/ 2017 / Portraiture / Culture

Tribal culture

  • Prize
    Bronze in Portraiture/Culture
  • Photographer
    Adam Kozioł, Poland
  • Studio

With the project, I would like to focus attention on the beauty of
the tribal cultures which are being pushed out by civilization and
soon will become history. A man remains, a culture dies out.

Photographs are from 5 tribes: Himba, Apatani, Hamer, Konyak
and Mursi.

Polish photographer, born in 1991 in Poznan. Between 2008-2014 he organized a number of entomological expeditions to Asia, Africa and America in search of new species of insects. In 2013 in Borneo, he came across the Iban culture which inspired him to organize his first expedition in search of the tattooed members of the tribe. In the same year, on the border of Malaysia and Indonesia, he found and photographed three older people from the non-existent tribes of Iban headhunters. Since then he has decided to completely change the purpose of the expeditions and has begun to write down documentation of the dying tribal cultures in the world. He pays particular attention to the documentation of human phenotypes, tattoos, scarification, ornaments and appearance that identify each tribe. So far he has visited 18 tribes from Africa and Asia.