Omo Valley, Ethiopia - June 2003
African Beauty: portrait of people of Mursi tribe from Komba village, in the Omo Valley.
© GIANNI GIANSANTI

African Beauties

"An intimate and sympathetic portrait of the continent's most remote indigenous tribes. Trekking deep into aboriginal Africa, Giansanti documents the masks, plumage, and adornment used to invoke martial magic. Employing virtuoso techniques of chiaroscuro, stark contrasts of texture and color, and juxtapositions of the primordial and the modern, he offers a rare glimpse into an archetypally vivid world."

 Omo Valley, Ethiopia - June 2003
African Beauty: portrait of people of Mursi tribe from Komba village, in the Omo Valley.
© GIANNI GIANSANTI

Omo Valley, Ethiopia - June 2003 African Beauty: portrait of people of Mursi tribe from Komba village, in the Omo Valley. © GIANNI GIANSANTI

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 Omo Valley, Ethiopia - June 2003
African Beauty: portrait of people of Banna tribe from in the Omo Valley.
© GIANNI GIANSANTI

Omo Valley, Ethiopia - June 2003 African Beauty: portrait of people of Banna tribe from in the Omo Valley. © GIANNI GIANSANTI

 Omo Valley, Ethiopia - June 2003
African Beauty: portrait of people of Galeb tribe from Rate village, in the Omo Valley.
© GIANNI GIANSANTI

Omo Valley, Ethiopia - June 2003 African Beauty: portrait of people of Galeb tribe from Rate village, in the Omo Valley. © GIANNI GIANSANTI

 Omo Valley, Ethiopia - June 2003
African Beauty: portrait of people of Karo tribe from Korcho village, in the Omo Valley.
© GIANNI GIANSANTI

Omo Valley, Ethiopia - June 2003 African Beauty: portrait of people of Karo tribe from Korcho village, in the Omo Valley. © GIANNI GIANSANTI

 Omo Valley, Ethiopia - June 2003
African Beauty: portrait of people of Karo tribe from Korcho village, in the Omo Valley.
© GIANNI GIANSANTI

Omo Valley, Ethiopia - June 2003 African Beauty: portrait of people of Karo tribe from Korcho village, in the Omo Valley. © GIANNI GIANSANTI

 Omo Valley, Ethiopia - June 2003
African Beauty: portrait of people of Mursi tribe from Komba village, in the Omo Valley.
© GIANNI GIANSANTI

Omo Valley, Ethiopia - June 2003 African Beauty: portrait of people of Mursi tribe from Komba village, in the Omo Valley. © GIANNI GIANSANTI

 Omo Valley, Ethiopia - June 2003
African Beauty: portrait of people of Surma tribe from Kormu village, in the Omo Valley.
© GIANNI GIANSANTI

Omo Valley, Ethiopia - June 2003 African Beauty: portrait of people of Surma tribe from Kormu village, in the Omo Valley. © GIANNI GIANSANTI

 Omo Valley, Ethiopia - June 2003
African Beauty: portrait of people of Surma tribe from Kormu village, in the Omo Valley.
© GIANNI GIANSANTI

Omo Valley, Ethiopia - June 2003 African Beauty: portrait of people of Surma tribe from Kormu village, in the Omo Valley. © GIANNI GIANSANTI

 Omo Valley, Ethiopia - June 2003
African Beauty: portrait of people of Surma tribe from Kormu village, in the Omo Valley.
© GIANNI GIANSANTI

Omo Valley, Ethiopia - June 2003 African Beauty: portrait of people of Surma tribe from Kormu village, in the Omo Valley. © GIANNI GIANSANTI

 Omo Valley, Ethiopia - June 2003
African Beauty: portrait of people of Hamer tribe from Turmi village, in the Omo Valley.
© GIANNI GIANSANTI

Omo Valley, Ethiopia - June 2003 African Beauty: portrait of people of Hamer tribe from Turmi village, in the Omo Valley. © GIANNI GIANSANTI

 Omo Valley, Ethiopia - June 2003
African Beauty: portrait of people of Surma tribe from Kormu village, in the Omo Valley.
© GIANNI GIANSANTI

Omo Valley, Ethiopia - June 2003 African Beauty: portrait of people of Surma tribe from Kormu village, in the Omo Valley. © GIANNI GIANSANTI

 Omo Valley, Ethiopia - June 2003
African Beauty: portrait of people of Mursi tribe from Komba village, in the Omo Valley.
© GIANNI GIANSANTI

Omo Valley, Ethiopia - June 2003 African Beauty: portrait of people of Mursi tribe from Komba village, in the Omo Valley. © GIANNI GIANSANTI

 Omo Valley, Ethiopia - June 2003
African Beauty: portrait of people of Mursi tribe from Komba village, in the Omo Valley.
© GIANNI GIANSANTI

Omo Valley, Ethiopia - June 2003 African Beauty: portrait of people of Mursi tribe from Komba village, in the Omo Valley. © GIANNI GIANSANTI

 Omo Valley, Ethiopia - June 2003
African Beauty: portrait of people of Surma tribe from Kormu village, in the Omo Valley.
© GIANNI GIANSANTI

Omo Valley, Ethiopia - June 2003 African Beauty: portrait of people of Surma tribe from Kormu village, in the Omo Valley. © GIANNI GIANSANTI

 Omo Valley, Ethiopia - June 2003
African Beauty: portrait of people of Surma tribe from Kormu village, in the Omo Valley.
© GIANNI GIANSANTI

Omo Valley, Ethiopia - June 2003 African Beauty: portrait of people of Surma tribe from Kormu village, in the Omo Valley. © GIANNI GIANSANTI

 Omo Valley, Ethiopia - June 2003
African Beauty: portrait of people of Mursi tribe from Komba village, in the Omo Valley.
© GIANNI GIANSANTI

Omo Valley, Ethiopia - June 2003 African Beauty: portrait of people of Mursi tribe from Komba village, in the Omo Valley. © GIANNI GIANSANTI

 Omo Valley, Ethiopia - June 2003
African Beauty: portrait of people of Erbore tribe from in the Omo Valley.
© GIANNI GIANSANTI

Omo Valley, Ethiopia - June 2003 African Beauty: portrait of people of Erbore tribe from in the Omo Valley. © GIANNI GIANSANTI

 Omo Valley, Ethiopia - June 2003
African Beauty: portrait of people of Mursi tribe from Komba village, in the Omo Valley.
© GIANNI GIANSANTI

Omo Valley, Ethiopia - June 2003 African Beauty: portrait of people of Mursi tribe from Komba village, in the Omo Valley. © GIANNI GIANSANTI

 A little girl wearing gaudy and heavy round iron earrings.

A little girl wearing gaudy and heavy round iron earrings.

 Omo Valley, Ethiopia - June 2003
African Beauty: portrait of people of Hamer tribe from Turmi village, in the Omo Valley.
© GIANNI GIANSANTI

Omo Valley, Ethiopia - June 2003 African Beauty: portrait of people of Hamer tribe from Turmi village, in the Omo Valley. © GIANNI GIANSANTI

 Omo Valley, Ethiopia - June 2003
African Beauty: portrait of people of Galeb tribe from Rate village, in the Omo Valley.
© GIANNI GIANSANTI

Omo Valley, Ethiopia - June 2003 African Beauty: portrait of people of Galeb tribe from Rate village, in the Omo Valley. © GIANNI GIANSANTI

 Omo Valley, Ethiopia - June 2003
African Beauty: portrait of people of Galeb tribe from Rate village, in the Omo Valley.
© GIANNI GIANSANTI

Omo Valley, Ethiopia - June 2003 African Beauty: portrait of people of Galeb tribe from Rate village, in the Omo Valley. © GIANNI GIANSANTI

 Omo Valley, Ethiopia - June 2003
African Beauty: portrait of people of Galeb tribe from Rate village, in the Omo Valley.
© GIANNI GIANSANTI

Omo Valley, Ethiopia - June 2003 African Beauty: portrait of people of Galeb tribe from Rate village, in the Omo Valley. © GIANNI GIANSANTI

 Omo Valley, Ethiopia - June 2003
African Beauty: portrait of people of Galeb tribe from Rate village, in the Omo Valley.
© GIANNI GIANSANTI

Omo Valley, Ethiopia - June 2003 African Beauty: portrait of people of Galeb tribe from Rate village, in the Omo Valley. © GIANNI GIANSANTI