Curator Selection / 2021 / /

Inside Lalibela

  • Photographer
    SERGIO GALAN SANCHIS
  • Credit
    SERGIO GALAN SANCHIS

Religion is a cornerstone in Ethiopian culture;62% practice Orthodox Christianity. Lalibela has monolithic rock-cut churches(s.7-13th) built as a symbolism of Jerusalem by King Lalibela.
The impressive architecture is widely known. However,interior surprised me: Walls were decorated with paintings on religious themes;floor was covered with old rugs,usually red. The presence of pilgrims and priests was common. Some priests proudly showed me their holy relics. I felt a kind of sense lovely decadence.

Kidus Gabriel-Raffael(1,10); Medahne Alem(2,8); Asheten Maryam(3,9); Maryam(4,6,7); Georgis(5)

"I'm a passionated traveler. I try to catch what amazes me in photographs and writtings."

Awards –National Geographic’s Daily Dozen (06/18/2018)
–NIKON Calendar 2020 (Month of February)
– Included in Magnum Photography Awards Gallery 2017
– Paris PX3 Prix de la Photographie: 1 Gold in 2019, 2020; 1 Bronze in 2020, 2018; Honorable Mention in 2020, STATE of the WORLD
– Fine Art Photography Awards (FAPA): 2nd place in 2019, 3 Nominee in 2020, 1 in 2019, 1 in 2018
– ND Awards (Neutral Density Photography Awards) : 3rd place 2020; 5 Honorable Mentions in ND Awards 2020, 3 in 2018
– International Photography Awards (IPA): 3 Honorable Mentions in 2019, 1 in 2020.
– Siena International Awards Photocontest (SIPA): Remarkable artwork in 2017. Finalist in 2018, 2020.
– International Photographer of the Year Awards (IPOTY): 3 honorable mentions in 2017
– Monochrome Photography Awards: 2 honorable mentions in 2020
– Wildlife Photographer of the year (WLPY): Final round in 2015, 2018, 2020.
– Asférico Photocontest: Final round in 2018.