2021 / People / Culture

Lalibela Heritage

  • Company
    Lorenz Berna Photography
  • Photographer
    Lorenz Berna

Devotion, mysticism and sacredness. I like to use this three words to describe Lalibela, the town in Ethiopia considered a unique reality in the world with its churches carved in living rock,created with the intent to give life to a small Jerusalem. Everywhere there is an atmosphere of great devotion and mysticism and there are many who take refuge among these rocks to lead a life of prayer and hermitage. These image were taken in January 2020 and portrays an Orthodox priest holding a large richly decorated processional cross, considered one of the most revered objects of worship in Ethiopia.

I'm an Italian Travel and landscape Photographer based in Florence, Italy. I love to photograph People, streets, culture and Landscapes during my travels. As a photographer I am driven by the search for images that tell a story and at the same time are aesthetically balanced between light, subject and composition. As a photographer I am driven by the search for images that tell a story and at the same time are aesthetically balanced between light, subject and composition.