Usimbgi Kwesamoi

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’m currently working on of indigenous tribes in Tanzania. I think she is stunning. I debated whether or not to retouch out the fly on her face, but decided not to. It was there, and well, it felt somehow wrong to do so.

Special thanks to in Tanzania for all his help and expertise. Asante sana.