ARPS

 Associateship of the Royal Photographic Society accreditation. Our current holders are:

Gary Irvine

The Ethiopians.

In the West the only images we seem to see of Ethiopia relate to famine and war. The Ethiopians may be poor people economically, but they have a history and culture that is complex and unique. The Ethiopian Orthodox Church is the predominant religion, but across the country, Christians, Muslims and holders of older african beliefs live peacefully side by side.

My images portray Ethiopians carrying out their everyday activities such as worshipping, studying, working, and enjoying themselves. My intention with this panel is to show Ethiopians not as victims but in a positive light, as the proud people with a rich cultural heritage that they are.