA, Felix Schoeller, II Photojournalism Biennial, CFC Medal, GEA Photowords, REVELA, FIAP & CEF Medal, Latin-American Documentary Photo Award…

Now he is based in Nicaragua and free for worldwide assignments.

Awards Founds/Chairs “Nostromo” Photo-Association. University Photo Professor (+15y): UC (Esp), UAM, UCA and URACCAN (Nic)… Publisher Xplorer Magazine (Nic). Free-lance photographer for International News Agencies. General Manager Xtreme PWS (Burkina Faso). Publish reportages in international media. Founder/President OASIS NGO. +80 exhibitions. Awards: Xativa, SIPA, MIFA, Rivne, Odessa/Batumi, TIFA, DirectLook, HIPA, IPF, PhotoNikon, Documentary PhotoDays, POYLatam, UNESCO, Photojournalism Biennial, CFC Medal, GEA Photowords, REVELA, FIAP & CEF Medal, Latin-American Documentary Photo Award…