Honorable Mention TIFA 2021 People / Culture

The Evolution of The Omo Valley Tribes

  • Photographer
    Marios Forsos
  • Agency / Studio
    Marios Forsos Photography
  • Technical Info
    Nikon Cameras (d850 & D5) And Nikon Lenses (24-70/2.8, 70-200/2.8 & 85/1.4)
  • Photo Date

These days it seems everywhere you look you come across images of intense portraits of people from various tribes throughout Africa, in amazing costumes, most of them set against seas of artificial absolute blackness. And yet, these people, dressing up for the few dollars the tourists and photographers will give them, are very real, trying to survive in a world constantly changing around them, slowly cutting them off from their traditional way of life, forcing them to adapt, to evolve without at the same time leaving their culture behind. It's an almost impossible battle fraught with uncertain