Eritrean

I had an assignment to shoot at an Eritrean church ceremony on Saturday night....late at night, 1am. What a place to be. I met this young kid, 21 years old, we were talking and he said it took him 2 months to come to the US from Eritrea, illegally. He was just saying how scary it was riding on these rickety boats to get here, how he got caught and was sent to the work camps. What a story and what a night...one of the most fun and visually interesting times ive had. What an experience walking into something like this as a complete outsider and working your way into taking photographs and learning so much about the culture and traditions.