TOKYO-2019 People / Culture

Surma Girl

  • Prize
    Silver in People/Culture
  • Photographer
    Enrico Madini
  • Technical Info
    1/160, F 4,5, Iso 200, 41 Mm
  • Photo Date

Surma people live in West Ethiopia. Among the more peculiar characteristics of these people, you can easily notice their ability in body painting. Adults use this tecnique in cerimonies and fight. Kids are learning this art very early and they reach a very impressive level in it. This girl was using red plastic strips behind her head and painting his face as a lion.