Karo People, Omo Valley, Ethiopia, 2023

Painted in zebra stripes, a herder from the Karo people of the Omo Valley watches over his goats, a glimmer of sunlight flaring off the top of his cap like a golden feather. Despite being the smallest of the Omo Valley tribes, the Karo have an extremely vibrant culture filled with symbolic rituals, rites of passage, and a long history as highly respected and skilled pastoralists. One of their main rites of passage for boys is known as the bull jumping ceremony, in which a young man must cross over the backs of several sturdy bulls to prove he is worthy of marriage.

Available size options with and without framing are below;

Archival pigment print

Edition of 6 + 3AP
  • 30 in x 20 in (76.2 cm x 50.8 cm)
  • 48 in x 32 in (121.9 cm x 81.3 cm)

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