Posted on April 12, 2010
A young physics teacher works at a Kareema polling station on the outskirts of El Obeid, North Kordofan State, Sudan.
Elections in Sudan . . . there are so many different opinions. For many Sudanese there is a sense of pride in the elections, these are the first held in nearly 25 years. For many there is a huge frustration as the two largest opposition parties, SPLM and UMMA pulled out of many state elections and completely from the presidential race. I wish I could say more, but honestly these elections are more complicated than I can begin to explain or even understand myself.
So I just went out to shoot photos, I wish I could post them all, but I’ve sent the best of the images to Zuma Press so keep your fingers crossed that something sells!
A voter from the National Congress Party asked for her photo to be taken at the AL Shariga polling station, one of the higher class neighborhoods, of El Obeid, North Kordofan State, Sudan.
A man shows his hand where he has written his voter registration number and dipped his index finger in ink to prove he has voted in El Obeid, North Kordofan State, Sudan.
Women wait patiently for their turn to vote at the Al Shariga polling station in El Obeid, North Kordofan State, Sudan.