The collection consists of twenty matted black and white photographs taken in February 2011 that were used in Doggett's series, Omo: Expressions of a People (2012). These artistic photographs were taken in Omo Valley, Ethiopia, and depict Suri, Hamar, Dhassanac and Karo peoples.
Scope and Contents:
The collection consists of twenty matted black and white photographs taken in February 2011 that were used in Doggett's series, Omo: Expressions of a People (2012). These artistic photographs were taken in Omo Valley, Ethiopia, and depict Suri, Hamar, Dhassanac and Karo peoples. Many of the photos emphasize individuals' adornments, including headdresses, ear plates, necklaces, loin coverings, body painting and scarification and lip piercings. There are also several photographs of village scenes, cattle herding and rites of ceremonies, particularly the Hamar peoples' Jumping of the Bulls.
The collection is arranged in one series by title.
Biographical / Historical:
Photographer and filmmaker Drew Doggett (b. 1984 in Maryland) received his BA from Vanderbilt University (2006), majoring in Human & Organization Development. In addition to working from 2006-2012 under prominent fashion and portrait photographers, including Steven Klein, Annie Leibovitz, Mark Seliger, Ruven Afanador and Craig McDean, Doggett has photographed remote regions in the Himalayas, Africa, France, Canada, and other areas. Solo exhibitions include Slow Road to China (2010-2011), Omo: Expressions of a People (2012), Discovering the Horses of Sable Island (2013), Dunes: Landscapes Evolving (2014-2015) and Sail: Majesty at Sea (2015). His work has garnered awards at the Px3 Prix de la Photographie Paris (2014, 1st place in Culture Photography category), Px3 White Color Trilogy Photography Competition (2015, 2nd place in Nature category) and the Nikon Photo Contest (2015, 3rd prize for Dunes: Abstract Expressions short film). In 2016 he was honored as an Associate from the Royal Photographic Society. His work is held in private collections globally and is also in the permanent collections of several museums.
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Drew Doggett is the owner of copyright and other intellectual properties. Permission to reproduce requires written consent from Doggett. Any commercial exploitation of any of the works in the collection that include a person identifiable in the work is explicitly prohibited unless Doggett grants a publicity release. Contact the Archives staff for more information.
Afrique mystérieuse : les peuples oubliés de la vallée de l'Omo / [textes et photographies] Gianni Giansanti ; [aperçus ethnologiques, Paolo Novaresio ; traduction, adaptation et création des légendes de la version française, Eve Sivadjian]