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Missing her mother
Jim Naughten: “Costumes and Conflict”
Jim Naughten’s photoseries “costume and conflict” on the Namibia tribe “Herero”.
Each image, a portrait of Herero tribe members of Namibia, reveals a material culture that harkens the region’s tumultuous past: residents wear Victorian era dresses and paramilitary costume as a direct result and documentation of its early 20th century German colonization.
Miss Rosen blog
Women just dont’t understand…
Kajahl Benes mix elements of African and African-American cultures. His painting are real eye catchers and openers on how the increase of globalization has/can affected even the most distinct and indigenous of cultures.
In remembrance of our childhood hero Chris Kelly.
”Jump, Jump! Kris Kross Girls.” Sienna and Tiara by Jeff Hahn for MTV UK. Styling by Madeleine Østlie. Hair by Nicole Kahlani using Bumble & Bumble.
Salome was the daughter of Herodias, the wife of king Herod Antipas. John the Baptist disaproved this marriage and so Herodias was full of grudge. Salome danced on the birthday of the king, of which he was so much pleased he offered her anything in his kingdom or might. Influenced by her mother, she asked the head of John the Baptist to be brought to her on a platter. (Mark 6:21-29).
This story was inspiration for many painters, Oscar Wilde wrote a play about it, which was later turned into an opera by Richard Strauss. Together with Delilah, Salome is in the bilble, one of the dangerous seductive women luring men in to their fatal destiny.
Stephan Vanfleteren’s “People of Mercy”
Belgian photographer won the World Press Photo prize with his series “People of Mercy”. Its a series of portraits of people of Guinea receiving treatment on the hospital ship “African Mercy” of the evangelistic Mercy Ships organisation.
Copyright Stephan Vanfleteren http://stephanvanfleteren.com/nl/portfolio/detail/guinee
“Suri” lovers in Ethiopia
Surma is the collective name of the Ethiopian indiginious tribes of the Suri, Mursi and Me’en. They are mainly pastoralists and known for their body decoration, like the plates in their underlip. The men are fierce warriors and have an annual stick (donga) fighting festival, which can end up bloody lethal.
Donga stick fight
Starry Eyes from Ghana
Take a walk with me
An Orthodox Christian Priest walking with his students towards the ancient monastry “Gendam Tseada Emba”. The monastry is one of the oldest in Eritrea (East-Africa) and houses several archaeological relics including 630 year-old holy scriptures and books.
Eritrea, together with Ethiopia, is one of the oldest christian countries in the world since 4th century AD, when Ezana, the King of ancient Axum, was converted by Frumentius, a Syrian Greek pastor.
They call their church “Tewahdo”, which means “being made one”. The only way to get to the monestry is climbing a narrow mountainpath at a staggering height of 2000 mtr above sea level.
More scenery (Tigrinia spoken)
Tewahdo Church http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eritrean_Orthodox_Tewahedo_Church#section_2
(Source: mandaflewaway, via s-stevens)
Miss Israel is Ethiopian
Former IDF officer Yityish (Titi) Aynaw, 21, is first Ethiopian-born woman to win Israeli beauty pageant. ‘There are many colors in Israel and it’s important to show it to the world,’ she says on stage