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The People of the Omo Valley, South-western Ethiopia

February and March 2012

 

I travelled to the Omo Valley with the main aim of taking portrait photographs.  However, I was determined that this should not be a human safari. The link below leads to a Word document in which I have written a little about my trip and set out some of my thoughts about photographing people in this remote region.

 

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Ethiopia - Omo Valley

Gamiole
Gamiole
Gamiole
A Konso Village

A Konso Village
 
Gamiole
Gamiole
Gamiole
Banso, drinking beer

Banso, drinking beer
 
Machelo
Machelo
Machelo
Howrita, with axe

Howrita, with axe
 
Machelo
Machelo
Machelo
Rora, with son

Rora, with son
 
Arbore
Arbore
Arbore
Arbore village.

Arbore village.
 
Arbore
Arbore
Arbore
Dale

Dale
 
Arbore
Arbore
Arbore
Wata

Wata
 
Kolcho
Kolcho
Kolcho
A Karo village

A Karo village
 
Kolcho
Kolcho
Kolcho
Gudri, grinding sorghum

Gudri, grinding sorghum
 
Kolcho
Kolcho
Kolcho
Ekri, sitting on borkoto

Ekri, sitting on borkoto
 
Kolcho
Kolcho
Kolcho
Wala

Wala
 
nr Omorate
nr Omorate
nr Omorate
Dasanech Village

Dasanech Village
 
nr Omorate, a Dasanech village
nr Omorate, a Dasanech village
nr Omorate, a Dasanech village
Balo (chief) and Nabaru

Balo (chief) and Nabaru
 
nr Omorate, a Dasanech village
nr Omorate, a Dasanech village
nr Omorate, a Dasanech village
Nierte

Nierte
 
nr Omorate, a Dasanech village
nr Omorate, a Dasanech village
nr Omorate, a Dasanech village
Ain, a second chief

Ain, a second chief
 
near Omorate
near Omorate
near Omorate
A Dasanech man

A Dasanech man
 
Bili
Bili
Bili
A Mursi village

A Mursi village
 
Bili
Bili
Bili
Barkio, with lip plate removed

Barkio, with lip plate removed
 
Bili
Bili
Bili
Babukoi

Babukoi
 
Bili
Bili
Bili
Nachare

Nachare
 
Bili
Bili
Bili
Nagukoi, with lip plate

Nagukoi, with lip plate
 
near Bili
near Bili
near Bili
Olukibo, looking after cows

Olukibo, looking after cows
 
Lojira
Lojira
Lojira
A Hamer village

A Hamer village
 
Keske River
Keske River
Keske River
Face painting before bull jumping

Face painting before bull jumping
 
Keske River
Keske River
Keske River
Hamer man at bull jumping ceremony

Hamer man at bull jumping ceremony
 
Dimeka Market
Dimeka Market
Dimeka Market
Hamer woman selling tobacco

Hamer woman selling tobacco
 
Keske River
Keske River
Keske River
Ama, with calabash

Ama, with calabash
 
Keske River
Keske River
Keske River
After a bull jumping ceremony

After a bull jumping ceremony
 
Keske River
Keske River
Keske River
Aima

Aima
 
Keske River
Keske River
Keske River
Goiti with baby

Goiti with baby
 
Keske River
Keske River
Keske River
Balo, the elder of two wives

Balo, the elder of two wives
 
Lojira
Lojira
Lojira
Banko, a chief

Banko, a chief
 
Lojira
Lojira
Lojira
Suma, with dagger

Suma, with dagger
 
Lojira
Lojira
Lojira
Kala

Kala
 
Lojira
Lojira
Lojira
Masho cutting Oito's hair

Masho cutting Oito's hair
 
Lojira
Lojira
Lojira
Masho, with knife

Masho, with knife
 
Lojira
Lojira
Lojira
Haicho, married a month ago

Haicho, married a month ago
 
Yetnebarsh
Yetnebarsh
Yetnebarsh
An Ari village

An Ari village
 
Yetnebarsh
Yetnebarsh
Yetnebarsh
Woman making pot

Woman making pot
 
Yetnebarsh
Yetnebarsh
Yetnebarsh
Blacksmith

Blacksmith
 
Oona
Oona
Oona
A Banna village

A Banna village
 
Oona
Oona
Oona
Bashi with Kalashnikov

Bashi with Kalashnikov
 
Key Afar
Key Afar
Key Afar
Banna boy at market

Banna boy at market