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Archive for April, 2011



Qes Deseta Altah, Gelawdios, Ethiopia 2009

Published on April 13, 2011

Qes Deseta Altah was one of my informants for my dissertation research on Ethiopian scribal production. I took this portrait while meeting with him at his home in Gelawdios, outside of Bahir Dar.


Tanqwa #3, Lake Tana, Ethiopia, 2007

Published on April 2, 2011

Two men paddle a load of wood from the far shores of Lake Tana to the Bahir Dar area. Despite the great weight of the wood, which submerges the boat, waterlogged papyrus still remains very buoyant, and resists sinking.


Tanqwa #1, Lake Tana, Ethiopia, 2007

Published on April 1, 2011

A man paddles a large papyrus boat called a tanqwa on Lake Tana, shipping wood from the islands and shores to the Bahir Dar area. Despite the heavy load and low draft, papyrus boats continue to float, as waterlogged papyrus is still quite buoyant.




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