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Hans Silvester : “… and your beauty strikes me down…”


Hans Silvester has spent a very large part of his life exploring the peoples of the OMO valley, but since then he has expanded his field of action to new territories in southern Ethiopia whose charm and beauty we did not suspect. These pastoral peoples, who in the summer forced men to migrate with their herds of cattle, to areas richer in greasy herbs, leaving the women alone in the village to keep the goats and vegetable crops against the looting of the monkeys who have a perfect appetite for corn. Hans had the good idea to pitch his tent in the heart of these families who welcomed him with great sympathy. The result of his reportage transports us to a world of softness and feminine natural elegance. These charming images give us an idyllic vision of “paradise” in an immense country in the grip of extraordinary economic and social evolution.



Photo exhibition and sale of his book, published by Editions Hozoni,

Hans Silvester «… Et ta beauté me foudroie… »

from October 15 to 31, 2019

Espace DUREV

56 Avenue de Latour Maubourg

75007 Paris.

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