Hans Silvester, Bench 01
  • Hans Silvester, Bench 01

Hans Silvester - Bench, Photo 01

Photograph by Hans Silvester who stayed several times on the Bench territory, in Ethiopia, to meet these remote tribes.

Photographs signed and numbered from 1 to 10 by the artist.

3 formats available : 40x60 cm | 60x90 cm | 100x150 cm

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The hen is one of the domestic animals that cohabit with the Bench. In addition to blending in perfectly with the murals painted by the women, the hen is useful: it keeps poisonous snakes and scorpions away from the interior of the houses.

It was in Ethiopia, 600 km south of the capital, that Hans Silvester met the Bench, an ethnic group of farmers. The discovery of this people is almost by chance. Hans Silvester was on his way to the Omo Valley when he came across some painted houses. Curious and above all admiring, he put on his explorer's hat, and quickly realized that few people were interested in this culture. He describes the Bench people as "modest": no one owns more than 6 sheep. But the harmony in which they live touched the photographer's heart. It must be said that the animals are totally integrated into the daily life and create a very special atmosphere. Animals and people live in symbiosis, in total freedom.

Retour De Voyage has selected this remarkable photo which perfectly symbolizes this ethnic group: the cameo of colors with these natural pigments, the simplicity and beauty of a radiant smile and the hen without whom the harmony would not be optimal. 

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