Konso Village, Ethiopia. This image is part of a portrait series I shot in Ethiopia. The villages of the Konso are UNESCO World Heritage sites, known for their protective stone walls, like the one in this photograph. As we walked through the village, this boy joined us and our Ethiopian guide, Assefa, said he was called "The Astronaut" because of his hand crafted wooden glasses. He also wears recycled tire sandals, which are common among pastoralists in East Africa due to their "ten thousand mile" durability.
This is part of a portrait series I shot in Ethiopia. The Mursi, whose population is around 47,000, are pastorialists and inhabit one of the most islolated regions of Ethiopia, surrounded by mountains between the Omo River and its tributary the Mago.