Street-life in Mea Shearim (Jerusalem) – Black & White Photography Article

Street-life in Mea Shearim (Jerusalem) It is not the easiest thing to capture the street-life in the Mea Shearim (מאה שערים) neighborhood, I somehow managed it. The walls are plastered with Pashkevilin (announcements) by the Haredi Jews.  The Pashkevilim are sometimes distributed anonymously; however, many are posted with rabbinic endorsements or the name of an activist group appended to the bottom. The medium is often used as an anonymous means of publicly attacking a person or group, and even those…

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Amhara Nikisat – Vincent de Groot – Black & White Photography Article

Amhara Nikisat – Vincent de Groot The Amhara people also known as Abyssinians, are an ethnic group from the northern and central Ethiopian highlands. The neck and facial tattoos called Nikisat are standing out against the traditional white clothing and elaborate jewelry. Lines of tiny crosses along jaws and traditional Ethiopian shaped crosses on foreheads prove the intensive dedication to the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church. A YouTube video/slide-show about the celebration of Timkat in Gondar (Ethiopia) can be found here. Like this:Like…

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