This notebook recounting Hans Silvester’s last trip to Ethiopia pays tribute to the Hamers women because, in addition to their breathtaking beauty, it carries the life of their people on their solid shoulders. This book is the counterpoint to the photographer’s previous notebook, entitled “Kalach”, published in 2017 at Renard Pâle Éditions. “Kalach” evoked a growing form of violent virility made possible by the importation into Ethiopia of the easiest and most lethal weapon in the world: the Kalashnikov. “Hamer”, on the contrary, shows how much the future of the African continent depends on women, carriers of a sovereign and...
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