Sadness in her Eyes
The Himba live a simple, nearly primitive lifestyle. A woman nearby was smoking a pipe and a cloud of smoke drifted over to this young Himba lady.The smoke served as a screen between us and perhaps provided a brief moment for her to let down her guard. I can't help but think she survives in an oppressive environment, have to appease the Chief. There was a sadness in her eyes that made me sad at the same time. Himba Village Homestead, Namibia, Africa. May 2012.