Joey L.: Omo Valley

Joey L.: Omo Valley
International Photography Grant 2019

While Ethiopia’s sky-heavy terrain leaves its residents engulfed by a jungle of impressions, myths and searing truths, their daily existence remains tinged with sociopolitical issues, a sense of spirituality, and an undeniable nearness to the animal world.

Joey L. is a Canadian commercial photographer, director and published author based in Brooklyn, New York. A sensitive observer of endangered cultures and traditions, Joey travels the globe creating dramatic portraits while giving the viewer a powerful insight into his subjects’ lives. His photo series range from Brooklyn, New York to Siberut, Indonesia; proof of an artist equally comfortable with the familiar and the exotic. His work is cinematic and contemporary – a fine art portrait approach to subjects once only seen in photojournalistic styles.

Website: joeyl.com

Omo Valley © Joey L.

Omo Valley © Joey L.

Omo Valley © Joey L.

Omo Valley © Joey L.

Omo Valley © Joey L.

Omo Valley © Joey L.

Omo Valley © Joey L.

Omo Valley © Joey L.

Omo Valley © Joey L.

Omo Valley © Joey L.

Omo Valley © Joey L.

Omo Valley © Joey L.

Omo Valley © Joey L.

Omo Valley © Joey L.

Omo Valley © Joey L.

Omo Valley © Joey L.

Omo Valley © Joey L.

Omo Valley © Joey L.

Omo Valley © Joey L.

Omo Valley © Joey L.

Omo Valley © Joey L.

Omo Valley © Joey L.

Omo Valley © Joey L.

Omo Valley © Joey L.

Omo Valley © Joey L.

Omo Valley © Joey L.

Omo Valley © Joey L.

Omo Valley © Joey L.

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