Oaxaca WTF & Lalibela WTF
March 27th, 2013

We’ve received a lot of requests for when we’re going to bring Within The Frame photographic adventures back to both Oaxaca, Mexico and Lalibela, Ethiopia. Well, today we’re announcing both.

While these adventures occur in very different areas of the world, they are united by some similar cultural traditions. If you are interested in the manifestations of cultural traditions and human celebrations, then one of these (or both!) might be a photographic adventure for you.

The first is to Oaxaca, Mexico to experience and photograph the Day of the Dead (Día de los Muertos) celebrations at the end of October and beginning of November. This an important traditional holiday in Mexico. We will photograph markets, parades, altars, and a variety of cemeteries during these festivities, which are both somber and festive.

Lalibela Within The Frame will bring us to the rock-hewn churches of Lalibela, Ethiopia, during Orthodox Christmas in January. It’s an incredible celebration, which feels a lot like traveling back in time. Tens of thousands of pilgrims walk for days, weeks, even months to arrive in Lalibela in time for the celebrations. They read holy books by candlelight. They sleep out under trees and cook by fire. They make pilgrimages to the monolithic rock-hewn churches, which even without the pilgrims would be incredibly spectacular on their own. It’s a place seemingly out of time. Or where there is no time.

Click on the graphics below to visit the minisites to learn more about each of these photographic adventures.

One Response to “Oaxaca WTF & Lalibela WTF”

  1. CJ Kern says:

    Can’t wait to see you guys in Lalibela…

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