2018 Mentor Series Workshop: Lalibela, Ethiopia

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Join me in Addis Ababa this coming January and we’ll fly north to Lalibela in time to watch thousands of pilgrims begin to swell this tiny mountainous town for Orthodox Christmas. This will be my 4th time photographing the pilgrimage and I can only tell you it’s magical.

This is an application-only small group travel opportunity with only five photographers and me. This is a Mentor Series workshop, where you'll work to create a cohesive body of work while exploring this incredible town and its ancient rock-hewn churches. You'll photograph long hours, often on your own, because that’s the only real way to create meaningful work. We'll share meals and there will be more than enough time to discuss your work and your process, both as a group and one-on-one with me. If you’ve been wanting to explore the idea of creating bodies of work, or you recognize a need for a mentor to help you find or hone the direction of your photography, the Mentor Series workshops were created just for that.


The Mentor Series trips are not heavily-itinerated tourist opportunities; they are hands-on workshops for the serious photographer wanting a chance to do deep, sustained work with input from a passionate teacher who takes a personal interest in you and your creative work.

Here is the simplified itinerary:

January 1, 2018 — Upon arrival in Addis Ababa, your driver will collect you and transfer you to the Elililly Hotel to meet up, spend the night, and head out to Lalibela the next morning.

January 2 - 7  — After breakfast at the hotel, we'll head back to the airport for a 10:30 am domestic flight on ET 160 to Lalibela.  Upon arrival, we'll transfer to the Jerusalem Hotel for six nights to begin our adventure and get to work. We will have six wonderful days wandering old rock-hewn churches, among the growing crowds of pilgrims and priests to photograph the pilgrimage and work on our craft together, culminating on Christmas Eve with a magical candlelit mass with thousands and thousands of celebrants and worshippers.

January 8 — After a final breakfast in Lalibela, we'll head to the airport for our 10:40 am flight on ET 120 back to Addis Ababa before saying goodbye and connecting to our international departure flights.

Cost is USD  $5600, single occupancy, and is all-inclusive from Addis Ababa. Cost includes airport transfers, domestic flights, seven nights accommodation, and meals. Excluded items are your visa, alcohol, tips, gratuities, and other activities not related to the workshop. 

 

To be considered for this mentoring workshop simply complete the APPLICATION FORM.

Service includes:

  • Seven nights hotel accommodation in Addis Ababa (1) and Lalibela (6) in a private room, including breakfast
  • All to-and-from airport transfers in Addis Ababa and Lalibela
  • Domestic flights from Addis-Lalibela-Addis as per itinerary
  • All meals  
  • Full-day vehicle rental service (including fuel and all the expenditure of the driver) for six days in Lalibela
  • 10% service charge and 15% government tax

Service excludes:

  • Any tour activity not mentioned
  • International air tickets
  • Tourist visa
  • Alcoholic beverages at meals
  • Any other items not mentioned under “Service includes” category above

TOTAL COST PER PERSON: USD $5600. Once your application is accepted, non-refundable payment is due in full to commit to this Mentor Series workshop. We encourage you to get cancellation insurance to cover the unforeseen.

Complete the APPLICATION FORM today.

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