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John Kenny Mursi traditions, 2009

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Capital Culture Gallery

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John Kenny, Mursi traditions
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Informations about this artwork
  • Medium

    Photography : C-print

  • Dimensions cm | inch

    26.4 x 17.7 x 0.8 inch

  • Support

    Photography on Diasec and Dibond

  • Framing

    Not framed

  • Type

    Numbered and limited to 25 copies
    22 remaining copies

  • Authenticity

    Work sold with an invoice from the gallery
    and a certificate of authenticity

  • Signature

    Signed artwork

  • About the artwork

    Artwork sold in perfect condition

    Mago National Park in southern Ethiopia is home to the Mursi, one of the most well known tribes of the Omo valley. The area is inhospitable to outsiders, because of the heat, humidity, dense bush, and tsetse fly and, in the past, the aggression shown by the Mursi tribe.

    The Mursi are semi-nomadic pastoralists, with distinctive clay lip plates. The plates are worn by women above a certain age, but only during special occasions as it’s impossible to talk or eat with them in. Larger lip plates, like this woman’s, are usually worn by older women as it takes months or years from the first cut underneath the lower lip can be stretched enough to hold one of these plates.

    John Kenny’s work is all shot on location in some of the remotest corners of Africa. His images are all taken with natural light and his subjects in their day to day attire.

    C-type photograph with a UV-protective acrylic face mount and metal subframe. The piece is hung from the subframe and sits away from the wall. The standard acrylic has a gloss finish, a matt version is available on request. Other sizes are also available if you would like more information please enquire.
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John Kenny

United Kingdom Born in: 1975 Bestsellers
John Kenny is a self-taught photographer who fell in love with this art in 2003. John Kenny's stunning portraits from Africa document a series of tribal societies justly proud of their traditions and cultural heritage. As the continent becomes increasingly urbanized and environmental pressures grow on peoples living at the peripheries of the modern world such images have become precious, rare insights.

John Kenny has photographed in regions that stretch from the southern valleys of Ethiopia and harsh desert of northern Kenya, across to the arid hinterlands of West Africa, and beyond to the southern desert regions of Namibia and Angola. Faces emerge from the shadows illuminated by a soft and diffuse natural light.

“Lines that lead to perfection” was auctioned at Sotheby’s in New York in November 2011. A book of his images “Facing Africa / L’Afrique en face” was published in 2013.
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