Christopher Wilson Photography
Christopher Wilson Photography
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Datoga Tribeswoman

This is Usimbgi Kwesamoi of the Datoga Tribe in Tanzania. Like the Maasai, the Datoga are a cow culture. In fact, this portrait was photographed in an abandoned cow barn, with the wind howling all around us. It is part of an extensive series of portraits I shot of indigenous tribes in Tanzania a few months ago. I think she is stunning. I debated whether or not to retouch the fly out near her eye, but decided not to. It was there, and well, it felt somehow wrong to do so.

Christopher Wilson