Photography In Ethiopia (PIE)

Presented by Addis Foto Fest

Curated by Aida Muluneh

Featuring: Aida Muluneh, Aron Simeneh, Dawit Tibebu, Hilina Abebe, Netsanet Fekadu, Mekbib Tadesse, Belete Aklilu, Belete Tekle (posthumously), Desta “Keremela” Getu, Girma Berta, and Yafet Daniel

Photography in Ethiopia (PIE) is an opportunity for emerging photographers in Ethiopia to showcase their work. The Addis Foto Fest (AFF), produced by Desta For Africa PLC (DFA), is a platform for exhibiting collections from across the globe and the only international photography festival in East Africa, occurring every two years and beginning to increase the visibility of and interest in photography for Ethiopians. With this in mind, PIE is a portal not only to show photography from the country, but also a tool to promote the image of Ethiopia through a balanced perspective. This exhibition collection features a wide range of photography such as archives, landscape, portraits, nature, photojournalism, and fine art.

Established in 2010, the biannual Addis Foto Fest is an international photography festival directed by award winning photographer Aida Muluneh. Produced by Desta For Africa (DFA), the weeklong festival is held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and features exhibitions, portfolio reviews, conferences, projections, and film screenings. Our main objective is to support the development, dissemination, and promotion of images from Africa through the participation of both continental and international photography communities. The next Addis Foto Fest will take place in December of 2016.