The Anglo-Ethiopian Society
Lecture - Photographing the priests and pilgrims of Ethiopia
Friday 19th February 2016
7:00pm, Room G3, Main Building, SOAS, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG - Public lecture (all welcome)
Born in Canada to Irish parents, Christopher Roche grew up in Africa and around Europe. Dividing his time between working as a filmmaker and photographer he is now based in London.
He has won several awards including the Miramax Scriptwriting Award, the Wanderlust Photograph of the Year competition 2015, the Wild Frontiers Photo of the Year 2014 and has been awarded 2nd place in the Sony World Photo of the Year 2015, National Award Ireland. He has had his photos published in the national press and exhibited in the Royal Geographical Society in London and UNESCO in Geneva.
He recently published a fine art photographic book; The Priests and Pilgrims of Ethiopia and Prestel are publishing a book of his images of Varanasi; Banaras, Holy City in April 2016.
Reviews for The Priests and Pilgrims of Ethiopia:
"This collection of photographs can be valued as an irreplaceable cultural archive and as a body of work with great artistic integrity... - UNESCO.
"...a series of landscapes so dazzling that Claude would have been proud to have invented them. The photographs are not merely striking. Many of them are masterpieces." - Author and historian Thomas Pakenham.