Woranso-Mille Paleoanthropological Project

Skills: Photography
Client: The Cleveland Museum of Natural History (Cleveland, OH); The National Museum of Ethiopia (Addis Ababa, ET)

As project photographer, I traveled to Ethiopia seven times over four years.

During my first trip of the year, I documented all activities involved in running a field project in the remote Afar Region of Ethiopia—as well as participated in many of these activities. The photography, video and audio I captured on these trips were used in exhibitions, local, national and international publications, and on a blog on the Museum’s website as well as National Geographic’s website.

As a member of the field team, I would use my sewing skills to repair tents, help clear roads and search for and flag fossils to be collected.

During my July trip, I would photograph almost all the fossils collected by the project for a database of over 4,000 objects. This archive would live online and would be searchable for researchers worldwide.