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.