Faces of Ethiopia (1973)

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People of the Danakil desert.

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Danakil women are fierce, sometimes shy, but incredibly beautiful.

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Left: I saw this woman in an oasis. She had arrived alone with her camel and left in the same way.

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Chasing shade during the incredibly hot summer days.

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Eating lunch, a kind of porridge.

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Cutting blocks of salt in lake Asele, where temperature often exceeds 45dg C (Danakil desert). These blocks are later loaded on camels that carry them to the high plateau. From there they are distributed across most of Ethiopia.

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People of Tigre.

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Priests.

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Drinking tela (fermented barley) in a cave after Sunday mass.

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People of the Simien mountains.

 

In 1973, Falashas (Ethiopians of Jewish faith) livingin the Simien mountains had not yet been uplifted to Israel.

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