Women wait for a bull-jumping ceremony to begin in a local bar in Turmi, a Hamar town in the Omo River Valley. The scars on the their backs are from participating in a previous bull jumping ceremony where they are whipped. The marks are a sign that the women are supported by the community in general, but more specifically, from the boys that became men during the bull jumping ceremony. They are drinking beer made from food aid sorghum that was subsequently fermented for alcohol.Buy This Image
Search this site
Find a Photograph
TIP: Use this to find a stock photo in the OlsonFarlow stock archives. Enter a name, region, country, activity or keyword phrase, For example: "Alligator, Okenfenokee Swamp"