African Portraits by Mario Gerth

Mario Gerth is a German documentary photographer and photojournalist – one who is esteemed by his peers for having the freedom and drive to travel to more than 80 countries across 5 continents in pursuit of his passion. He’s been a witness to civil war, poverty, dictatorship and violence – but more often he was a guest in a world that is characterized by graceful beauty. 

Months traveling through Africa's remotest regions led me, of the third millennium, into another world - a graceful world in which nature has inherited dignity and elegance in the faces of their people.

All photos by Mario Gerth