The media comes to Ethiopia when there is a famine or a famous runner.
And so, unless you've been there, most of the time, what the world sees are starving kids or athletes.
But the day to day Ethiopia is so much more than that.
For example, many Ethiopians smile a lot, especially if you have a camera. Here is a shot of a mamma and her baby boy. She is a vendor at the native market, a place for locals, and one of the places tourists are less likely to target. Note the interesting mix of clothing she is wearing, reminds me of patterns and colors from London in the sixties. They may be rather poor, but her little boy is happy and fed and loved.
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willperrett (9401) 2013-05-10 6:22
A happy photograph, and a good street grab, warts and all (by which I mean the legs and cars behind). But that's not a worry, in fact it adds to the sense of unposed authenticity which your work always strives to achieve I think. Nice one.
wolf38 (31286) 2013-05-10 9:36
Hi kristin. A very nice and lively photo. The eye contact with mother and child is very telling. Well seen and presented.
holmertz (48910) 2013-05-10 11:28
Africa is poor, but there is a lot of human warmth and dignity among that poverty. This is a lovely picture with a fine eye-contact between the mother and her baby. The background may not be ideal, but this is clearly a picture taken at a moment's notice when nothing could be done to the surroundings. The tenderness between these two persons anyway isolates them from the crowd.
EstudioChispa (2164) 2013-05-10 12:00
As usual, your foto works as a whole -- the immediate focus is on the mother-child connection, but the context tells the rest of the story. I love the stones, and the turnips (?), and the glimpse of the street scene in the BG.
Miguel82 (27277) 2013-07-05 11:02
Lovely scene between a mother and her baby, authentic shot from Ethiopia
There are not a lot of pictures of this country on the site
I like her umbrellas and the traditional clothes
Many activities in the bg
- Copyright: kristin fellows (KristinsCamera) (2373)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2008-04-26
- Categories: Daily Life
- Exposure: f/4, 1/160 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): street scenes from Addis Ababa [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2013-05-10 5:50