Tribal Africa: Mursi Woman by Ben Hogarth
This shot was taken during a trek through southern Ethiopia. The elderly woman from the Mursi Tribe pulled me down towards her banda, where I used the dark background to snap her in full regalia. The Mursi use paint and elaborate headdresses as part of the daily appearance. The woman lip is also stretched which is indicative of the Mursi and Surma people of the Lower Omo. The lip is usually stretched around a ceramic plate, which is first inserted when the girl reaches the age of 16.