LONDON ISSUE 244 Nov 2010

Philip Gatward London photographers

After years of planning, Philip Gatward spent six weeks at the end of 2009 living with and documenting the beautiful and striking indigenous tribes of South Omo.

“I knew that I didn’t want to make beautiful, prettified pictures in Ethiopia. I wanted to make portraits of these extraordinarily self-aware sitters that were my response to the subject, but without the hundreds of colour adjustments that I may make in my other work. Above all, I wanted to make respectful portraits.”

His project, entitled 'Ethnograph', was exhibited in London this summer and won a first place in the International Photography Awards 2010.

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