The DINKA Tribe of South Sudan

The DINKA are a group of indigenous people located on both sides of the Nile River since the 10th century.  Consisting of about 3 million people, the group is divided into 21 factions, each with its appointed leader.

Farming, fishing, and agriculture has been their main economic resource, and has allowed them to remain self sufficient all these years.  However their minimal trade and industrial structure are constantly gaining importance as the world around them changes.

For over 3 decades Photographers Carol Beckwith and Angela Fisher have provided respectful insight into the customs, rituals, and daily lives various African tribes.  The following set is a collection of their breath taking experiences with the Dinka of South Sudan.

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