Salgado and the Nomads Warriors

I meant to post about these pictures a week or so ago, when I saw them in Rolling Stone. The represent another chapter in the ongoing project that photographer Sabastiao Salgado has been working on for the magazine.

I meant to post about these pictures a week or so ago, when I saw them in Rolling Stone. The represent another chapter in the ongoing project that photographer Sabastiao Salgado has been working on for the magazine. The idea of the project, called "Genesis," is to look at "the planet as it appeared at the dawn of time." That's an ambitious mission statement, to say the least, and maybe a little silly. But Salgado's pictures have been consistently amazing, combining a documentary approach with the grace and style of fine-art photography, or, in this case, fashion photography. For the latest chapter, he photographed nomadic tribes in remote areas of Ethiopia--tribes far removed from the 21st century. Above, a timeless portrait of the Surma people (timelessness is the point here). Below: Surma men gather for an initiation ceremony.--David Schonauer

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