German Photographer Mario Gerth Captures Striking Tribal Images

By: Meghan Young - Mar 2, 2016
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The latest work of Mario Gerth, a German documentary photographer and photojournalist, can be appreciated outside of Black History Month. And yet it's undeniable that they suited the recently passed time period. Harking back to what feels like another era all together, Mario Gerth captures African nomads in their natural garb. From intricate headdresses to bared chests and painted faces, the portraits are full of color and diversity as much as it is emotion and starkness.

A deep departure from the Western uniform and ordered society, Mario Gerth's photo series encourages his audience to appreciate what the world has to offer. The tribal tradition is something that is still alive and kicking. Incredible photographers like Mario Gerth will help show that such lifestyles are meant to stick around for much longer.