portrait of a man from a tribe in the nature, omo valley by Ken Hermann

Ken Hermann The Beauty of Omo Valley

Beauty of Omo Valley is a series of portraits of some of Africa’s vanishing tribes.

“As the title suggests, my ambition in this project was to capture the beauty of these primitive communities – and the environment they live in.

What particularly fascinates me about Omo Valley is the tribes who live in complete harmony with the beautiful and unspoiled nature. The tribal communities live there as they have over the last 1000 years; Without much contact with civilization. No running water, electricity, sewerage or shopping. Therefore, the tribal people usually walk around naked or covered with a simple blanket wrapped around them.

Even if I have been in the southern part of Omo tree times to complete Beauty of Omo Valley I still feel the urge to explore this incredible part of the world. It is one of the most beautiful places I have ever seen and had the chance to photograph.”