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Tribal Pride

2011 International Photography Exhibition
"Tribal Pride"
Location: Lake Eyasi, Tanzania
Photographer: Priyangi Perera
Home Country: Sri Lanka
University Affiliation: Staff
Category: People
Award: Honorable Mention

In the photographer's words: "A woman of the Toga tribe stands proud next to a stall of metal wares, bead necklaces and decorative gourds handmade by the tribe. The Toga tribe specializes in being blacksmiths and have a lot of pride in their work. The photograph was taken when I visited a small compound where a few families of the Toga lived, and it's meaningful to me as it shows that despite the lures of modern civilization and downfall among neighboring tribes due to alcoholism, the Toga still strongly embrace their cultural traditions and family values, and are trying to carve a niche for themselves in modern society while maintaining their identity."

Tribal Pride