20th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest People
Himba Woman Portrait

A Himba of high stature poses for a portrait. They are nomadic people living in remote South Angola and northern Namibia. They occupy a southern land isolated by deserts and mountains from the rest of the country and have kept their ethnic individuality and culture in their seclusion. They have fashionable hairstyles made with a mix of ochre, fat, and herbs for the fragrance and decorated with goat hide and fur extensions. They spend hours on their appearance able attending to the morning chores. With her jewelry and ornamentation, she has a position of status in her tribe

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 06.2022
Date Uploaded: 11.2022
Photo Location: Angola
Camera: ILCE-7RM4
Copyright: © Beverly Houwing