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Ethiopian Young Man

Ethiopian Young Man - Photographer Brian Cruickshank

"Ethiopian Young Man"
Location: Jinka, Ethiopia
Date: June 2016
Photographer: Brian Cruickshank
University Affiliation: Alumni
Home Country: United States
Category: People
Award: Honorable Mention

"When traveling, one starts to get a sense of a new normal, however that's defined in the country one is visiting. At a rural Omo Valley market, this young man stood out. He was out-of-the ordinary, unique is sea of similarly dressed young men in South Ethiopia. I was drawn to his uniqueness - his half smile, his head covering, his necklaces. It reminds me that being true to ones-self is essential to being authentic."