About the artist: Nicola Reed is a prize winning graduate of Chelsea and St Martin’s Schools of Art where she studied for a BA and MA. She lives in London.
Nicola explains that "my work is about celebrating each individual and their unique style and personality which is such a notable feature of the peoples of the Omo valley, Ethiopia.”
She goes on to stress how fragile their pastoralist lifestyle is due to global change and development. “This is a moment, this is a world that may soon disappear. It was very important to me to photograph these special people going about their every day life in their communities and at local markets,” says Nicola.