Faces

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In a world of six billion other faces, your face is unique. It reveals your personality, your genetic and cultural identity and it can be read like a book.

Every face contains a million secrets. And whether we like it or not, the face reveals our feelings and what’s really going on deep down inside. The face communicates without saying a word...

- Wikipedia - The Human Face (from a BBC series)

These pictures were taken at a rural village in Southern Ethiopia in 2005 using a Canon 35mm camera.

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The 2010 ING New York City Marathon

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Excerpts from TsehaiNY.com
"On a crisp Sunday morning, The 41st ING New York City Marathon drew thousands of runners from all walks of life.
They were prominent world athletes, unsung heroes, and every day people." Read more

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Buna

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Smell of freshly roasted coffee, incense burning, and a perfect cup of coffee! No better way to unwind after a long day...

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Ge'ez Adorned

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Do you ever have a moment when you think about what would become of you if rebirth and reincarnation were doctrines we all live by?  Today I stumbled upon the works of Wosene Worke Kosrof and his beautiful works of art made me wish to be reborn with his skills.

Wosene uses the Ge'ez (Amharic) alphabet as the main element of his "word-play" art works. And it's amazing how the alphabets and words transcend their everday function to be transformed into contemporary fine art. What an inspiration it is, to look at his bold and visually stimulating pieces! I learned from his recent interview by The Reporter, he's getting ready for a grand exhibition at the National Theatre in Addis Ababa. Below are a few quotes from the interview and also selected images of his art works. Enjoy!

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Life goes on like a circle which is punctuated by sadness, happiness and sorrow. That is where the power of words becomes apparent in the healing or in curing process, they play the main role in making us human being...

Words are like human beings to me. For more than four decades we lived together, sometimes we love each other, sometimes we hate each other. We have a relationship like human beings, sometimes they make me angry because I try to get their voices like I do it with other people...

Sometimes ignorance seems peaceful but it is a very dangerous thing. We should offer the youth the schooling they need starting from their foundation. It's good to know about a Kenyan painter or a Tanzanian weaver, we are connected in many ways...

When I do things the priority is my country. I am doing this by myself and it is a long path. Sometimes this makes you depressed and sad,

Art has many uses - to live in harmony, to know about our roots and identity - and I am a captive of those alphabets. I prefer to be true to myself and my identity. All the alphabets tell about the trials and tribulations of life we pass through as human beings...

More on Wosene |  http://www.wosene.com/

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