The Ha­mar of Ethiopia visit Auck­land

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The last time we spoke with Guy Need­ham, he was ex­hibit­ing his Shades of Otara photographs. This time, Need­ham has been to Ethiopia and is pre­sent­ing his im­ages from his time away in his ex­hi­bi­tion The Ha­mar of Ethiopia, which will be on dis­play at Auck­land’s This That Gallery from Au­gust 1 to 31.

Need­ham spent time in Ethiopia’s Lower Val­ley of the Omo, and worked with a non-gov­ern­men­tal or­ga­ni­za­tion to doc­u­ment the lifestyle of the Ha­mar tribe. His ex­hi­bi­tion pro­vides an in­sight into the ev­ery­day life of one of Africa’s last tra­di­tional tribes.

“I was based at a vil­lage called Shele, and ev­ery mar­ket day I would go into the near­est town (a 17km walk away) and pho­to­graph the Ha­mar I met. This ex­hi­bi­tion is all about them,” Need­ham ex­plained.

His se­ries of por­traits fea­tures in­di­vid­ual mem­bers of the tribe stand­ing in front of brightly coloured walls and show­cases the essence of what life is like as part of the Ha­mar tribe.

To find out more about the ex­hi­bi­tion, visit guyneed­ham.com.

Guy Need­ham

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