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Woman of Turkana ethnicity fixing a fishing net, Island of Lake Turkana (previously called Lake Rudolf)

Woman of Turkana ethnicity fixing a fishing net, Island of Lake Turkana (previously called Lake Rudolf)


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Woman of Turkana ethnicity fixing a fishing net, Island of Lake Turkana (previously called Lake Rudolf)

Woman of Turkana ethnicity fixing a fishing net, Island of Lake Turkana (previously called Lake Rudolf) Kenya. Date of Photograph:08-09/1974

Margiocco Aldo
MAD-S-051122-GEOK

Media ID 33187377

© Alinari Archives, Florence

Black Africans Ethnic Ethnic Traditional Fishing Landscape Lakes Negroid Populations Ethnography And Folklore Population And Nationality


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EDITORS COMMENTS
This photograph captures the essence of a Woman of Turkana ethnicity, delicately fixing a fishing net on the Island of Lake Turkana in Kenya. Taken by Margiocco Aldo in 1974, this image transports us back to a time when traditions and cultural heritage were cherished. Dressed in traditional attire, the woman stands proudly against the backdrop of Lake Turkana, previously known as Lake Rudolf. Her vibrant clothing reflects her rich ethnic identity and adds an element of visual intrigue to the scene. With skilled hands, she meticulously tends to her fishing net - an instrument that holds great significance for her community's livelihood. The landscape itself is awe-inspiring; vast and serene, it mirrors the resilience and strength embodied by this Woman of Turkana ethnicity. The lake stretches out before her like a shimmering canvas, reflecting both her inner beauty and determination. In this portrait, we witness not only a representation of black Africans but also an exploration into anthropology and ethnography. It serves as a reminder that diversity is one of humanity's greatest treasures – each population with its own unique customs and traditions. Margiocco Aldo's lens has captured more than just an individual fixing a fishing net; it has immortalized a moment frozen in time – encapsulating history within its frame. This print invites us to appreciate not only the craftsmanship involved but also the stories woven through generations. As we admire this remarkable image from Alinari, let us celebrate our shared humanity while acknowledging our differences. May it inspire us all to embrace cultural diversity with open hearts and minds.

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