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Hours at the hairdresser

Hours at the hairdresser by Yeulleum

Posted on 2022-02-19

Hamer man taken at a bull-jumping ceremony, showing his ceremonial hair-do. It takes about three days to achieve this style. The"cap" part is made from clay and ocher.

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Priest: Narga Selassie by : Helen :

Posted on 2018-09-08

This priest posed for me at Narga Selassie which is an Orthodox Tewahedo church on the western shores of Dek Island, the largest island of Lake Tana in northern Ethiopia. "The name signifies "Trinity of the Rest". "Rest" refers to the place and the shade thereabouts.

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Church of St George: viewed from above

Church of St George: viewed from above by : Helen :

Posted on 2017-11-25

Viewed from above the Church of St George, Lalibela, Ethiopia was carved by hand in the rock in the shape of a cross many centuries ago.

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Karo by Vanesa

Posted on 2014-08-11

Karo Tribe members.

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La purification

La purification by theduke

Posted on 2014-04-06

Pour ma 100 éme photo, j'ai choisi une scène de purification prise en Ethiopie en 2011 sur le site de LALIBELA surnommé " la Jérusalem noire".

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Warning display

Warning display by : Helen :

Posted on 2021-09-21

On a hike in the high, craggy Semien Mountain range, Ethiopia, I came across a troupe of Gelada apes. They are more commonly known as Bleeding Heart Monkeys, due to the heart shaped breast on the large males. Although they look like baboons, they are a species of old world monkeys. I strolled slowly through the grass alongside these large apes as they grazed on the grass and flowers. Although aware of my presence, they largely ignored me, somewhat like sheep and cows in the same paddock. This large male was threatening another younger male who approached too close to one of his females. A truly scary display! It was an experience I will never forget.

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Hamer women - Bull jumping ceremony

Hamer women - Bull jumping ceremony by Yeulleum

Posted on 2021-06-27

A group of Hamer women walking to the location of a bull jumping ceremony near the town of Turmi, in the Omo Valley, Ethiopia. Their shirts are held up at the back showing the scars they received at previous ceremonies where there were whipped, in support of the initiate. Their hair is twisted in a mixture of butter and mud to form strands. In their hands they carry trumpets made from cow horns, used when they are dancing at the ceremony.

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Church of St George: Lalibela

Church of St George: Lalibela by : Helen :

Posted on 2017-11-24

"The Church of St. George (Amharic: Bete Giyorgis) is one of eleven rock-hewn monolithic churches in Lalibela, a city in the Amhara Region of Ethiopia."
"The church was carved from a type of volcanic tuff. This is the sole architectural material that was used in the structure. It has been dated to the late 12th or early 13th century AD."
Source: Wikipedia

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Young Harari girls, Harar, Ethiopia

Malicious by Jeremie

Posted on 2008-05-23

Two young Harari girls, inhabitants of the ancient Muslim city of Harar, located in eastern Ethiopia.

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Gemechis, Ethiopia VIII - Watering the seeds.

Gemechis, Ethiopia VIII - Watering the seeds. by Thomas

Posted on 2013-04-24

I was in Ethiopia with Oxfam and ACCRA (African Climate Change Resilience Alliance) who were running a revolutionary type of workshop to assist the local government of Gemechis on how to better plan for future effects of climate change.

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Hamer greeting

Hamer greeting by Yeulleum

Posted on 2021-09-13

Rarely, if ever, do you see Hamer people of any gender engaging in any displays of affection, beyond hand shaking. So it was extraordinary to see two women approach each other and kiss, a long involved kiss. Most likely explanatin to my mind is that they were family members who hadn't seen each other for some time and were brought together by the bull-jumping ceremony. A greeting rather than anything else.

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Karo boy

Karo boy by Yeulleum

Posted on 2021-07-10

A shy young Karo boy hides behind the rough fence of an animal enclosure in his village on the banks of the Lower Omo River in southern Ethiopia. The Karo predominantly practice flood retreat cultivation, growing a variety of crops. They also fish and breed cattle and goats. Their way of live is threatened by the construction of a hydroelectric dam which will regulate the flow of the river.

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The guardian - Mursi tribesman

The guardian by : Helen :

Posted on 2018-09-07

Taken along the side of the road in southern Ethiopia. I thank these people for their generosity of spirit in allowing me to take their photos and talk with them. There are few Mursi tribes now that are not exposed to external cultures and tourists.

The 'race to document' photography trend has posed significant problems for tribal elders. Despite this, some tribes are managing to integrate tourism into their daily lives in ways that benefit their villages rather than destroy their culture.

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Filming in Ethiopia

Filming in Ethiopia by Thomas

Posted on 2015-04-23

Stills from a film I shot in Ethiopia about adapting to climate change.

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