This blog has always been first about pictures and then text (and sharing my thoughts). But the past months have been rather poor in pictures, with an environment and a work in Yemen not exactly encouraging me to go out and to capture moments.

Today, for the first time in a year, I discovered a place I didn’t know before and where I could take pictures without jeopardizing my work (and security).

I would lie saying it didn’t feel great to try to capture something special, making something mine.

OlivierChassot-Blog-LLI-Ceremony-243828 May 2016: Celebration at Bet Maryam church, Lalibela, Ethiopia.

Merry Easter

I wish you and all your family a merry Easter and hope to see you very soon, wherever you are in the world.

24 April 2011: Following the referendum on South Sudan independence, many South Sudanese left Darfur and returned to their hometown. Consequently, El Fasher’s Christian community, mostly composed of South Sudanese, lost many of its members. Those who remain gathered today to celebrate Easter in El Fasher’s church. [Click on the picture to enlarge it].

Christmas in Darfur with South Sudaneses

25 December 2010: A large number of South Sudanese Christians attend the Christmas mass at El Fasher church, North Darfur (Sudan). They fear that their life might be affected by the upcoming referendum for the independence of South Sudan and realize that it might be their last Christmas together in Darfur. In fact, a great deal already left Darfur and went back to South Sudan. Many might follow after 11 January, closing date of the referendum. [Click on the picture to enlarge it].