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‘Lost’ Early Tribal Photographs Published

‘Lost’ early photographs shed light on Sudan’s Nuba and Latuka tribes.

(CNN)It is well established that the beautiful and beguiling black-and-white photographs made by George Rodger in 1948 and 1949 — most famously of the indigenous people of the Nuba mountains, in the former central Sudanese province of Kordofan, and the Latuka and other tribes of southern Sudan — are some of the most historically important and influential images taken in sub-Saharan Africa during the twentieth century.

Rare color images from 1899 offer glimpse into a lost North Africa.

Not only do they represent an array of tribes who were thoroughly unique and steadfastly traditional in terms of their customs, costumes, architecture, agriculture, rituals and social gatherings, they also document these tribes’ first authorized encounter with a>>

CREDIT: Aaron Schuman, CNN

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