The Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church is the predominant Christian church in Ethiopia. It is one of the few pre-colonial Christian churches of sub-Saharan Africa and its origins date back to the 4th century AD. With its ancient churches and rituals, visiting northern Ethiopia feels very much like time traveling back to the Middle Ages. Below are a few photographs that I have taken of Ethiopian priests, monks, and a nun.
When I asked the young nun–in the photograph above–her age, she told me it was none of my business. I’ve always had a way with women.