TOKYO-2019 People / Culture

Painted Faces

  • Prize
    Bronze in People/Culture
  • Photographer
    Richard Se
  • Technical Info
    Hasselblad X1d-50c, Iso 200, 1/250, F/8.0
  • Photo Date
    7 August 2019

Painted Faces is a series of portraits of the children of the Omo River Karo Tribe in Ethiopia. There were few of us visiting the village, these children were going around asking for their pictures to be taken. The children and I were having fun taking these portraits using a temporary "studio" that I set up with the late afternoon sun with there painted faces and hair coloured by clay.

Richard Se, native of Singapore, has traveled the world over in quest of his favourite subjects mainly buildings, places and monuments, capturing them through the eyes of an architect. Throughout the years, he has accumulated a body of work that includes fashion for major publications. However, it is in architectural photography that Richard found his niche.