Turmi, Lower Valley of the Omo, Southern Ethiopia
In 2015-2016 Guy Needham spent time in Southern Ethiopia to take portraits that can be interpreted as cultural crossings. Written on the faces of those who posed is a mix of suspicion and acceptance, a personification of tourism versus exploitation. In this young man’s hand is a borkoto, the traditional seat of the Hamar.
Guy Needham is a New Zealand photographer who focuses on tribal cultures. His work has appeared in National Geographic Traveller, Lonely Planet, AFAR and the Royal Photographic Society. He has exhibited in the UK, US, Japan, the Balkans and New Zealand.