There are many reasons why a photograph may be thought-provoking, and of course, each image invokes different feelings and ideas for its viewer. It is perhaps the intense detail, emotion, and juxtaposition in this image of a Pokot woman and a ring flash that make it so interesting:
Photographer and ethnologist Eric Lafforgue set out to document some of the lesser known tribes of Kenya, like the Pokot. In an excerpt from his collection on Kenya, Lafforgue explains:
“Most of the Pokot are nomadic and thus have interacted with different peoples, incorporating their social customs. The Pokot are very proud of their culture. The Songs, storytelling, and decorative arts, specially bodily decoration, are very appreciated.”
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