Portrait of Goeti Mamaro.
Geoti is beautiful. She has captivating eyes. She would arrive every day at dawn with a warm smile on her face and the energy of the rising sun to climb acacia trees and cut branches with her machete to feed the goats.
Here she is holding a long shovel and preparing to dig a ditch but stands proudly to pose for a portrait. To me its incredible to see such beauty, grace and femininity in a woman when holding a shovel.
Hamer woman are strong and do much of the daily work around the village than men refuse to do. This includes fetching water from the pump (often walking many miles with a 5 gallon jerry can) and feeding the cattle and goats.