Heritage - beautiful Eritrea - PhMuseum

Heritage - beautiful Eritrea

Akberet Johanna Ghebray

2017 - 2018

Eritrea; Asmara, Maʼākel, Eritrea; Massawa, Northern Red Sea Region, Eritrea

When I went to Eritrea in 2017, I wanted to capture special pictures of the people, the landscape and the beautiful colors of Eritrea. I realized it is an advantage to be in control of a language (in this case Tigrinya), so you are more able to connect to the people, because most of the portrait pictures weren't taken of relatives, but also from people I don't know. All the pictures I took have a kind of purity, because when I asked people to take pictures of them, I didn't direct them, they did their pose on their own. It was my goal to give the audience a feeling and an idea of Eritrea, so that they can imagine how it is over there.

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  • Himbirti / Eritrea - the hometown of my father

  • Himbirti / Eritrea - children playing outside

  • Massawa / Eritrea - Al Rashaida man with his camel

  • Adi Guadad / Eritrea - one of the most wonderful people I know - my grandmother

  • Asmara / Eritrea - children who sell chewing gums

  • Asmara / Eritrea - children who sell chewing gums

  • Asmara / Eritrea - yellow days

  • Asmara / Eritrea - people who sell "Belles" (prickly pear)

  • Asmara / Eritrea - at the market

  • Asmara / Eritrea - random boy who wanted to take a picture with a donkey

  • Asmara / Eritrea - girl playing outside

  • Asmara / Eritrea - my chaotic twin cousins

  • Asmara / Eritrea - market

  • Asmara / Eritrea - market

  • Asmara / Eritrea - old man walking down the street

  • Himbirti / Eritrea - the hometown of my father

  • Himbirti / Eritrea - one of my wonderful cousins

  • Himbirti / Eritrea - boy of Himbirti

  • Asmara / Eritrea

  • Massawa / Eritrea - breathtaking camel horde


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