Vlad Cioplea is a Romanian photographer who travels the globe capturing photographs of the world’s remaining indigenous tribes and their lifestyles as they continue to thrive among some of the most stunning and humbling landscapes on Earth. Last October, Cioplea took a journey to Tanzania, Africa in order to document and live among the native Maasai, Bushman and Tatoga tribes. He spent 20 days living in the wilderness, sleeping below skies of indescribable beauty, and developing an understanding and an appreciation for these historic ways of life.
In his submission to the bored panda, Cioplea describes some of the most notable details of his time spent with the natives. In the Maasai tribe, young men are circumcised at the age of 14 and sent away from the village to live on their own. The Bushman people attempted to teach Cioplea their hunting techniques and insisted that he try their monkey meat, though he respectfully declined. Lastly, a young girl from the Tatoga tribe said to Cioplea that she thought people from Europe eat each other.
Below is a collection of photographs of these remarkable cultures that he came to know during his journey. To see more of the world documented through the lens of Vlad Cioplea:
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