nomadphotoexpeditions

March, 20

2017

Ethiopia Photo Tour


Harry Fisch




An Exciting Ethiopia Expedition 

 


 


Having visited   the region for years, this is one of my world  favourite destinations if not the most impressive of them all.  This is a real Africa, and a safe one by the way: people are friendly and the two regions we will visit belong to a  totally unexploited part of the globe.

 

You can visit here  the PHOTOGRAPHIC SERIES ON ETHIOPIA

 

This is all about people travel photography always  surrounded by beautiful landscapes. Spontaneous work, photo sessions. We will  mix with the locals, we will try – as much as possible- not to act as tourists. Of course we will implement some of the techniques that I have developped over the years (see my post 7 tips for approaching a stranger) . 

At first light we’ll head south to the Great Rift Valley,heading towards the Omo Valley and the Southern tribes. We will be visiting several tribes: Turmi, Hqammer, Karos, Bannas, This is the heart of the Omo Valley territory of the Hamer, learning about their customs, their way of life and their ceremonies.



We will be there during one of it’s most incredible festivities.  The highland of Lalibela  is a journey to the heart of ancient Christian tradition in orthodox Ethiopia. It is a leap back in time where we will see rites which originated in the 5th century, when at the Council of Chalecdon the Orthodox contingent separated itself from the auspices of Rome.  

The challenge will be to forge  an even more exciting photographic experience than the one we shared a few months ago!   The contrast of the two extreme regions of Ethiopia: Lalibela in the North and the Tribes in  the South, the mountain carved Copt 12th century churches and the exciting vanishing tribes.

 

You can visit here  the PHOTOGRAPHIC SERIES ON ETHIOPIA

 

We will be there during one of it’s most incredible festivities.  The highland of Lalibela  is a journey to the heart of ancient Christian tradition in orthodox Ethiopia. It is a leap back in time where we will see rites which originated in the 5th century, when at the Council of Chalecdon the Orthodox contingent separated itself from the auspices of Rome.  



Limited edition 2 of 10  /   Size: 542 H x 305 W x 1.2 in  /  Printing Chromaluxe dye sublimation on 1,4 mm aluminium.

 

The excitement of meeting again my friend  Bolli, from the Bahna Tribe.  We will organise a private photo session with him and some of the members of his familly.   My previous Ethiopia Photo Tour was four months ago, I wonder if he will still be there.  We will also visit the beautiful women from the Arbore tribe who have become  part of the Ethiopian landscape.I will take my travelers to the places where few visitors go: a bar in a hidden village, a private home,  a local restaurant with it’s billiard table were we can  have a game with locals.

 

On this Ethiopia Photo Tour we should  be meeting  the chief of the Mursi tribe  in  the deep remote  south of the country a few  days before  reaching   the Karo tribe,  the  village next to the Omo river with  it’s  extraordinary landscape.I am looking forward to our photographic  moments, in the middle of nowhere , creating spontaneous photo sessions with the most incredible people as models.  The pleasure of the road, our photographic discussions, in our air conditioned 4×4’s, getting to  the remote areas while we  reach  an exceptional  Bull Jumping ceremony.

 


 

 



Limited edition 2 of 10  /   Size: 542 H x 305 W x 1.2 in  /  Printing Chromaluxe dye sublimation on 1,4 mm aluminium.

 

We will be starting to photograph  before sunrise waiting for the very best light and the calm pace of the people ascending the hill  to pray.  They will be surprised by our silent and discrete photographic presence.  They never expect a  tourist at that  time of the  morning. We will cross a few of them while  we head down back to our hotel…

But, even though we will be concentrated on our photographic work, this is not always 100% about photography. When we are in contact with people… it’s about  people. A photographic workshop in Ethiopia can also bring some unexpected surprises.

 

Join me on this extraordinary ETHIOPIA PHOTO TOUR

 

The tribes will vanish in our minds while we   suddenly appear in the 12th century in  a holly land that mimics Jerusalem at the time of the birth of Jesus. The faithful praying  inside the dark churches at  the same exact scenario that they were doing so for the last six centuries.