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Earth Aware/Simon & Schuster : Joey L : Ethiopia


Joey L’s Ethiopia is a visual ode to every region of the country and a celebration of all the diverse peoples found within.

This highly anticipated volume explores the cultural, physical, and natural glory of Ethiopia, from iconic locations to unseen regions that remain lesser known. Joey L’s lens explores every corner of the country, from the cosmopolitan hub of Addis Ababa famous for its Ethiopian Jazz, to the hinterlands of the Gambela region where the Majang people climb trees over 150 feet tall to collect wild honey. From the north’s Orthodox Tewahedo historic sites, to the Islamic influence spread across the east within Afar and Somali communities, to the Animist spiritualities of the southern nations.

The flow of the collection is guided by immersive environmental images, landscapes, and classic still life. Interspersed into the narrative are thoughtful portraits, all photographed within the same “nomadic studio tent” the team built and took across the country. The portraits have a familiarity that only a decade of commitment to a single project can produce.

Masterfully weaving seemingly disconnected cultural threads together to form a new vision of Ethiopia, this stunning photographic event is a celebration of Ethiopia’s landscape and the proud people who inhabit it.

About Joey L.
Joey L., Canadian-born photographer and director based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and New York, USA, is internationally celebrated for both his humanitarian projects and high-profile commissions.


Joey L : Ethiopia
Earth Aware Editions
14 in. × 11 in.
368 pages
Hardcover $95.00
ISBN: 978-1647227357

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