Aged Ethiopian monks  by their tiny church in the Coptic compound of the Holy Sepulcher Church. Jerusalem

Street photographs are mirror images of society, displaying "unmanipulated" scenes, with usually unaware subjects.




  1. July 14, 2013  4:26 am by Mike Raker

    I always like to browse this street photography website just for this type of photo. Wonder what the heavy debate is about -- at least I assume this because of the arms flying but I know this may not be the case because of different cultures have different ways of talking and body language. Always nice diversity in the street shots shown here.

    • July 14, 2013  8:09 am by Valery Ostrovsky

      I honestly wonder myself. Though usually in the Old City people communicate in English or Hebrew, Ethiopians speak only Amharic or their version of Arabic. Of the latter my command is limited to only few words.
      These two gentlemen were previously presented laser printer copies of older shots and that slowly developed a trust, so they do not act , but sort of behave naturally, being fully aware i do not get a single word.
      You comment is the 1st one on this site and sounds like a right endorsement.

      • July 14, 2013  7:27 pm by Mike Raker

        Looking forward to seeing more of your photos. Have a great week.

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