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SRF Top Shots: Christian Bobst – The Gris-gris Wrestlers of Senegal

For the SRF series “Top Shots”, we were able to accompany Zurich-based photographer Christian Bobst on a trip to Senegal. He takes pictures with the wrestlers in Senegal, with the “Lutteurs sénégalaises”. The Senegalese Lutte is very similar to the Swiss “schwingen”, includes a pinch of voodoo and big bets.
Christian Bobst won for this reportage the 2nd place at the World Press Photo Award 2016 in the category “Sport Stories”.

  • Duration

    25'

  • Editorial

    Laurin Merz

  • Producer

    Beat Häner

  • Management SRF

    Martin Schilt

  • First broadcasted

    04.2016, SRF1

The complete broadcast is available on PLAY SRF.