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Ethiopia - East/West & Omo

Culture Photographed --- Portrait out of John Kenny's collection entitled Ethiopia East/West Omo January 2010

Banna Expressions by John Kenny Photography, via Flickr

Ethiopia - East/West & Omo Beautiful Photography by John Kenny taken with Africa's remotest tribes. Facing Africa: the book is out now

Over a period of 6 years, renowned photographer Hans Silvester photographed peoples of the Omo Valley. It is a very remote area in Ethiopia. Wild and unspoiled. The Surma and Mursi Tribes take great pleasure in decorating themselves with the glorious pigments available in this volcanic region.

Photographer Hans Silvester has spent a great deal of time documenting such wildly imaginative adornments and body painting among the nomadic tribes of Ethiopia’s Omo Valley, whose traditions have been maintained for thousands of years.