2016 / People / Culture

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  • Photographer
    Adam Koziol

Men from the Konyak tribe could get a facial tattoo only when they brought the head of an enemy to the tribe. Tattoos were very desirable because they determined social status.

The author of the works is Adam Kozio?, a twenty-six-year-old photographer from Poznan. In 2013 he started a photographic project whose aim is the documentation of the dying tribal cultures in the world. He draws particular attention to human phenotypes, tattoos, scarifications, ornaments and the appearance which identifies a given tribe.In order to carry out his project, Adam Kozio? has selected a few dozen of the most characteristic cultures which he intends to approach within the next years to come. So far he has visited 18 tribes from Asia and Africa.