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.