Tribal Portraits | Omar Reda.
Ethiopia is a majestical country. The landscape there is mindblowing and what is astonishing is the richness of culture. The variety of religions and tribes gave this country a unique identity which is extremely hard to find it elsewhere.
This portrait series was taking during my last trip to Southern Ethiopia, specifically Omo Valley. These people are from 3 different tribes who have totally different culture. Each tribe has its own characteristics in terms of lifestyle, language, clothing, and rituals. What is unique about these tribes is the art of decoration they do. It reflects beauty and uniqueness of personality.
I was honored to visit them and to be their guest.
Born in Tripoli in 1984, Lebanon. Graduated with honor in Graphic Design from Notre Dame University. He is a member of ISTD (International Society of Typographic Design – London).
After graduation in 2005, he started his career as a Graphic Designer in Y&R / Riyadh where he worked on Mobily which is one of the biggest accounts in the region, in addition to many other international clients like Land Rover, Jaguar, Activia etc. He then moved to Intermarkets where he was the Art Director / Team Leader for the largest banks account in Middle East (Al Rajhi Bank and Riyad Bank). In 2009 he joined as a Senior Art Director at TBWA\RAAD Jeddah. He is working on many clients including Green Farms, Almarai, GGI ITFC, ICIEC etc. And in 2012, he
He has other passion than advertising like photography and designing digital wallpapers, which inspires him to experiment new different techniques in his upcoming works.
His artworks were featured on the leading design blogs in the world:
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