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Tribal Ethiopia Hardcover – March 22, 2011
Ingetje Tadros images have all the hallmarks of a master photographer. Her images are a powerful blend of documentary portraiture with a candid insightfulness that leads the reader on an extraordinary journey into the world of tribal Ethiopia. Tadros's works is reminiscent of the great Henri Cartier-Bresson with her seemingly effortless ability to capture 'the decisive moment' where her subjects appear totally unaware of the presence of the camera. And yet there are other images, direct, confronting and demanding where the subjects connection with the viewer is wholly captivating. Ingetje's images contain a rawness and energy that is so sorely lacking from much of todays photography. Throughout this book Ingetje Tadros imagery is filled with a wonderful warmth and humanity that is intriguing, infectious and totally absorbing. Her work has given me a fresh insight into a country that is so often shown in a negative light. Ingetje Tadros's book gave me hope. J.C. Just wanted to share my thoughts on this awe inspiring book. Ingetje Tadros has captured tribal people in a way that is personal and inviting. The imagery is world class. Makes me want to drop everything and go travelling. It's rare that a photographer gets this close to these people. They obviously trust her and have let her into their amazing worlds. She has treated her subjects with respect and admiration and they in return have open their souls. V. We were lucky enough to have a look through "Tribal Ethopia", Inge's first published book, before it hit the 'stores'. Have been fans of her work for years and always look forward to the collections of images she brings back from her photographic jaunts to the villages of the world. She has the ability to capture the true essence of their character and stories, not matter what their situation, history or circumstance. There is always much colour, joy, hope, human beauty and high spirits in the faces of Inge's subjects. She is able to draw out the best from them all. Now, through this wonderful book, Inge shares with the world what she sees through the camera's lens, with her eyes and heart. A visual feast! We will treasure our copy and enjoy sharing it with our friends and family. F. Here we see about 250 photos taken by a Dutch photographer with an excellent camera set-up (that lens alone is to cherish, and the envy of any photographer) published generously in an over 350 page book, with minimal captions presenting the culture, letting the images speak for themselves, and a very brief introduction explaining, very briefly, that these people's property, culture, ways of life and of survival, and lives will soon be entirely wiped out by the building of an enormous dam which benefits only the central government far away and the energy corporations. Perhaps more text might help those of us unfamiliar with the drastic situation which these good people soon will suffer, having survived for centuries with joy and dignity and love in a very hostile environment, only to be wiped out now by an unseeing bureaucracy far away. Perhaps these simple images may draw this plight, this crime against humanity, to the eyes of the world. Certainly we can each easily do the heavy lifting and the research from our armchair of the history and present perilous plight of these peoples. Perhaps a more specific title might help in this. We must look to the brief introduction to find specific tribal name and the name of the dam under construction. But the photos, as in any great photography, speak for themselves, as this cloud gathers over these people. Important ethnographic record, needed in these times, a rallying cry in the darkness, for help for these people, soon to be crushed.V.V.
About the Author
Ingetje Tadros occupies a unique place in the world of social documentary photography, capturing the triumphs, tragedy and diversity of people's lives through her intuitive storytelling. With a passion deeply rooted in humanitarian causes, her photography is often confronting and provocative to evoke a powerful message, telling people's stories firstly at a community level and then to provide a conduit for communication between different cultures on a global platform. Born in Holland, in her formative years Ingetje was always documenting the life of people around her, ultimately combining her passion for photography and travel to where her work now takes her around the globe. When not travelling, she calls Broome her home on the vast and wildly beautiful West Coast of Australia. Her creative vision has been the driver to authoring several documentary projects as diverse as Mental Health in Bali, Leprosy in India, Trans-sexuality in Asia and Death Rituals in Egypt. Ingetje's recent documentation of Kennedy Hill and her ongoing and important work This Is My Country involves documenting the complexities of race and culture of Australia's indigenous people - the Aboriginals. She works regularly on assignment for some of the world's best known online and print magazines. Her clients have included STERN, Amnesty International, Fairfax Media, Sydney Morning Herald, Australian Geographic, The Australian, The Internationalist, News Corp, Getty Images, Daily Mail, DOC Magazine and many more. Recent publications include This is My Country in STERN (2016), Kennedy Hill (Fairfax Media 2015), Caged Humans in Bali (Daily Mail 2014) Ingetje's work has been recognised by a number of photography's most prestigious honours. These include: Winner ANI-PixPalace Award 2016, Winner Walkley Award 2015 (the Australian equivalent of the Pulitzer Prize), Finalist FotoEvidence Book Award 2016, Winner Amnesty International Media Awards 2015, Winner Best Feature Photographic Essay at the 2015 West Australian Media Awards, Finalist in the United Nations Association of Australia Media Peace Awards 2015, Digital display at The Louvre in Paris 2015, Winner 'Best Photojournalism Award' United Nations (UNAA) Media Awards 2014, LensCulture Visual Story Telling Award 2014, The Juliet Margaret Cameron Award for Women 2013 (UK) Finalist FotoEvidence Book Award 2016 with the publication of This is My Country, (This Is My Country looks at people standing on the precipice of life: disenfranchised, neglected and now threatened with displacement. It is a permanent record intended to bring attention to the plight of Aboriginal communities under threat. It will serve as a call to Australian society to support their First People and end the displacement of their communities.) --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
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I Can see how much work you have been done for this "Tribal Ethiopia" and how much effort and time you have spent to putting together and I'm very Happy to have one of Your first Published Book and I know you are very passionate photographer and always tries to achieve the best and I was so excited to see the result of the book.
I love the content of the book,the strong portraits,the whole feel of it and when I looked through the book I feel there,right in Ethiopia.
I love the material of the book which is printed on matt paper it gives very strong character and it has strong hardcover as well,full bleed pages as it gives that extra feel of 'being there' with selected closed up images and able to see the details,such as hairstyles of the people are so amazing.I just love it.....This is a very professional book and that it is worth of money spent on it.
I am very happy with this book and Looking forward to own another book from you..xx
Each photo tells a story, and Ingetje does a wonderful job of putting you right inside the scene, bringing each photo to life. Her skill as a photographer, her attention to detail, as well as her love and passion for these African cultures shows in every single image, and when you're done browsing through this book, you will have fallen in love with them as well.
If you're looking for a coffee table book that you'll be drawn back to again and again, this is it.
I am proud to say that I know Ingetje in person. Our fair trade collection, World-Portraits.com, has some of her wonderful pictures in its collection. Ingetje is a great person with passion for her work and this is what you see in every picture she makes.
I will keep enough space on my bookshelf for hopefully more fantastic photobooks ... Australia?!?
It's rare that a photographer gets this close to these people. They obviously trust her and have let her into their amazing worlds. She has treated her subjects with respect and admiration and they in return have open their souls.
Well done Ingetje.