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

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."