The single braided hair plait extended towards the back of the head indicates this is a young Himba boy. A bit of a smile slipping through while going about his day. A day filled with a mix of fun and chores. Except, chores in the world of the Himba can mean things like mixing mud with manure to make adobe walls.
I enjoyed my time visiting a couple different Himba homesteads. Ever since visiting, I've felt more compelled to try to visit and photograph more tribes and ethnic groups around the world. How many tribes will fully modernize and integrate with society versus those able to retain their identity? I think it's a battle that will continue to play out for years to come, but as long as there are some unique tribes, I hope I get the opportunity to visit more of them.