Framing the Other

The Mursi tribe resides in the basin of the Omo River, in the east African state of Ethiopia. Mursi women are known for placing large plates in their lower lips and wearing enormous, richly decorated earrings, which has become a subject of tourist attraction in recent years. Each year, hundreds of Western tourists come to see the unusually adorned natives; posing for camera-toting visitors has become the main source of income for the Mursi.

Ilja Kok

Willem Timmers and Ilja Kok work at I CAMERA YOU productions, an audiovisual production company focusing on commissioned documentary films and journalistic items. Ilja Kok has worked as a tour guide in various countries in the past.

Willem Timmers

Willem Timmers and Ilja Kok work at I CAMERA YOU productions, an audiovisual production company focusing on commissioned documentary films and journalistic items. Ilja Kok has worked as a tour guide in various countries in the past.