Omo: Expressions of a People
, Photographs by Drew Doggett, EEPA 2015-009,
February 2011
EEPA.2015-009
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Summary
Collection ID:
EEPA.2015-009
Creators:
Doggett, Drew
Dates:
February 2011
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
18 photographic prints
b&w; matted
12 x 18 in. (print); 18 x 24 in. (matted)
1 photographic print
b&w; matted
12 x 18 in. (print); 21 x 24 in. (matted)
1 photographic print
b&w; matted
10 x 12 in. (print); 16 x 18 in. (matted)
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
The collection consists of twenty matted black and white photographs taken in February 2011 that were used in Doggett's series,
Omo: Expressions of a People
(2012). These artistic photographs were taken in Omo Valley, Ethiopia, and depict Suri, Hamar, Dhassanac and Karo peoples.

Scope and Contents note
Scope and Contents note
The collection consists of twenty matted black and white photographs taken in February 2011 that were used in Doggett's series,
Omo: Expressions of a People
(2012). These artistic photographs were taken in Omo Valley, Ethiopia, and depict Suri, Hamar, Dhassanac and Karo peoples. Many of the photos emphasize individuals' adornments, including headdresses, ear plates, necklaces, loin coverings, body painting and scarification and lip piercings. There are also several photographs of village scenes, cattle herding and rites of ceremonies, particularly the Hamar peoples' Jumping of the Bulls.

Arrangement note
Arrangement note
The collection is arranged in one series by title.

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
Photographer and filmmakerDrew Doggett (b. 1984 in Maryland) received his BA from Vanderbilt University (2006), majoring in Human & Organization Development. In addition to working from 2006-2012 under prominent fashion and portrait photographers, including Steven Klein, Annie Leibovitz, Mark Seliger, Ruven Afanador and Craig McDean, Doggett has photographed remote regions in the Himalayas, Africa, France, Canada, and other areas. Solo exhibitions include
Slow Road to China
(2010-2011),
Omo: Expressions of a People
(2012),
Discovering the Horses of Sable Island
(2013),
Dunes: Landscapes Evolving
(2014-2015) and
Sail: Majesty at Sea
(2015). His work has garnered awards at the Px3 Prix de la Photographie Paris (2014, 1st place in Culture Photography category), Px3 White Color Trilogy Photography Competition (2015, 2nd place in Nature category) and the Nikon Photo Contest (2015, 3rd prize for
Dunes: Abstract Expressions
short film). In 2016 he was honored as an Associate from the Royal Photographic Society. His work is held in private collections globally and is also in the permanent collections of several museums.

Administration
Processing Information note
Processed by Eden Orelove in April 2017.
Description note
Descriptions provided by Drew Doggett.
Author
Finding aid prepared by Eden Orelove

Using the Collection
Preferred Citation note
Drew Doggett Collection, EEPA 2015-009, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.
Conditions Governing Access note
Access by appointment only. Email: elisofonarchives@si.edu.
Conditions Governing Use note
Drew Doggett is the owner of copyright and other intellectual properties of this collection. Permission to reproduce images requires written consent from Drew Doggett. Any commercial exploitation of any of the works in the collection that include a person identifiable in the work is explicitly prohibited unless Drew Doggett grants a publicity release.  Contact the Archives staff at elisofonarchives@si.edu for more details.

Custodial History note
Custodial History note
Donated by Drew Doggett in 2015.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Africa Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ethiopia Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hamar (African people) Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Karo (African people) Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Omo River Valley (Ethiopia and Kenya) Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Suri (African people) Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
National Museum of African Art
P.O. Box 37012
MRC 708
Washington, DC, 20013-7012
Phone: 202-633-4690
elisofonarchives@si.edu