Adam Kozioł: Konyak Tribe

Adam Kozioł: Konyak Tribe
International Photography Grant 2019

Adam Koziol is young Polish travel and documentary prohotgrapher based Poznan. Adam travels the world, taking pictures of members of disappearing cultures and tribes. Take a look at stunning portraits of the Konyak tribe from Nagaland, India.

The Konyak are a Naga people, and are recognised among other Naga by their tattoos, which they have all over their face and hands; facial tattoos were earned for taking an enemy’s head. They are called the land of Angh’s. They have the largest population among the Nagas. Known as head hunters of North East India. In the recent past, they were known as war loving and often attacked nearby villages of other tribes taking the heads of opposing warriors as trophies to hang in the Morong (a communal house). The number of heads indicated the power of a warrior and the tribe and becomes a collective totem. With the exception of these behaviors, the tribal members maintain a very disciplined community life with strict duties and responsibilities for every individual.

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International Photography Grant 2019