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Huts built from palm leaves and covered in algae from the lake, Island of Lake Turkana (previously called Lake Rudolf)

Huts built from palm leaves and covered in algae from the lake, Island of Lake Turkana (previously called Lake Rudolf)


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Huts built from palm leaves and covered in algae from the lake, Island of Lake Turkana (previously called Lake Rudolf)

Huts built from palm leaves and covered in algae from the lake, Island of Lake Turkana (previously called Lake Rudolf) Kenya. Date of Photograph:08-09/1974

Margiocco Aldo
MAD-S-051112-GEOK

Media ID 33184974

© Alinari Archives, Florence

Black Africans Landscape Lakes Negroid Populations Ethnography And Folklore Of A Group Population And Nationality


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This print captures the essence of life on the Island of Lake Turkana, formerly known as Lake Rudolf, in Kenya. The huts built from palm leaves stand proudly amidst a backdrop of breathtaking natural beauty. Covered in algae from the lake, these humble structures blend seamlessly with their surroundings, creating an enchanting scene. The architecture of these huts tells a story of resourcefulness and adaptation to the environment. Constructed using traditional techniques passed down through generations, they provide shelter and protection for the island's inhabitants. Their simple yet sturdy design reflects both practicality and cultural significance. As we gaze upon this image, we are transported to a world where time seems to stand still. The landscape surrounding these huts is awe-inspiring; vast stretches of shimmering water meet endless horizons under clear blue skies. It is a place where tranquility reigns supreme. In this portrait-like photograph, we catch glimpses of black Africans going about their daily lives within this close-knit community. They represent negroid populations who have called this island home for centuries – proud custodians of their heritage and traditions. Anthropology comes alive through Margiocco Aldo's lens as he captures not just physical structures but also the spirit and resilience of those who inhabit them. This snapshot offers us insight into their way of life – one that is deeply connected to nature and rooted in harmony with their surroundings. Through its composition and subject matter, this photograph invites us to appreciate the beauty found in simplicity while reminding us that true wealth lies not in material possessions but rather in our connection with each other and our environment.

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