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Mwila tribe children - Angola by Eric Lafforgue, via Flickr

Angola

2 trips in Angola. From Luanda to Lubango, then Huambo, Malanje etc, and visiting the remote tribes of the deep bush in the south.

**Hamer Tribe Girl During Bull Jumping Ceremony, Turmi, Omo Valley, Ethiopia by Eric Lafforgue

Hamer Tribe Girl During Bull Jumping Ceremony, Turmi, Omo Valley, Ethiopia

The society of the Hamar tribe of the Omo Valley (Ethiopia) consists in a complex system of age groups with complicated rituals to pass from one to the other; The bull-jumping is the final test before passing into adulthood and getting married; Before the jump, the women of the jumper’s family are whipped to blood to prove their courage and accompany him during the test; The whipper running the bull jumping is called maze; Mazes are single men who have already performed bull jumping; They…

Africa | Beautiful Hamer women visit a local market. Lower Omo valley. Ethiopia | ©BoazImages

HAMER BEAUTIES

Beautiful Hamer women visit a local market. Lower Omo valley. Ethiopia

Africa | Beautiful Hamer women visit a local market. Lower Omo valley. Ethiopia | ©BoazImages

HAMER BEAUTIES

Beautiful Hamer women visit a local market. Lower Omo valley. Ethiopia

Ethiopia

Ethiopia

Ethiopia (by Eric Lafforgue)

Nyangatom skirts Ethiopia

Ethiopia (by Eric Lafforgue)

Africa | Ancho, from the Hamar tribe,Omo Valley, Ethiopia by John Kenny

Ethiopia - Omo Valley

Ethiopia - Omo Valley Beautiful Photography by John Kenny taken with Africa's remotest tribes. Fine art prints in black and white, also colour, are available to buy in signed, limited editions. Facing Africa: the book is out now

What a smile, Beautiful

☮ Peace Of Mind ☮

just-day-dreaming: “ This lady is radiantly beautiful ”

Africa | The art of adornment on a young woman of the Karo tribe, living at the Omo river's western bank (Ethiopia) | © Frieda Ryckaert

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Africa | The art of adornment on a young woman of the Karo tribe, living at the Omo river's western bank (Ethiopia) | © Frieda Ryckaert

Omo Valley, Hans Silvester

Africa. Hans Silvester.

Africa. Hans Silvester. by bLuEeLmO on Indulgy.com

Africa | Suri Smile. Kibbish. Omo Valley, South West Ethiopia | ©Stephanie Hunt, image and caption "Despite the harsh conditions, the Suri take great pride and joy in decorating their bodies. This young Suri boy is covered in yellow and red ochre from a creek bed near our camp."

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Omo tribes of Ethiopia

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Africa - Omo Valley, Ethiopia (Surma/Suri Tribe)

Africa - Omo Valley, Ethiopia (Surma/Suri Tribe)

Girl from Omo Valley, Ethiopia

Omo Valley, Ethiopia

Africa - Ethiopia / Surmaboy

Though difficult to reach due to harsh rainy seasons and, at times, nonexistent roads, the Omo Valley continually rewards its visitors with a unique and astonishing beauty. The entire region has been inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage list since 1980. The Surma occupy an area near the Sudanese border. They practice scarification and beauty mutilation and are one of the last tribes in the world where the women wear large lip plates. Many of their warriors prefer to rest naked…

Ethiopia, Omo Valley