I spent a week in Ethiopia with ORBIS Ireland last November and captured the Irish fundraisers who took part in the Great Ethiopian Run which is a 10km run at 10,000 feet. I stayed on for a few days to document some of the projects ORBIS have established in Southern Ethiopia and this image was used in their Global Annual Report.
ORBIS is dedicated to the treatment and prevention of blindness in the developing world. It is working to change this and since it was founded in 1982 it has, through the generosity of its donors, worked tirelessly to achieve its goal. Their focus is on teaching and training and since 1982 ORBIS has carried out more than 1,000 sight-saving programs and treated more than 10 million people worldwide.
Follow this link Great Ethiopian Run if you would like more information or to sign up and join us this November!
I'm Mel and I'm a freelance photographer based in Dublin. I photograph all sorts of events throughout the country and further afield with a professional yet relaxed style.