TOKYO-2019 People / Culture

Truethiopia 2

  • Prize
    Bronze in People/Culture
  • Photographer
    Jean-Pierre Duvergé
  • Technical Info
    Nikon D810
  • Photo Date
    december 2018

Bull Jumping in the hamers The hamlet tribe lives in the valley of the Omo River in southern Ethiopia. They are sedentary, farmers and breeders. Several rituals punctuate their lives, including the jump of the cow: bull jumping. It is a rite of passage to adulthood for young males of the tribe. the recipient is prepared: his face is made up and then The women will provoke him by showing him their strength. The young man, very intimidated, excited by the ceremony, shows all his strength by jumping over the cows several times the admiration of the sighing.