A man carrying a large bundle of papyrus, which has been collected out in the lake and transported by tanqwa to get to his village, outside of Bahir Dar. Papyrus sees a variety of uses in the Lake Tana area, and is sold in large bundles like the one this man carries. The use of the stick to transport large loads like this is very typical, and the stick is an ever-present companion to a rural Amhara man areas.
Two women talk as they carry goods along the streets of the lower part of the Jubol.
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.