TOKYO-2017 People / Portrait_P


  • Prize
    Silver in People/Culture, Gold in People/Portrait
  • Photographer
    Robin Yong

Unmarried ladies of the Arbore Tribe, Omo Valley Ethiopia - cover their shaven heads with a long black scarf. The ladies are also well-known for their very elaborate beaded necklaces and aluminium jewelry.

Robin Yong is a multi-award winning Travel Photographer. He enjoys traveling to exotic destinations to befriend and photograph the locals. He is best known for his work on the Omo Valley tribes in Ethiopia, the Venetian Masked models in Venice, the Bokator boxers of Cambodia and the Maikos of Kyoto. He calls these works his Travel Portraits, his Art of Travel Medicine. For most of his works, he does not use flash, reflectors or artificial lighting, depending solely on natural lighting alone. The photos are often dramatic, colourful and extremely beautiful.