In July I spent 11 days travelling around Southern Angola, visiting and staying with the local tribes. It is a warm, welcoming, fascinating country, that stole my heart.
I describe my photography as that of an enthusiastic amateur, any comments, thoughts, suggestions would be gratefully appreciated.
Photo 1 - Luanda graffiti
One of the things I hadn't been expecting was the high quality of street art graffiti present in all of Angola. It is a very visually viberant and creative culture.
Photo 2 - Mutua girl
Each tribe has distinctly different styles of dress and adornments
Photo 3 - Himba lady
A month long trade festival was taking place in Oncocua, which meant that much socialising and merriment was taking place. As this photo was being taken the ladies were signing "I was drunk last night but now the sun has come up I am not drunk anymore"
Photo 4 - I see you
I love the intensity and power of this lady's stare
Photo 5 - Mucawana lady
Photo 6 - Muila child
The Muila have dreadlock esque hair, that is called nontombi, along with intricate mud necklaces. The number of nontombi and the style of necklace all have specific meanings.
Photo 7 - Mucubal lady