Photojournalist Cycles Over 24,000 Miles To Photograph Last African Nomads


German photojournalist Mario Gerth cycled over 24,000 miles, walked endless miles on foot and traveled by boat and Jeep in order to document the last African Nomads. The journey was well worth it, as Gerth writes, “I lost my heart in Africa.”

The faces he met, the things he saw and the stories he heard forever changed him. Along the way the photographer captured many telling photos. He writes, “The photographs are a homage to Africa and its people. It’s a collection of intimate portraits and vivid photographs of a great continent that breathes a diversity and naturalness that is missing in the (western) uniform and ordered society.”

Arbore, Ethiopia

Mario Gerth

Unmarried Samburu Girl, Kenya

Mario Gerth

Samburu Warrior, Kenya

Mario Gerth

Hamar Boy, Ethiopia

Mario Gerth

Mursi Mother And Her Baby, Ethiopia

Mario Gerth

Karo Boy, Ethiopia

Mario Gerth

Muris Girl, Ethiopia

Mario Gerth

Himba Girl, Namibia

Mario Gerth

Suri Lady, Ethiopia

Mario Gerth

Karo, Ethiopia

Mario Gerth

Arbore Girl, Ethiopia

Mario Gerth

Hamar Lady, Ethiopia

Mario Gerth

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