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turkana reprised: camel slaughter
30-Oct-06

turkana reprised: camel slaughter

The camel was slaughtered for a wedding feast. One expert jab in the heart from an asagai
and the camel was dead within a minute.

Below, the tribal elders drink the blood of the camel in the belief that it makes them
stronger and wards off bad spirits.


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AL26-Jan-2007 07:19
!!! :-((( But thanks for a great documentation and education.
Stu25-Jan-2007 17:45
Poor camel!
JD25-Jan-2007 06:48
A different culture, and this tradition sounds barbarian. That should get us thinking that all the things that we are doing and that are different. Think to our barbarian economical policy for example.
The way you show the camel is just right.
Kaden Kratzer25-Jan-2007 06:18
wOW!!! Powerful images. Very powerful.
Christine P. Newman25-Jan-2007 04:29
The fact that we do not see the head makes the photo even more mysterious. This kind of subject is sometimes tricky to show. You do it beautifully. With respect for the culture.
PETR PETR24-Jan-2007 23:31
Very interesting story,well done,great document!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
PP
Ray :)24-Jan-2007 23:21
Probably had a better quality of life/death than the average chicken we eat...
Stu Egan24-Jan-2007 21:51
Fascinating couple of images. They make me think about how far removed we have become from understanding how food ends up on the table in the 'developed' world/where it has come from.
Patricia Lay-Dorsey24-Jan-2007 21:29
Hard as it is to see this image, at least the camel was killed with respect. Thanks for sharing this bit of culture with us, Niall. This is one of photography's greatest benefits: to bridge the cultures. This is also an excellent composition. V
Victoria24-Jan-2007 21:07
Poor guy...