"Omo: Expressions of a People", Photographs by Drew Doggett, February 2011

Data Source
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives
Restrictions & Rights
Access by appointment only. Email: elisofonarchives@si.edu
Drew Doggett is the owner of copyright and other intellectual properties of this collection. Permission to reproduce images requires consent from Doggett. Contact the Archives staff at elisofonarchives@si.edu for more details
Doggett, Drew
Physical description
19 photographs : b&w. 12 x 18 in
1 photograph : b&w. 10 x 12 in
February 2011
Omo River Valley (Ethiopia and Kenya)
Photographer Drew Doggett (b. 1984 in Maryland) received his BA from Vanderbilt University (2006), majoring in Human & Organization Development. In addition to working from 2006-2012 under prominent fashion and portrait photographers, including Steven Klein, Annie Leibovitz, Mark Seliger, Ruven Afanador and Craig McDean, Doggett has photographed remote regions in the Himalayas, Ethiopia and other areas. Solo exhibitions include "Slow Road to China" (2010-2011), "Omo: Expressions of a People" (2012), "Discovering the Horses of Sable Island" (2013), "Dunes: Landscapes Evolving" (2014-2015) and "Sail: Majesty at Sea" (2015). His work has garnered awards at the Px3 Prix de la Photographie Paris (2014, 1st place in Culture Photography category), Px3 White Color Trilogy Photography Competition (2015, 2nd place in Nature category) and the Nikon Photo Contest (2015, 3rd prize for "Dunes: Abstract Expressions" short film). His work is held in private collections globally and is also in permanent collections of several museums.
Donated by Drew Doggett, 2015.
The collection is arranged in one series by title
The collection consists of twenty matted color photographs taken in February 2011 that were used in Doggett's exhibition, "Omo: Expressions of a People" (2012). These artistic photographs were taken in Omo Valley, Ethiopia, and depict Suri, Hamar, Dhassanac and Karo peoples. Many of the photos emphasize individuals' adornments, including headdresses, ear plates, necklaces, loin coverings, body painting and scarification and lip piercings. There are also several photographs of village scenes, cattle herding and rites of ceremonies, particularly the Hamar peoples' Jumping of the Bulls.
Cite as
Drew Doggett Collection, EEPA 2015-009, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C
Repository Loc.
Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of African Art, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, 950 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, DC 20560-0708
boxes 3 Room 2140A
photograph 1 Mapcase M4
Black-and-white photographs
Collection descriptions
Local number
EEPA 2015-009
Karo (African people)
Suri (African people)
Hamar (African people)