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

The Beauty of Omo Valley A photography project by Ken Hermann

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

color photograph a man on the Yamuna river in india is rowing a boat surrounded by birds
© Saurabh Narang

2021 Street Photography AWARD Deadline: 30 September 2021

"It’s not the streets, it’s where the streets lead you that’s important." - Bruce Davidson

Extended Deadline: One of the most exciting and influential forms of photography, in September we are on the lookout for the best images capturing the pulse of the street.

From candid and unexpected situations to meticulous geometric scenes within the urban sphere, at home or abroad: we want to discover how YOU see the streets!⁠


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

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