Painting Faces with the Karo tribe


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Published: July 18th 2019
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Our third tribe visit took on quite a different approach - it was predominantly a photo stop. The Karo tribe live in a very isolated settlement overlooking the east bank of the impressive Omo River, with the 2 hour drive from our lodge at Turmi through pretty rough terrain and not passing through a single village or settlement. The main crops grown by them are sorghum, maize and beans. But their m... Read Full Entry



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20th July 2019
This is my 'almost adopted' Karo child

Ethiopia: The Karo...Handsome is an Art Form
We found the Karo the friendliest of the Omo Valley tribes. Seems with this little fella you know what I mean. Check out my blog of the above name of our bond with the Karo that made our day.
20th July 2019
This is my 'almost adopted' Karo child

Ethiopian Tribes
Thanks David. Enjoyed your Omo Valley blogs - you have good memories given it was 8 years ago now. You clearly spent longer with each tribe than us and from the number of your pics, you might have invested more money in them too. Of our 6 tribe visits, the Hamar and Mursi were disappointing (especially when I check out yours and other people's blogs) but the other 4 were informative and friendly.
20th July 2019
Note the circular wedge necklace on this married Hamar woman

Ethiopia: Jumping with the Hamar
This is an exceptional shot Neil. I have posted some of your pics in TB's "Faces in Places" thread in the Photography Forum. Check out my blog of the above name for our 'same tribe...totally different experience.'
24th July 2019
The younger Karo brigade

Great experience
Such a different culture.

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