Ethiopia: Omo Valley
Season 1, Episode 113 of Art Wolfe’s ‘Travels to the Edge‘
Ethiopia is like no other place in Africa. Some of the isolated animist tribes who have lived there for centuries are still unaware that they reside in a country called Ethiopia. In this episode, Art ventures into the Omo Valley, Ethiopia’s nearly inaccessible and richest tribal zone. After enduring muddy, impassable roads and swollen rivers, he makes his way to the Hamer, Karo and remote Surma tribes. He documents the tribes’ unique body painting, elaborate adornments and timeless ceremonies.