This is Surba, a young woman from the Arbore tribe. The Arbore are agro-pastoral people dwelling in south-western Omo Valley. Their population is estimated to be around 7,000. The Arbore territory is a savannah grassland at around 500 meters elevation. The Weito River flows from north to south and runs into the Lake Chew Bahir, on the border between Ethiopia and Kenya. The people live along the lower part of the river.
Omo Valley, Southern Ethiopia, 2013.
Due to the ongoing conflict in South Sudan many Nyangatom people have escaped into Ethiopia. This nyangatom warrior seen here drinking coffee has found refuge in his families village in the Omo valley.
Omo Valley, Ethiopia, 2017
A young Suri woman with face painting.
Southern Ethiopia, 2017