Honorable Mention TOKYO-2020 People / Culture

The Priest

  • Photographer
    Andrea Peruzzi
  • Technical Info
    Fujifilm X-pro2 @ 23mm - 1/250 Sec. F. 5.6 Iso 250
  • Photo Date
    08 feb. 2020

Illuminated by the first light of the sun, the elderly priest stops on the narrow and dangerous path that, overlooking the valley and along the rocky wall of the mountain, leads to the 12th century rock church, of which he has been the guardian for 60 years. This Orthodox church, carved into the rock atop a mountain in northern Ethiopia, houses frescoes of biblical stories and ancient relics handed down to the present day.

Italian freelance travel photographer