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Images of Ethiopia: Rick Egan’s photos from the Horn of Africa

October 6th, 2011 Posted in Arts and Life

LOGAN—Veteran photojournalist Rick Egan of the Salt Lake Tribune came to USU on Tuesday to show his vision of the Kara people, from his reporting trip to Ethiopia last summer with fellow journalist Matthew LaPlante.

Egan, a 26-year veteran of the Tribune who has photographed all over the world, and JCOM assistant professor LaPlante traveled to Ethiopia in search of the story of “mingi”—ritual killing of infant children thought to have been born “cursed” in remote southern tribal villages. The two journalists told their story, and that of the mingi babies, in a Morris Media & Society Lecture sponsored by the Journalism & Communication Department.

Click here for Heidi Hansen’s story.

“These are stunning images,” said JCOM department head Ted Pease. “Rick Egan’s eye and camera tell a story of a people that is profound and moving.”

Egan generously shared his original images and perceptions of the Kara people in this photo essay. He urges those interested in helping the children of Ethiopia to connect with the Children of Ethiopia Educational Fund. All images are copyright ©2011 by Rick Egan.

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