Photographer's Note

An young girl himba and her sympathetic smile…
Himbas (30 000 people) form an ethnos group living mainly in Kaokoland in the North-West of Namibia. It's one of last populates of Africa to have kept their traditions and their lifestyle; stockbreeders of cows and goats.
Himbas are also called the " Red people" because the women put on their body an ointment made up of animal grease and red pigments in order to protect and to embellish their skin. The hairstyle imitates the horns of an animal.
Now, Himbas have also some money from tourism ( villages visits and sale artisanal objects on tourists markets of Namibia).

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Additional Photos by Jean Saint Martin (jemaflor) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11666 W: 374 N: 9591] (110004)
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