Ethiopia's 'church in the sky' is arguably the most inaccessible place of worship on earth, perched on top of a vertical spire of rock and 200m drops on all sides. The monolithic church, located in northern Ethiopia in the Tigray region, is 2,600m high and must be climbed on a vertical rock with bare feet to reach it, making you wonder how families grit it out to visit the church for Sunday services.
For the third day of the third lunar month , the Dong peoples celebrate this event. They are preparing the sticky rice in each houses, the smoke melt with the misty morning created this magic atmosphere . In early morning, they are going to pick shallots and garlics in the gardens. Guizhou province, Zhenyuan district China.
Trying to outrun your opponents with a decapitated (headless) goat wedged between your leg and your horse, might not be your idea of a fun game, but in Kyrgyzstan, Kok Boru is the national sport. Dead goat polo feels more to me like cavalier rugby. Organized in two teams of four, but sometimes many more, riders race from one end of the field to the other chasing the rider with the goat whose sole intention is to score a point by heaving the 30 kilo body into the Tai Kazan (goal) on either end.
this serie is taken the 4 septembre 2018 in Japan. It was during the violent Typhoon "Jebi". As I was inside the country I just felt the side of it. There was a sweet feeling, a misty fog and a tiny rain who refreshed the hot weather of september. It was very special to feel all those positives energies while the typhoon smashing the japanese coast.
In Myanmar, some children enter monkhood at a young age. They live a life of simplicity and austerity. But being the children whom they are, the desire for fun and play sometimes come out in the open, in the midst of their daily chores and prayers.
Nature is always showing us as the greatest painter of all time: in the Peruvian Andes, a unique mineral composition and millions of years of wind and rain created the Rainbow Mountains, a true wonder of nature. It is indeed a “sad” discovery made only recently, due to the melting of snow and ice that once covered them.
Two men light a fire to make tea in the back of an empty freight car on a 750km journey into the Sahara Desert. Nouadhibou, Mauritania
Two men light a fire to make tea while riding in the back of an empty freight car while heading overnight from Noudhibou to Choum and onto Zouerat 750km East into the Sahara Desert. The train is filled up with Iron Ore mined in the Mauritanian Desert. Remote communities in the desert rely heavily on this train as it is the only form of transport to many of these villages which have only been able to survive because of this vital link to the coastal town of Nouadhibou.
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The Last Eagle Hunters
Kazakh eagle hunters riding on horseback across the vast landscape of Mongolia. For centuries, they have used golden eagles to hunt prey during the bleak winter months, an extraordinary example of a relationship between humans and semi wild animals. There are an estimated 250 eagle hunters in Bayan-Ölgii, which is located in the Altai Mountains of western Mongolian. They maintained ancient practice of hunting with golden eagles on horseback, and they primarily hunt red foxes and corsac foxes.
A little boy of Korowai tribe enjoys a balmy sleep in his natural crib made of palm leaves in the depth of Papua jungle, while his parents work hard on extracting sago starch from a sago palm trunk.
Korowai tribe, Papua
In the heart of the snow-covered Tian Shan mountains, far from the abundance of cities, Bolotbaike keeps leading its rhythm of life far from the world.
Apprized for its endurance and adaptation to extreme conditions, the Bactrian camel is used as a pack animal but also for its meat, fat and milk.
After harvest, raffia grass is drying on a beach near Grand Popo in Bénin.
A household staff member who works for a friend was visiting his village in Chhattisgarh and I self-invited myself. Chhattisgarh falls under the Maoist belt and is prone to attacks and kidnappings. I felt assured to travel as I would be with people that I knew. Years ago missionaries had converted many tribes to Christianity and everyone in this particular village was Christians.
In the Sahel desert in Chad, the nomadic Wodaabe people spend months apart, searching out pastures for their herds and shelter for the families. When the rains are good, the clans celebrate with an extraordinary courtship ritual and beauty contest called The Gerewol and it's the men who are on parade.
The Museum, designed to become the primary building for the nation’s cultural programs, breaks from the rigid and often monumental Soviet architecture that is so prevalent in Baku, aspiring instead to express the sensibilities of Azeri culture and the optimism of a nation that looks to the future. Zaha Hadid Architects was appointed as design architects of the Heydar Aliyev Center following a competition in 2007
October in Larung Gar Buddhist Institute, the largest religious institute of the World.
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Sandrine Hermand-Grisel is a professional photographer who specializes in Fine Art Photography and Printmaking. She grew up in Paris, France and in London, UK before she moved to the United States with her family in 2006. She decided to use her knowledge of the photography world to become the curator of the website, All About Photo, which she founded in 2013. Much more than a cultural agenda, All About Photo is a source of information for photographers and aficionados of photography as well as a showcase platform for talented artists.
An integral part of All About Photo is its annual awards competition, The Mind’s Eye, she has juried over the years with renowned photographers and curators such as Liu Bolin, Ann Jastrab, Ed Kashi, Eli Klein, Jules Maeght, Aline Smithson, Ami Vitale, Judy Walgren, Sabine Weiss, Frank Horvat, Elizabeth Avedon and many more. She also juried competitions and shows for A Smith Gallery, Darkroom Gallery, Gomma Photography Grant, Rayko Photo Center, L.A. & N.Y. Photo Curator, Emerge UK Prize, The PhotoPlace Gallery, Praxis Gallery, The Young Photographer's Award and others.
Sandrine Hermand-Grisel's work has been published in books and magazines as well as exhibited in museums and galleries worldwide.
While still working on personal projects, she now spends most of her time discovering new talents for All About Photo. She is also working on the new AAP Magazine committed exclusively to the publication of portfolios.