Stunning photos of how tribes around the world are approaching modernity
Over the last century, tribes are being driven from their lands and traditions, and forced to embrace a majoritarian view of life. They are now in varying stages of reconciliation with ‘us’, the outsiders, with our notions of modernity and progress. However, with climate change and global warming at our doorstep, there’s a growing awareness of learning from indigenous tribal wisdom in protecting our environment, and changing the way we think about life on this planet
Image by : Eric Lafforgue/Art in All of Us/Corbis via Getty Images
A Bodi tribesman sports DVDs as earrings during a Ka’el ceremony—observed during the tribe’s New Year celebrations in June—in Omo Valley, Ethiopia. The ceremony measures the body fat of the male contestant, and honours the fattest winner with fame and adulation of the tribe.