A Candid Ethiopia
None of my editoral, travel or documentary photos are ever knowingly setup, they are an honest slice of life and these images in particular embody the ethos behind my photography; to capture truths in our shared world.
The Ethiopian coffee highlands where china never restsBarnaby Jaco Skinner / Nikon Z6 / 70 - 200 f2.8 / Ethiopia
Ethiopia’s coffee is considered by many as the pinnacle of organic beans grown anywhere in the world. The Bhuna coffee ceremony is stitched in to Ethiopia’s fabric, with the smell of freshly roasted beans permeating every corner of this jewel in Africa’s crown. China, however, see less coffee and more revenue as they carve their way through the once lush rainforest, cutting huge swathes of land to build much needed transport routes. Not everyone, however, is in support of this government-driven initiative.View HD
Ethiopia's Sidama celebrate ChambalaallaBarnaby Jaco Skinner / Nikon Z6 / 70 - 200 f2.8 / Ethiopia
Ethopia’s Sidama celebrate their annual new year, Fichee-chambalaalla, during a turbulent time in Ethiopia’s recent history. With no official geographic zone registered as belonging to the Sidama, a zone autonomous from the central federal government, a right for all people and nationalities wirtten in to the countries constitution, protests are rife in and around their claimed capital city, Awassa.View HD