HPA2006 Portraits of Ethnic People in Ethiopia
By Zhang Jinweng(China)
HPA2006 Documentary Award
Time: February, 2005
Place: Omo Valley, Ethiopia
Nationality: Mursi, Hammer, Karo
Ethiopia is an ancient civilization rich in primeval and wild beauty. However, constant civil wars and drought undermine the country. The ethnic minorities of Mursi, Hammer and Karo in Omo Valley in the south are still struggling to keep their traditions. Lip-plates are a well known aspect of the Mursi. It is considered beautiful for the Mursi women to wear large pottery or wooden discs, or ‘plates,’ in their lower lips.
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