The latest update from travel photographer Albert Retief: Incredible portraits and street photos taken in the Middle-East.
South African travel photographer Albert Retief has been on a continuous journey from Japan, across Asia and Europe, through the Middle-East and now he’s back on African soil. Along the way, we’ve shared some of his photos from Vietnam and Iran.
In his latest update, he says: “I have continued my mission overland starting in Tokyo, Japan and spent some more time in the Middle-East. I’m in Sudan at the moment.
“Since the Iran update, I have traveled to Turkey where I joined the Gezi Park anniversary protests in Istanbul. I then hopped a ferry to Northern Cyprus from the South of Turkey and over to Israel where I spent some time in both Israel and Palestine. I also saw the first bombs fall on Gaza. From Israel I crossed the Sinai Peninsula to Cairo, took trains South to Luxor and Aswan and then took a crowded ferry across to Wadi Halfa in Sudan.
“I will make my way South through Africa and continue to document the movement of people as I make my way towards Cape Town.
“I added quite a few photos that look at the relationships we have with each other, our neighbours and the state as well as the movement of people. This is an interesting part of the world.”
Photographs shared with permission.