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Philip Gatward Captures Photos of Tribes in South Omo, Ethopia

By: Tiana Reid - Published: • References: philipgatward and dazeddigital
Philip Gatward is moving away from his commissioned pieces for the likes of corporate organizations like Nike, Cadbury, Conde Nast and Coca Cola, and has now ventured into a potentially controversial pictorial of indigenous tribes in South Omo, Ethiopia.

Following Edward Said's theory of 'orientalism,' the depiction of "exotic" others is a difficult aesthetic to capture in a politically correct manner due to the eye and curiosity of the photographer. Take a look at Philip Gatward's images and judge its value for yourself.