India - Nagaland
Most of Naga people live in India, such as Naga Land of northwest India, states of Manipur and Arunachal Pradesh. On Myanmar side of the border live much smaller population of some 100,000 Naga-s. They spread around western Sagaing Division, from Patkoi range in north to Thaungdyat in south, from Indian border in west to River Chindwin in east.
"Hundreds of kulu kulu feathers cascade down the back of the Kitenga mask. The mask traditionally dances at boys’ initiations and is considered one of the most powerful masks. Its large red disk face is surrounded by a halo of raffia fibers and kulu kulu feathers." - PENDE OF GUNGU, DR CONGO From the book: "African Twilight: The Vanishing Rituals and Ceremonies of the African Continent" www.facebook.com/AfricanCeremonies/
Ritual at the shaman ...
Kyzyl - capital of Tuva - Siberia - "Republic of Tuva" Siberia, kamlanie, ritual, Russia, shaman, Sjamaan, Tuva Welcome to the shaman. Shaman - ceremony Shamans'kamlaniye - Kamlanie is a magical communication between shamans and spirits. Accompanied by the sound of drum, the shaman emits sounds resembling to voices of a crow or a cuckoo-bird. These are magical birds which empower the shaman to sing his incantations. He is sitting backwards to the fire , monotonously beats his drum and has a…
A Tundra Nenets woman poses with her daughter and a pet reindeer calf. Gydan Peninsula, Yamal, Western iberia, Russia
Bryan and Cherry Alexander Photography. Leading photograhers of polar regions with pictures of of indigenous peoples of the North and of Antarcticia.
Arles 2016 : Hans Silvester, The Bench - L'Œil de la Photographie Magazine
La photographie de Hans Silvester est à sa manière un vibrant plaidoyer pour la planète. Témoigner inlassablement des peuples ou territoires menacés de disparition ou de graves mutations est, depuis les années 1980, au coeur de sa démarche photographique qui se décline sous forme de grands reportages et de travaux au long cours menés sur plusieurs continents. Hans Silvester’s photography is a vibrant plea for the diversity of the planet. Since the 1980s, tirelessly bearing witness to peoples…