March 2017. Ethiopia.
Christianity has left sumptuous churches as a heritage. There are the best known like those of Lalibela where tourists jostle. And there are the others.
Discovered only in the 60s and 70s in the Gheralta massif, they are renowned for their cave paintings and their sometimes dizzying access.
You reach Abuma Yemata after a spectacular barefoot ascent. Carved into the rock on a narrow ledge directly above a 200m high wall, the church is not there to impress the few tourists who venture there. Several times a week, the whole village goes up to take part in religious ceremonies closer to God. The paintings are perfectly preserved, but it is above all a place of life and not of memories. Everything rings true here. The visitor feels honoured.
Further on, on a very vertiginous ledge, perched 300m above the plain, the tiny door of Aba Daniel Korkor opens onto the void. The panorama encourages meditation.
The priests are the last guardians of these illustrated Bibles which are the oldest in our world.
an Original Print
This fine art print is part of a limited series comprising 9 original copies of this photograph (when all numbers are sold out, the photo is no longer available for sale), as well as 2 artist's proofs. Both the printing techniques and the certificate attest to the quality " top of the line " Artwork.
A Numbered and Limited Edition
These 9 prints are printed in 3 different sizes:
- 3 prints in 30x30cm (12x12in) or 28x35cm (11x14in)
- 3 prints 50x50cm (20x20in) or 48x60cm (19x24in)
- 3 prints 90x90cm (35x35in) or 80x100cm (31x39in)
…artist's proofs are printed in sizes that may vary.
Certificate of authenticity
Each print is sold with a certificate of authenticity, signed manually. The certificate of authenticity is an added value to your print. It guarantees the uniqueness of the limited edition photo and protects against the risk of falsification.
The objective is to guarantee the original and rare character of a work , which constitutes its value.
The work is printed on FineArt Canson Rag Photographique 310gr paper (or equivalent).
We use pigment inks, containing molecules of organic origin, encapsulated in a synthetic resin then placed in suspension in a liquid. The molecules of these pigments are much larger than those of dyes and therefore more resistant to light, humidity and gases (ozone among others). They meet the primary need for the preservation of prints.
Ready to hang (optional)
The work is laminated on a 3mm Aluminum plate (the most upscale), and mounted in an American box, for a striking result; it is then directly ready to be hung on the wall. If you want a different finish (no American body, no aluminum plate, that's also possible).
It is possible to pick up your unique print at the Studio, or to receive it directly at your home. Costs will be calculated automatically based on total weight and destination.