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Surma tribe kid with flowers decoration - Omo Ethiopia

This kid is from the village of Turgit, one of the nicest place in Surma / Suri territory, in the south of Ethiopia, near the sudanese border.. The access is far from Addis Ababa,3 days of 4 wheels but once in the village you can share the real life of the Surma / Suri tribe. Kids are very keen on decorating themselves with plants, flowers, fruits...anything with bright colours!

But.. you need to think about why they do it: do they do it for themselves, for the tradtion, ot do they do it for the photographer? I must say that i've met both!


© Eric Lafforgue

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Taken on July 5, 2010