This work is part of Doggett’s "Omo: Expressions of a People" collection. Ethiopia’s sun-baked Omo Valley is home to a rich diversity of semi-nomadic groups. Different in many respects but linked by their shared migration paths, these groups lead a way of life both colorful and austere. This collection, which has been accepted into the Smithsonian African Art Museum’s Photographic Archives, transports viewers to the heart of this majestic environment and the distinctive rites, traditions, and beauty of its peoples.
This piece, number 2 in the "Omo" series, pairs beautifully with number 45 from the same collection.