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.”

Monthly Photo Contest

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THEME: TRAVEL Deadline: 31 August 2019

Competition Judge: STEVE MCCURRY

When traveling, the only way to discover the rhythm of life of a place is to experience it.

Each place we visit has its own particular look, ambiance, and atmosphere. Understanding its people, customs and traditions is vital and there’s always something unique to capture.

This summer we want to see images that communicate the life of a place in all its splendor, and trigger our memories. Whatever the subject may be: Street, Portrait, Landscape, Documentary... We want to share your journey, visually and intellectually - Let’s travel together!


1st Prize: $1000 · 2nd Prize: $600 · 3rd Prize: $400

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