20 Mar-16 Apr 2008. The Fnac-Duomo library displays 40 works by the Swedish photographer Ewa-Mari Johansson, better known for her art and fashion shots. The artist has always dreamt of portraying the native Masai population in Africa and thanks to contacts in the Masai-Swedish Partnership Association, elders of the Masai villages in the Morogoro region in Tanzania allowed the artist to live with them for almost two months and photograph their daily life. These villages are located on the road between Dar es Salaam and Dodoma and are hard to reach. During her stay, Ewa-Mari Johansson was particularly interested by the Masai women, who are experiencing a change from a nomadic way of life to a life in settlements which is changing their role inside the tribe.
Ewa-Mari Johansson was born in Solveborg and studied directing, production and photography at the New School of New York and at UCLA. The pictures are for sale and the profits will be go to the Masai villages.