On the banks of the Omo River

These photos were selected in response to a weekly photo challenge - the theme is HAPPY. Click here to view more images of Omo Valley cultures in Ethiopia. - Posted by Jasmine Graf, NWNL Associate Director

beautiful painted faces in the spirit of Halloween

Can this baby hold onto its culture?

Southwest Ethiopia is arid; but monsoon rains in Omo River highlands have sustained generations of indigenous people downstream. Over many millennia, stable cultural systems have emerged from patterns of interaction with the perennial Omo River.┬áHere, Nyangatom men are fiercely proud; Karo children are playful and creative; Hamar women are strong; swaddled Mursi babies are loved;…