Thursday, February 2, 2012

Face the Ik

I just wanted to share with you some of the beautiful (particularly the children) people I get to interact with in Timu. Whether they're getting carried around......or they're the ones doing the carrying...
...they come with pierced ears...
...walking their mountain paths by day...
...laughing at our mzungu (white people) ways...
...showing us their toothy smiles and new gaps...
...enjoying life and finding a reason to smile...
...decorating themselves from what the earth provides...
...gathering together in community......they come with beauty marks and beads...
...with wisdom, experience and a bag of maize...
...they are hard-working some days and laid back other days....
...they surprise you with their stories and the drool that sometimes drips from their lip plugs...
...they are the Ik...

...and this is what they look like.

3 comments:

The Reeds said...

Nice.

Bethany said...

And they are beautiful!!! Thanks for sharing these pictures. :)

Notinthewild said...

Some truly classic portraiture. My favorites---the grinning kids and the squint-eyed old ones. Especially the last old lady. What a compelling face!