Woman in Street #3, Harar, Ethiopia, 2009

Woman in Street #3, Harar, Ethiopia, 2009

A woman in earth-tones nicely matches the color of a wall with fading whitewash. Shortly afterwards, in preparation for Ramadan, all the walls and houses of the city were freshly repainted and whitewashed, and all those that could afford new clothes purchased them.


I was consciously trying to capture scenes of women traveling through the walled streets of Harar. There are few vehicles in the Jubol (the old city), and all kinds of errands are carried out by hand and foot.

Sorry for the less-than-inspired title.

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