Friday Lens Affair #73

Lost tribes of Ethiopia

Today I’m featuring an amazing photograph from Ethiopia. Taken by Urska Furlan from Endless Roads Blog. I felt in love with her ‘tribes’ pictures from the first second when I came across her site! They were so colourful, so genuine. Sometimes cheerful, sometimes warm, always very real! And hey they have been from my beloved Africa.

Picture Story: Lost tribes of Ethiopia

I decided for trip to Ethiopia with a very particular reason: to see the tribes, people so different from us that we can’t even imagine.

Most tourists that travel there take pretty much the same track. We decided to take another one. The way was much longer and the road was… well there wasn’t any real road actually. Anyway after few days we reached some villages that practically no tourist has seen before.

And the tribes we saw there were amazing! When we arrived to the Srui village I took out my camera and started shooting these wonderful people not really thinking about them. Few hundred photos later when I stopped for a second, searching for my next motif, I really saw it.

I saw the way they were looking at us. We were al least that strange to them, as they were to us. They laughed at our clothes, the way we talk, how we use the sunscreen. Everything about us was weird and odd.

That’s when I stared to communicate with them. With hands of course. I showed them the pictures I have taken earlier and they loved it. The children were laughing and wanted to pose for me. After that I was able to make some pretty awesome shots. And the best part is, while doing it I was really able to enjoy myself.

Even If we were from two completely different worlds we could still find a common ground and got to know each other.

32 thoughts on “Friday Lens Affair #73

  1. Purity and innocence in these eyes… you capture a moment of reality.

  2. This picture draws me in, his eyes are amazing. Ethiopia is a place we hope to get to in the next 2 years.
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    • I think I just found another door lover, you should have seen my Pinterest board purely devoted to pictures of the doors :) Great choice and good luck!
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  4. Beth

    Hey! I nominated you for a Liebster Award.

  5. Buckeroomama

    What a stunning photo!

  6. Amy

    Thanks for introducing me to a new photographer! So beautiful.
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  7. Van

    I’ve seen Urska’s pictures from Ethiopia before and what can I say? They are just gorgeous!!
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  8. Vid

    What an amazing picture – it speaks a thousand words. Love the eyes :)
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  9. Raphael Alexander Zoren

    Amazing shot! African people are so photogenic compared to white people! (I hope that didn’t sound racist)! :o
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  10. Theresa

    Beautiful capture!

  11. Anna

    This is an amazing photo! I’ve been following Urska for a while, and I’m in love with her photography too! I especially loved her African series as well. :) It’s great to hear the story behind it!
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    • Yes I think she has a great eye for portraits and people photography! I’m sure that this cute little boy looks amazing on all pictures, but there is something about his eye that makes this one very special.
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  12. Wesley

    I love this picture, it looks amazing.

  13. Hilarye

    Pictures are definitely worth a thousand words and this one has so much feeling and emotion. Beautiful shot!
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  14. Marta Kulesza

    Hi Marysia. I love your concept of Friday Lens Affairs. Is there any way to get also featured in your posts? I love travel photography I have been following your blog for a while and would love to participate! :) You could also write back in Polish, I also come from Poland.
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    • Hey Marta, thanks a lot for your comment and lovely words. I had a look and hey you have some amazing pictures on your page! I have already chosen my favourite one which I would love to feature on my series. Will send you a private message in a sec :)
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  15. This is truly a beautiful portrait! The light in that child’s eyes speaks volume…just gorgeous!
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    • There is not much I can add to your comment Corinne! I love this picture!
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      • Urska

        Thanks to both of you!

  16. This picture is something very special! I love the angle of the shot! This picture tells a story of the tribe through the boy, the face paint, and a glimpse of color peaking out.
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  17. Samantha

    Love love this photo! I love seeing portraits of people from all over the world.
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  18. What an adventure – such a great shot.

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