Family portrait

PhotographerAdam Koziol
PrizeHonorable Mention
CompanySelva Adam Koziol
City/CountryPoznan, Poland
Photo Date2017
Entry Description

The portrait of proud mothers with their children. I spent 3 weeks documenting one of the most beautiful women of Africa. Extraordinary hairstyles, ornamentation and the red painted skin tone make Himba one of the most specific culture in the world.

About Photographer

Polish photographer, born in 1991 in Poznan. Between 2008-2014 he organized a number of entomological expeditions to Asia, Africa and America in search of new species of insects. In 2013 in Borneo, he came across the Iban culture which inspired him to organize his first expedition in search of the tattooed members of the tribe. In the same year, on the border of Malaysia and Indonesia, he found and photographed three older people from the non-existent tribes of Iban headhunters. Since then he has decided to completely change the purpose of the expeditions and has begun to write down documentation of the dying tribal cultures in the world. He pays particular attention to the documentation of human phenotypes, tattoos, scarification, ornaments and appearance that identify each tribe. So far he has visited 12 tribes from Africa and Asia.