Hans Silvester

Mario Gerth, Supana, very little surma girl just after a ceremony, West Omo River

German photographer Hans Silvester we can witness the dazzling artistry of the Surma and Mursi people of the Omo Valley in southern Ethiopia as they perform their ancient tradition of temporary body decoration on themselves and each other a few times each day.

An Homage to the Artistry of the People of Omo Valley, Southern Ethiopia, Africa. by Nicolas Jurnjack [IMG] [IMG] [IMG] A few years ago.

A child from the Surma tribe of Ethiopia wearing traditional face paint

Photographer's portraits of African tribes who can teach us happiness

German photographer Mario Gerth - A child from the Surma tribe of Ethiopia wearing traditional face paint

Suri Woman, Omo Valley, Ethiopia

The Suri of southwestern Ethiopia are a relatively small and remote tribe that possess an extremely strong creative capacity to adorn their bodies with natural pigments and any item they can find from nature or otherwise. The variations are endless.

Ethiopia. People from the Lower Omo River Valley // Hans Silvester

These are from a book by photographer, Hans Silvester: Natural Fashion, Tribal Decoration from Africa. Published by Thames Hudson. They are from the Surma and Musi tribes of the Omo Valley in East Africa.

Les habitat de la nature, Hans Silvester, A First, March 2013, Page 60, Quadrilaser a Ormes.

Les habitat de la nature, Hans Silvester, A First, March Page

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An African beauty from the Surma tribe in the Omo Valley, Ethiopia ©Eduard Genserek

Week Africa Geographic Photographer of the Year 2016 - Africa Geographic Magazine

Surma Woman, Ethiopia

African Nomads by Mario Gerth, a German documentary photographer and photojournalist

A beleza das Tribos Surma e Mursi, uma cultura em perigo, no sul de Etiópia 02

A beleza das Tribos Surma e Mursi, uma cultura em perigo, no sul da Etiópia (42 fotos

Documentary Photography, African Tribes, Ethiopia: Hans Silvester's documentation of the Omo Valley's Surma and Mursi tribes and their body adornment via mineral paints and floral headpieces.

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