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Woman of Turkana ethnicity who is placing a goat skin in the sun, Island of Lake Turkana (previously called Lake Rudolf)

Woman of Turkana ethnicity who is placing a goat skin in the sun, Island of Lake Turkana (previously called Lake Rudolf)


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Woman of Turkana ethnicity who is placing a goat skin in the sun, Island of Lake Turkana (previously called Lake Rudolf)

Woman of Turkana ethnicity who is placing a goat skin in the sun, Island of Lake Turkana (previously called Lake Rudolf) Kenya. Date of Photograph:08-09/1974

Margiocco Aldo
MAD-S-051116-GEOK

Media ID 33185383

© Alinari Archives, Florence

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


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This photograph captures a moment frozen in time on the Island of Lake Turkana, Kenya. Taken by Margiocco Aldo in August 1974, it showcases a Woman of Turkana ethnicity engaged in an age-old tradition. In this image, we see the woman delicately placing a goat skin under the scorching sun. Dressed in traditional attire that reflects her cultural heritage, she stands proudly against the backdrop of the breathtaking landscape surrounding Lake Turkana (formerly known as Lake Rudolf). The vastness of the lake stretches out behind her, its serene waters mirroring both her strength and resilience. The intricate details of her clothing and fashion choices highlight not only her individuality but also provide insight into the rich tapestry of ethnic traditions within Kenya. Her portrait serves as a testament to the diversity found among black Africans and negroid populations. As we delve deeper into this photograph's narrative, we are reminded of its significance beyond mere aesthetics. It becomes apparent that anthropology, ethnography, and folklore intertwine seamlessly with everyday life for these communities residing near Lake Turkana. This image offers us a glimpse into their customs and rituals passed down through generations. Margiocco Aldo's masterful composition invites viewers to appreciate not only the beauty captured within this frame but also sparks curiosity about our shared humanity. Through his lens, he immortalizes moments like these – fleeting yet profound – allowing us to connect with people from different corners of our world.

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