Ethiopia 2015
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These pictures of my short stay in Ethiopia have no conceptual ambition or transcendental vocation. I just hope they reflect the everyday banality of two cities which have so much and so little in common. Harar, ancient city and epicenter of East-African Sufism and Dire Dawa, colonial city created on the railway route linking Addis Ababa to Djibouti. Today remote from trade routes, they survive thanks to the production of khat and coffee. Like almost everywhere in Ethiopia, various ethnic groups and various religions peaceully coexist in these two cosmopolitan cities. It's just a matter of seeing a humane and mundane face of Ethiopia, ridden of the ghosts, the tragedy and the hunger even if it continues in Ogaden. But before commiserating, we must learn to love.