Images of Ethiopia
Monday, June 28, 2010
Early this year I decided to travel to southern Ethiopia to photograph the members of the tribes that call that area of the country home. After looking for some help on Google, I ended up with a driver who’d never been off-road before, with a guide who never showed up, and assisted by a security guard with a Kalashnikov gun but no bullets.
The following weeks were spent sleeping in a tent without any pegs, being attacked by baboons, getting threatened by the Mursi tribe, and, in the end, being completely overwhelmed by the incredible beauty of the region and the kindness of the people living there. I managed to visit and photograph members of several tribes, including the Mursi, Banna, Ari, Karo (Kara), Arbore, Hamar, Bodi and Bumi (Nyang’atom). This is the result.