I was deeply moved by the people I met in the Afar region of Ethiopia. Living a nomadic lifestyle, they are hyper aware of surroundings and also attentive to adornment. There is a grace and fortitude they exude which is haunting given their isolation from the modern world. They live from the land where mankind began. This begs the question: how far have we really come? (These images were created while on assignment with The Barbara May Foundation. The series was awarded a Silver Medal in the 2014 Prix de la Photographie Paris competition.)