Ethiopia
6 years, 6 months ago Posted in: Ethiopia 0
Whipped Hamer woman in Tumi

The scars on this woman are wore with pride. She was whipped with a slender stick when her son or another close younger male became a man in the Jumping of the Bulls ceremony. The young guy runs across the backs of a row of cattle (not all of them are bulls) to prove his [...]

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6 years, 8 months ago Posted in: Best of - portraits, Ethiopia, fp, Portrait 0
Ethiopian boy

I snapped this little guy who was hanging around waiting for the empty water bottle (which he duly got). He was real shy and didn’t say anything – not that I can speak Amharic anyway. When I zoom in on the picture I can see myself taking this photo reflected in his eyes.

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6 years, 8 months ago Posted in: Ethiopia, fp, Portrait 2
Evening chat in Jijiga

Jijiga is a little town near the border of Somaliland and the cross border trade is what keeps this place alive. There’s not much to do here – it’s hot, dusty and full of camels. I got to drink camel’s milk which was quite nice. apparently it is a lot like human milk. There is [...]

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6 years, 9 months ago Posted in: Best of - portraits, Ethiopia, fp, Portrait 0
Hamer girl, Tumi, Ethiopia

I visited this Hamer village near Tumi in the Omo Valley (southern Ethiopia) right on sunset – which meant, not only was the light great, but everyone was returning back to the village so there was a lot going on. Cattle being corralled, fires being lit – that kind of thing. As you have probably [...]

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6 years, 10 months ago Posted in: Best of - portraits, Ethiopia, Portrait 1
Hamer Girl, Ethiopia

This young Hamer girl is from Southern Ethiopia. I meet her at a market near a small dusty place called Tumi while researching the Ethiopian guidebook for Lonely Planet. The Hamer are one of the more friendly tribes  in the South but even still communication was pretty one way. The red mud in her hair [...]

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6 years, 10 months ago Posted in: Best of - portraits, Ethiopia, Portrait 0
Mursi Lip Stretcher, Ethiopia

This photo pretty much speaks for itself. While researching the Lonely Planet guide for Ethiopia I went to Omo Valley and met their most famous tribe – the Mursi. While it may appear as freaky as hell to us, it is apparently a thing of beauty to the local men folk. Unfortunately the whole thing [...]

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6 years, 11 months ago Posted in: Best of - portraits, Ethiopia, fp, Portrait 1
Omo Valley boy

This kid lives in Omo valley, Southern Ethiopia and had the most intense gaze I’ve ever encountered. I had to crop the photo a bit strange close to accomodate my website but I really wanted to zoom in on him for full impact. The deal is that you have to pay everytime you take a [...]

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