About the Location: I immediately felt welcomed into Deir es-Sultan, the Ethiopian monastery located on the roof of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. A handful of monks from the Church of Ethiopia live among the ruins of a medieval cloister erected by the Crusaders.
About the Shot: This is Sadik, possibly the happiest monk alive. His genuinely kind and sweet demeanor was immediately disarming. Sadik is an Ethiopian Christian monk living in quiet, scriptural reflection.