Mama Maasai

01. Mama Nabula
Mama Nabula
02. Jenny Samuel
Jenny Samuel
03. Mama Maasai Daughter Profile
Mama Maasai Daughter Profile

Mama Maasai

During six weeks Ewa-Mari got permission by the elder of the villages to photograph the lives of the women in the Massai villages in the Morogoro region, Tanzania. The Maasai population lives in a patriarchal society where women perform ninety percent of all the work.

Their life conditions are changing as they no longer have access to their pastures. Despite that the women are proud and have a great sense of joy and solidarity.

Ewa-Mari’s visit resulted in a personal story about them, where the photographs can be seen both as a family album and a tribute to the Madonna and the child. Ewa-Mari strives to change and open up the image of the third world that is created by the welfare society

Maasai means “those who speak the language maa”, and are nomads who come from Egypt’s Nilotes and Hamite’s Romanesque people from North Africa, who wandered south to the Great Rift Valley. The Maasai population lives in Tanzania and Kenya today. They are shepherds and the cows are their wealth and trade.

04. Mama Maasai Staying in the shadow
Mama Maasai Staying in the shadow
05. Portrait Pendo Yasimi Widow
Portrait Pendo Yasimi Widow
06. Mama Maasai Mother and child
Mama Maasai Mother and child
07. Mama Maasai The Teacher
Mama Maasai The Teacher
08. Mama Maasai Wife
Mama Maasai Wife
09. Mama Keldo
Mama Keldo
10. Mama Maasai
Mama Maasai
11. Mama Maasai Mother and child laying down
Mama Maasai Mother and child laying down
12. Mama Maasai
Mama Maasai
13. Mama Maasai
Mama Maasai
14. Mama Maasai
Mama Maasai
15. Mama Maasai
Mama Maasai
16. Mama Maasai Waiting for Angelica
Mama Maasai Waiting for Angelica
17. Mama Maasai
Mama Maasai
18. Mama Maasai
Mama Maasai
19. Mama Maasai
Mama Maasai
20. Mama Maasai
Mama Maasai
21. Mama Sara
Mama Sara
22. Mama Maasai
Mama Maasai
23. Mama Maasai
Mama Maasai
24. Mama Maasai
Mama Maasai
25. Mama Maasai
Mama Maasai
26. Mama Maasai
Mama Maasai
27. Mama Maasai
Mama Maasai
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Mama Maasai
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Mama Maasai
30. Mama Maasai
Mama Maasai
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Mama Maasai
32. Mama Maasai
Mama Maasai
33. Maasai two women in charge of to herding the calves
Maasai two women in charge of to herding the calves
34. Mama Maasai
Mama Maasai
35. Mama Maasai
Mama Maasai
36. Mama Maasai
Mama Maasai
37. Mama Maasai
Mama Maasai
38. Mama Maasai
Mama Maasai
39. Mama Maasai
Mama Maasai
40. Mama Maasai
Mama Maasai
41. Mama maasai Mama Bibi
Mama maasai Mama Bibi

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