Philip Gatward Captures Photos of Tribes in South Omo, Ethopia

By: Tiana Reid - Published: Jul 1, 2010 • References: philipgatward & 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. Stats for Ethnographic Portraits Trending: Older & Mild
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