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Louisa in a Hamer village in the lower Omo Valley

ABOUT THE PHOTOGRAPHER

Louisa Seton was raised in Nairobi, Kenya, surrounded by a rich tapestry of cultural diversity that has influenced her creative expression. From an early age she explored remote parts of the country, flying alongside her father in his light aircraft.

   Louisa went to school in Nairobi and then on to study photography at Rhodes University in South Africa. After living in London for a few years, she then moved to Sydney, Australia, where she currently works as a freelance photographer.

   She has been photographing different tribal groups across Africa for over 10 years. Since she was a child, the elegance of the tribal people filled her with admiration - an admiration that compelled her as an adult to photograph their noble beauty. It's an ongoing personal project of hers, which she hopes will one day culminate in a book.

   She feels that it is easy to lose sight of the simple things in life that matter most, but she sees so much beauty in Africa and wants these photos to remind us of the ‘living truth’ of nature and how these tribes have learned, over thousands of years, to reflect the shifting reality of their habitat.