Hans Silvester - Body paintings, Photo 08
Photograph by Hans Silvester who stayed with the Suri herders, semi-nomadic inhabitants of southern Ethiopia.
The photograph is signed and numbered from 1 to 10 by the artist.
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These body " ornaments " represent the meanders of the river. In addition to their aesthetic aspect, these paintings also provide protection from the sun, and become true works of art according to their inspiration.
The great reporter Hans Silvester discovered the Omo Valley in 2002. Initially, he went there to meet the researchers of Lucy, the oldest human being. It was with Moulou, his faithful guide, that he finally met the various local peoples. Fascinated by their way of life, he develops strong ties with the tribes. His photographs reveal the various body paintings of these peoples, attesting to the photographer's patience and the trust he was able to instil. These pictures reveal their art, their generosity and the precarious balance they maintain with nature. These numerous photographs bring us closer to these people, along the banks of the Omo.
Retour De Voyage has selected these photos which remind us of the formidable decorative wealth used to embellish their bodies.
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