MATILDA TEMPERLEY

The Village of Barguba. A symbol of wealth, clothes and meat as well as being a link with the spirit world through sacrifice. The small town of Kibish is the capital of the Suri district. New roads to the area are unfurling, cows are central to Suri life.
Ethiopia, Matilda Temperley, © matilda temperley 2015, Omo Valley, land grab, Naguna
Nacoshi (front right), Nahagani (back right), Natu (back left) Niyoyo (front left)
Suri woman with skunk headdress
Nasadi
Ethiopia, Matilda Temperley, © matilda temperley 2015, Omo Valley, land grab, Naguna
Ethiopia, Matilda Temperley, © matilda temperley 2015, Omo Valley, land grab, Naguna
Ethiopia, Matilda Temperley, © matilda temperley 2015, Omo Valley, land grab, Naguna
Coca school. Bargira stands in front of teh blackboard.
Ethiopia, Matilda Temperley, © matilda temperley 2015, Omo Valley, land grab, Naguna
Ethiopia, Matilda Temperley, © matilda temperley 2015, Omo Valley, land grab, Naguna
Nachai in my studio in Kibish.
Ethiopia, Matilda Temperley, © matilda temperley 2015, Omo Valley, land grab, Naguna
Ethiopia, Matilda Temperley, © matilda temperley 2015, Omo Valley, land grab, Naguna
Nachai
drinking in Kibish Kibish
The Omo river and the new bridge that crooses it made in 58 days by the chinese.
Mursi woman 2013
Approximately 40000 semi-nomadic Suri live to the west of the Omo River in south-west Ethiopia. Life for the Suri revolves around their herds of cattle. Their pastoralist livelihoods are supplemented by rain-dependent cultivation of their staple foods sor
Mursi women, 2011. The Suri refer to people in their touristic villages as 'looking like the Mursi,' because the Mursi wear more elaborate outfits and are more likely to dress up for tourism,
Village of Regiya 2, Mungelo (with baby), Nalcombole with lip plate, Baranar far right. This is a new model village. Part of the controversial villagisation program.
The Village of Barguba
Ethiopia, Matilda Temperley, © matilda temperley 2015, Omo Valley, land grab, Naguna
The Omo river and the new bridge that crooses it made in 58 days by the chinese.
Approximately 10000 Bodi live north of the Mursi, practising cattle and goat herding as well as cultivation. In 2011 the Bodi began to be displaced from their ancestral lands to make way for the government’s Kuraz sugar plantation. Although the resettleme
From left Bargela, Barcoshi and Barcoli in the most touristic village, Regiya 1. The outfits are again a result of tourism.
From Left Barsune, Barsue (top), Barcoli (bottom left), Bargon (central left) From top down in central line - Bargoga, Bardossa, Barcutel, Righ hand side from top down - Tutugo, Barcutel and Bardesho. These boys are painted because they saw me at the rive
Naguna. Suri girl 2015. Double exposure. Land is identity.
Bar Kibish, Nachulka has the lip plate and she is married to Leo in the cowboy hat. Barcomoro is wearing the tshirt and on the right. The men are Suri policemen.
Samburu woman 2008
Kibish town. Bars advertise by showing a contaoiner upside down on a pole. They put it up when there is beer available.
Nacoshi (front right), Nahagani (back right), Natu (back left) Niyoyo (front left)
Turkana woman 2009
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