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A Karo man with an AK-47 – Omo Valley, Southern Ethiopia. Guns are ubiquitous in the remote Omo Valley. The tribal men of the Omo consider weapons to be part of the traditional dress – much like jewelry. I am told that they only shoot eachother.


  • mikebov
    mikebovabout 6 years ago

    Superb Michael

  • salsbells69
    salsbells69about 6 years ago

    flippin hell! They just wander around with guns…and shoot each other?
    well…ok..if thats the norm!

  • JKKimball
    JKKimballabout 6 years ago

    wonderful portrait Michael, Only shoot each other? your lucky day! John

  • Kasia  Kotlarska
    Kasia Kotlarskaabout 6 years ago

    Great capture!

  • TextureoftheSin
    TextureoftheSinabout 6 years ago

    I prefer the hat to the gun…but the two together make quite a comment.

  • Anthony Mancuso
    Anthony Mancusoabout 6 years ago

    wonderful but frightening image MIchael, well done

  • Stephen Colquitt
    Stephen Colquittabout 6 years ago

    Says so much. Truely sad commentary about the situation in that region but an excellent image. Kudos to your photography skills Michael

  • Bruce  Dickson
    Bruce Dicksonabout 6 years ago

    Stark shot and truth …

  • RebeccaLee86
    RebeccaLee86about 6 years ago

    Wow. What a powerful message. Much agreed with Anthony. Great shot!

  • David Lade
    David Ladeabout 6 years ago

    An excellent shot Michael. I like the dark sky, the green hat, his dark skin and the red necklace. It comes together really well!

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