People of the Omo Valley

About the photographer
Alternative Visions tours are led by Trevor Cole, who was born in the City of Derry but has lived most of his life out-side the bounds of Ireland; in England, Singapore, Togo, Italy, Ethiopia and Brazil. He returned to Ireland (Donegal) in 2012.

His photography, together with travel, have become two of his life’s passions. His photography focuses predominantly on culture and landscapes; images which reflect a spatial and temporal journey through life, and which try to convey a need to live in a more sustainable world. He seeks the moment and the light in whatever context he finds himself and endeavours to use his photographic acumen to turn the ordinary into the extraordinary.

He has been published by National Geographic (online), a number of British and European digital photography magazines and newspapers, as well as the Survival International calendar in 2016. He won Wanderlust photo-grapher of the year (professional portfolio category) in 2016 and has been a finalist in Travel Photographer of the Year five times, achieving a special mention in 2017. Trevor has also presented to the Royal Geographic Society, using his images to convey an image of Ethiopia which contrasts with widely held perceptions.


This collection was first published as part of LSESU Amnesty International Society’s annual human rights journal “A Climate of Change.”


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