2021 / People / Children

Karo Boy - Circles of Life

  • Photographer
    Sarah Jenkins
  • Agency / Studio
    Sarah Jenkins Photography

The Karo tribe live in lower Omo Valley in Southern Ethiopia. I watched this young boy have his face painted by his friend as they sat on the banks of the river. Karo excel in body and face painting using natural white chalk and earth coloured clays to decorate their face and bodies in various simple line and dot designs representing guinea fowl feathers and other animal motifs. Strings of beads are also worn around the neck.

Sarah is a freelance photographer who lives in Sydney Australia, but her wanderlust for travel has taken her to all corners of the globe; to 135 countries and all seven continents. Her interest in disappearing cultures takes her to some of the more remote parts of the world. Sarah's images have been awarded international photography awards. Sarah is also the director of SignaturePhoto Photography Courses.