Hans Silvester - Bench, Photo 06
Photograph by Hans Silvester who stayed several times on the Bench territory, in Ethiopia, to meet these remote tribes.
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The Bench people live daily with the animals that are an integral part of the household. The combination of colors on the houses with those of the animals is remarkable. Normally, the Bench people decorate their houses for Easter but it is also the peak season for work in the fields, so the women postpone this work, especially since everything is painted with their fingers, which takes time.
It is 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 photo which perfectly illustrates the harmony of colors between the facades of the houses and the animals.
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