You saw the pictures from the market at Key Afar the previous day (posted last month) and here is who we picked up on the way back. From left to right we have Meekay (spelled as sounds), Emany, and Bure. We are headed to their village. With a goat to celebrate their recent success at … Continue reading
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The market at Key Afar where 3 tribes meet- Banna, Hamer, and Tsemay people
NOTE: This is directly from my journaling the night after this experience in Omo Valley, January 2014 (2006 in Ethiopia) unless its bold and italics We stopped to pick up some boys from the Banna tribe en route to the market in Key Afar. The 4 boys had hair styled the same bright bands on … Continue reading
Life in the Dessenech Village and the war in South Sudan
Note: this was started the day of this event and the section written at home is in bold and italics. Both are adequately stream of consciousness! Only a handful of kilometers from the South Sudan border there is an oven where a well decorated people raise cattle, sorgum, and wheat to meet their basic needs … Continue reading
The Dessenech tribe on the border of South Sudan
Note: This is written post visit to Omo Valley, Ethiopia December 2013. Seeing these images now in Fairbanks, Alaska where we are calling the season Spring because the day approaches 12 hours in length but the thermometer remains well below freezing is quite a contrast to conditions when I shot these photos. I was a … Continue reading
When dust gets in your eyes
Emany and the Borena kids getting together for a photo. When you ask people in Ethiopia to pose for a picture, they tighten up and lose their smile. We shouted, laugh, tickled, and smiled and got some to crack a smile. The thing about kids is they love to mimick. With crazy wing and dust … Continue reading
The Karo tribe- Omo Valley Ethiopia
Note: This was written while drinking buna the morning after my visit with the Karo. I was in Turmi village in Hamar country. On the banks of the Omo River less than 100km bit over 3 hours to drive there is a rich forest with a dense canopy where the shade is brilliant and the … Continue reading
The Arume Tribe- Omo Valley, Ethiopia (of the famed Disappearing Tribes)
Note: This was written the day of our visit to the Arume Village We ate in a dry village where oilfield workers on lunch shift filed past to get injeera with tibs (chewy beef chunks with onion and Serrano). The food was good and somehow, despite the heat, I had a savage appetite. The hot … Continue reading
In the hut of the Hamar Tribe- Omo Valley, Ethiopia (MUST SEE video)
I’ll let this footage from January 2014 speak for itself.. If you would like to read a bit about THIS experience please follow this link There is no god here, just people… Share this EVERYWHERE!
Watch what happens when these woman from the Banna tribe see their photos for the first time (VIDEO)
You have seen the collection of “Stunning Portraits Of The World’s Remotest Tribes Before They Pass Away”. Here are some women and children in the Banna tribe getting behind me and my camera as I make a video on the day of a bull jumping ceremony in Omo Valley, Ethiopia PLEASE SHARE!!
You think it’s hard to come by your basic needs? Think again!
These are Banna people (of the famous 46 must see photos of tribes that will disappear) living their daily lives. When they need water, they go to the dry river bed, dig a hole and scoop water in to jugs which they carry often several miles/kms to get home. Here a man showers using the … Continue reading
“Don’t you take my picture!!!!!!” Or would you like to meet my AK-47?
“I SAID NO!!!!” The index figure in the air accompanied by a breast height horizontal arm motion are the universal sign for, “NO!!!!!!!”. Hi, number one: he might be smiling now but he’s wearing an AK-47. Next: Smile and ask “hi, can I take your picture?” It doesn’t matter that you know he doesn’t speak … Continue reading
Waking up with the Hamar tribe in Omo Valley, Ethiopia
Note: this story was written just after leaving the Hamar village in mid January 2014. I had not yet seen my photos and do my best to match moments here but the written is often between the photos. The wind howled all night shaking my hammock. I woke up hourly but happy to open my … Continue reading
Sleeping with the Hamar people or why I am a biological loser.
Note: this article was written the night of this visit while laying in my hammock Hamar girls with Bana hairstyles! Some of the first ladies we encountered coming into Omo Valley from Arba Minch, Ethiopia. They were on their way to market and wanted a lift but we were headed the other way. They … Continue reading