British photographer Jimmy Nelson spent three years traveling to remote areas of the world to document the lives of indigenous people. He visited 35 different tribes, nine of them in Africa, like the pictured Karo tribe in Ethiopia.
In the isolated and fertile volcanic valley of the Omo region of Ethiopia, the soil provides the people with an array of pigments for body decoration: red ochre, white kaolin, copper green, and yellow or light gray ash. Photos by Hans Sylvester
Photos of the Surma and Mursi tribes in the L"Oma Valley of Africa. German born photographet Hans Silvester has captured in his book "Natural Fashion: Tribal Decoration From Africa" -- one of the most beautiful celebrations of flowers, spring and rebirth.