Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival
Marc Davidson, surma mother and child, 35mm, 4x5
Marc Davidson, surma mother and child
2007 Open Exhibition

Marc Davidson
Scar: Scarification in Tribal Africa

May 1–June 3, 2007
New Tribe Tattooing and Piercing
232 Queen St. W

Scar is a collection of scarification and body
modification images from the Surma tribe in the
Lower Omo Valley in Ethiopia. Scarification and
body modification are major cultural components to
the Surma and while most scarification is aesthetic
in nature, certain scars and body modifications are
more symbolic. Scar is a visual journey into the
world of African tribal scarification and body
modification as represented in the Surma tribe of

Curated by Marc Davidson

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