Tribal Africa

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Tribal Africa

Tribal Africa features photographs taken for the book project, Living Africa. Steve Bloom visited remote African villages in a quest to capture the energy and colour of cultures largely unfamiliar to the West. He visited Ethiopia's Omo Valley, where the Surma and Mursi women wear large lip plates. In Kenya he witnessed the Samburu Circumcision ceremony, and in Niger's Sahara, he encountered the Wodaabe people at the Festival of the Gerewol, where men beautify themselves and dance in a competition to win over the women.

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