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 : Goran Tomasevic / Reuters
A cattle herder from the Dinka tribe carries a weathered AK-47 rifle to protect his Zebu cows from cattle raiders near Rumbek in central South Sudan. After being embroiled in a decades-old civil war that has claimed over 2 million lives, the nomads have continued their age-old conflict with other cattle-keeping tribes. Armed raids to steal cows from the herds of enemy tribes have been commonplace since time immemorial. But the arrival of guns has changed these conflicts from hand-to-hand skirmishes with spears and bows and arrows to ambushes conducted by an enemy that often cannot be seen.