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Photographer takes part in Paris exhibit

September 8, 2011 6 comments

An Ethiopian photographer is participating in prestigious annual photo exhibition in Paris. The 36-year-old Ethiopian photographer Michael Tsegaye will be displaying his works along with other photographers from around the world at Photoquai 2011: Third Biennial of Non-Western Contemporary Photography to be held in the French capital from 13th September to 4th December 2011.
Michael told Addis Journal that twelve of his photographs will be displayed in the exhibition, following thematic criteria that will allow the visitor to chart his work. The photographer said he will be leaving for Paris this Saturday to attend the opening of the exhibition. Read more…

Photographer wins awards

June 3, 2011 5 comments


Capital’s staff photographer Mulugeta Ayene has won an award of excellence in photography.
Mulugeta has beaten 15 entries of eight photographers to win the award, with the jury describing his photos as “powerful and daring.”
The awards, presented by the Foreign Correspondents’ Association of Ethiopia, recognize outstanding work by Ethiopian journalists across 3 categories.
The 25-year-old photographer was presented with the certificate award plus a Nikon digital camera at a ceremony in the Alliance Ethio-française, Addis Ababa on Thursday evening. Read more…

Categories: City Journal, Photography

Photographer recounts photo fest experience

January 11, 2011 2 comments

Award-winning young Nigerian photographer, Emeka Okereke, took part in the First Addis Ababa Foto Fest held December 7 through December 11, 2010. He recounts his experience, hinting the lessons and hopes the event raise:
AS I am still on the move, I want to quickly share my experience so far of Addis and the First Addis Ababa Foto Fest (AFF). I arrived in Addis Ababa on the evening of the 4th of December 2010, flying five hours from Lagos with Ethiopian Airlines. It was a smooth journey, and when I arrived at the Bole International Airport, the immigration routines were not at all complicated and in a few minutes I was already at the arrival area. Suddenly, I spotted Aida Muluneh! Read more…

Categories: Photography

Addis photo fest

December 16, 2010 1 comment

Salima Punjani, an intern with Oxfam Canada, who is also a part time photographer and writer currently based in Addis, contributes this article about the recently-ended Addis Photo Fest, a major photographic event of the year.

Saturday December 11, 2010 saw the end of the incredibly successful first annual Addis Ababa Foto Festival (AFF), but the creative momentum sparked by the festival is omnipresent. AFF was organized by Ethiopian curator and photographer Aida Muluneh and brought together photographers from all over Africa and the diaspora for 5 days full of diverse and unique events. From portfolio reviews for emerging African photographers, to panel discussions to photo-video projections AFF set a high precedent for future arts and culture events in Addis.
The festival was launched with a photography-music projection produced by a workshop on street photography led by Paris based photographer Yo-Yo Gonthier. The projection depicted images taken in Addis Ababa and was accompanied with live music put on by local Ethio-jazz funk band Nubian Ark. It was Gonthier’s first experience mixing photography and live music and he gave some insight into the development of the project. Read more…

Categories: Photography

Addis holds a photograph exhibition

July 22, 2009 6 comments

NPJA Exibtion Picture (8)
The National Photo Journalist’s Association (NPJA) will hold an exhibition of photographs by nine photojournalists starting from today Wednesday at Habesha Gallery in Denbel City Center.
Around 130 photos in color and in black-and-white, some of them originally appeared in newspapers and magazines would be on display.
“The photos present Ethiopia’s environment, landscapes, culture, fashion, sports and people through the eyes and lens of Ethiopian photographers” Benyam Mengehsa, organizer and chair of NPJA told Addis Journal. Read more…

Aida Muluneh shines in Bamako

December 2, 2007 3 comments

AidaLast weekend saw the opening of the 7th African Photography Encounters Bienniale in Bamako, Mali. A unique exhibition of work from Africa’s best photographers. This year’s event is special in that it features a section dedicated to video for the first time ever and the theme of the exhibition is “in the town and beyond”.  Ethiopian-born US-based photographer, Aida Muluneh is among the photographers exhibiting.

The BBC’s cultural entertainment program The Ticket’s  presenter asked Aida to tell about her work which he decribed as ‘the most talked about in the exhibition’.

 Aida explained about one of her works she took in Addis showing a little girl going for a ride with her father.

Here is my own quick transcription. Read more…

Categories: Photography