Another look at the Omo tribes. Just beautiful cultural (literally) snapshot

Is Instagram The Photographer’s Friend or Its Faux?

I love this perspective (see re-blog / link below)  from a photographer about Instagram and it's role as an anthropological and sociological exercise.  He doesn't label Instagrammers as "posers" like some more "serious" hipster photographers might.  Rather, he (or she?) points to the value it has in allowing us to share and bond over our … Continue reading Is Instagram The Photographer’s Friend or Its Faux?

who doesn’t love a literal metaphor. 😉

Our Weird and Wonderful World

The caged bird sings with a fearful trill
Of things unknown but longed for still
And his tune is heard on the distant hill for
The caged bird sings of freedom.  Maya Angelou

In this week’s WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge we are invited to show what ‘Home’ means to us.  It means differently to everyone whether a physical structure of a house to go home to and relax, or a place in the heart to return to.  The photos I chose to include for this challenge were not of the castles and palaces I’ve seen during my travels, but of what some may call, hopefully temporary, home…

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I love this reluctant anthropologist’s (a photographer with a relentless commitment to observing and sharing human culture) blog. Here is another trip to the Omo valley I think you will all love….

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First I want to convey my heartfelt thanks to each of you who commented on my previous post.  I am new to blogging and this was really an amazing response.  I was particularly touched by comments from some Ethiopian readers.  It pleased me greatly that they were supportive of an outsider sharing photos of their beautiful country and people.

Reading all the comments also made me feel that I should introduce myself a little better.   I am not an anthropologist, nor an activist, nor a journalist though I often wish I were all three.  I don’t pretend to understand or endorse the various cultural practices I witness nor do I claim to depict fully people’s challenging daily lives.  I am a traveler and a photographer.  I care deeply about the people I photograph and I respect them.  I will try to bring attention to their particular plights if I think…

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