About the Book
Carsten ten Brink is a painter and photographer who has travelled extensively in Africa. A major theme in his painting is capturing people in their environment and this collection of photos reflects his interest, focusing on Ethiopians against the backdrop of their homes, shops and places of work.
Images were chosen from around the country: Axum, Bahir Dar, the Gondar area and Lalibela in the north, Harar in the east and the Omo valley area in the south as well as on the roads between them.
Carsten was born in Germany and has lived in Australia, Japan, Switzerland and England, where he is currently based. He studied photography, printmaking and painting in London. He has travelled extensively - to over 75 countries to date - and draws his inspiration from watching people live their daily lives. Substantial portions of both his photography and his painted works have an observational / street photography element. He has exhibited work in the UK and Germany and his photographs have appeared in publications in Europe, the Americas and Asia.