February 27, 2006
duChemin on Ethiopia
And now for some truly beautiful photographs.
Ethiopia by David duChemin - Travel Photographers Network Feb 26
They are also a young people. Half the population of Ethiopia is under the age of fifteen years old. Everywhere we looked we saw children doing the work of adults. Six year olds driving cattle, small girls carrying water jugs that would give me a hernia, large bundles of firewood walking down the road of their own accord – protruding little legs the only hint of the little human underneath. Everywhere we went we were greeted with waving and smiling and shouts of YOU! YOU! YOU! Sometimes they wanted something, sometimes the wave changed to an open hand and a request for pens or money, shoes or pants. But by far the greatest part of the waving and smiling was simply for the smiling and waving.
Here are some more pics on his personal site.
Posted by aheavens at February 27, 2006 8:33 AM