Gold 2021 / People / Culture

Dawn On The Holy Path

  • Prizes
    Gold in People/Culture
  • Photographer
    Andrea Peruzzi

Illuminated by the golden 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.